|Re: Hemant Mehta on rising atheism among millenials:|
- Tuesday, August 20 2013, 3:17:53 (UTC)|
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>Hemant Mehta on rising atheism among millenials: ‘It’s not that Christianity is unpopular, it’s that it’s untrue.’
>By George Chidi
>Sunday, August 18, 2013
>Dueling young columnists discussed the rise of atheism among millenials Sunday morning on CNN.
>Rachel Evans, an evangelical blogger, attributed the number of millenials abandoning the church to a loss of connection to the traditional religious values of service and spiritual connection, and not superficial questions of style.
...no no Sweetie, it isn't a matter of style...you're thinking like the Repubs who think they only have to repackage their nonsense...there is No spirituality in your religion...you SELL spirituality but you dish out material requests for money and power over people's lives.
“I think there’s this assumption among a lot of Christian leaders that, you know, if we bring in some hipper worship bands and a coffee shop in the fellowship hall and maybe a pastor who wears skinny jeans young adults will come flocking back to the church,” she said. “Clearly, that’s not happening.”
...no, but you all TRIED it!!! Had it worked you'd be praying to a couch too.
>But Hemant Mehta, author of The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, connected the rise of modern atheism to the increasingly-obvious problem of squaring religious belief with modern scientific reason and social ethics.
>“Not all the millenials who are leaving church are necessarily flocking to atheism. But if you ask young people, if you ask millenials what comes to mind when they think of Christianity, when they think of the church, they will tell you it’s anti-gay, anti-doubt, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-sex education,” Mehta said. “We all know what the church is against, and we really don’t care what the church is for when you have that much baggage.”
...stop calling us by THEISM's name!!! That's still a victory for religious peoploe because THEY and their ditzy beliefs still define us! Call us RATIONAL Human Beans and let THEM bear the burden of being "anti-Rational"!!! Which is what they ARE. Rational people don't believe in fairy tales, they may enjoy them, if they are enjoyable, but they don't BELIEVE in them and they certainly don't call themselves "anti-FAIRIES"!!!!
>Watch the discussion here.
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