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Response to madokie (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 08:31 AM

25. I'm sure the internet factors into dropping religious affiliations somewhat..

 

There's an avenue for a different perspective and opinion and ability to find some scientific fact based realities. There's also the 24hr/7days work week issue. I couldn't go to church on Sunday AM if I wanted to, and for some, like my husband, that's a day to catch up on some well deserved/ needed rest. Since our economy has become based on 70% commercialism (buy and sell something); instead of "make something" (manufacturing), the 40hr work week, Monday thru Friday is becoming obliterated for the avg American working person... AND if you are younger, you are more likely stuck working in one of these shit ass service jobs. This means, church is the absolute last item you think about planning extra in your daily routine. Also, we are all more on the move. Younger people aren't as likely to be living in the same area that they were raised in and feel the urge to make an appearance every so often to catch up with their "church family". (They are more likely to attend a church service when they are back home visiting with their parents and friends than they are to find a church in a new area). AND speaking of even finding a "new church family" in a "new area", it really takes time to figure out where you would want to go and receive your spiritual uplifting with. Many churches are still crazy beans and they tend to be Republican = party of God; Democrats = party of the Devil (just think at how the younger generations have voted in the last coupld of presidential elections). Also, many of us young'uns don't believe our GLBT friends are going to hell or even straining our own heterosexual relationships. We also have a stronger urge for environmental causes (being good stewards of the earth), as well as, feeling that we should be our brother/ sister's keepers and that poor and homeless in a "wealthy nation as ours" is a scourge on us. AND let's not even get started on the misogynistic tendencies that most religions seem to value (especially in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faiths).

So, if the church/ religion seems to be anti-everything you value, are you apt to value religion? Plus they lie about so many items, so having faith in lies and liars and the fact that the religious books have been written by man and have been selected in a manner in which the PTB at the time choose to utilize them for control, it is hard to have a belief in an invisible God in the sky.

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