America Lost Its Religion: Church Membership Plunges Below 50% For First Time
By Tyler Durden with comments by Ron
Apr 19, 2021 - 11:42:05 PM
April 14th 2021
Americans' faith in organized religion continues to trend down at an accelerated pace. A new poll from Gallup shows for the first time since the public opinion polling company began asking questions in 1937, the number of Americans who view themselves as members of a church, synagogue, or mosque has plunged below 50%. Keep in mind, in 1937, when Gallup first asked the question, 73% went to church, synagogue, or mosque.
America is losing its religion, and this trend of a more secular state has been accelerating since the Dot Com Bust (the early 2000s). The poll found 47% of Americans said they were a part of a church, synagogue, or mosque, down from 50% in 2018 and 70% in 1999.
The gradual decline of Americans losing their religion began in the 1950s and rapidly accelerated in the early 2000s. America's unique combination of wealth (status quo power) and worship during the 20th century appears to be unraveling in the 21st century.
The obvious question that comes to mind is what the hell happened around the Dot Com Bust?
Perhaps, the shift away from organized religion is due to millennials. Polling data found membership at a house of worship correlations with age, with older Americans more likely to attend church, synagogue, or mosque than younger generations.
Since the early 2000s, the percentage of Americans who don't associate themselves with religion has increased from 8% in 1998-2000 to 13% in 2008-2010 and 21% since 2017.
As millennials come to age and in the next couple of years will dominate the workforce, the loss of religion will undoubtedly continue, triggering a "religion crisis" for organized religious institutions.
Indeed, as the society-wide shifts in ideals and beliefs occur as the millennial generation takes power, their taste for organized religion sours.
There are a couple of major trends driving the plunge in faith in organized religion - millennials with no religious preference are soaring above all other generations, and religious membership is plunging among the youth. In fact, membership continues to decline across all generations, but millennials are increasing faster.
America is losing its religion.
So the next question: Why are millennials losing faith faster than all other generations?
Well, maybe the American Dream of getting married, buying a home with a white picket fence, having kids, attending church or temple, and having a stable career is unattainable for the young generation as they're bound by ball and chain to insurmountable student loans, credit card debt, auto loans, and crappy jobs.
As America's youth slips away from organized religion and past traditions, maybe this is a symptom of a dying country.
The much larger question of the sudden loss of religion is the social ramifications this may have for the country as a secular state could be in the making.
[Ron: This is a somewhat simplistic assessment. Our planet and its inhabitants are transitioning from a less conscious to a more conscious epoch as incoming energies from the centre of the galaxy increase consciousness in those individuals open to them. As that happens those ensouled human individuals open to the influences of energies impacted them are being spiritually stimulated. In effect we are entering a more conscious age in which individuals attuned to their energetic environment will tend to be more thoughtful, self conscious and loving.
Moreover, every ensouled being is indwelt by a fragment of Creator consciousness and hence each is a sovereign temple of God. That means that once they become aware of that reality they do not need external organisational structures for their spiritual growth. They can go within to commune with God and increase their intuitional and spiritual awareness without seeking advice from gurus or external institutional sources.
However, for decades the US education and college systems have been dumbed down and immersed in cultural Marxism, sexual freedom and the lack of intellectual and moral discipline promoted by Wokeism. Obviously many young people find the milieu of sexual promiscuity and hedonism appealing, and lacking in life experience, many embrace the lack of social and moral commitment that lifestyle provides. Religions are not supportive of such lifestyles.
Accordingly individuals raised in the typical US educational environment tend to reject the need for growing their awareness, and their conscious understanding of life the universe and everything. That means they will generally avoid societal and cosmic energetic influences that encourage spiritual growth and hence eschew joining spiritual or religious institutions.
Many US government and judicial authorities that currently control the US are supporting these materialistic anti-spiritual attitudes. They are also obviously hostile to religion AND spirituality and life itself as the widespread support for abortion attests. The result is Wokeism, rampant hedonism, grossly increasing sexual diseases and drug problems culminating in irrational attitudes to self and society such as gender dysporia. See eg: "We're #1": Yet Another Ignominious All-Time Record High Is Established In The Late, Great United States... http://abundanthope.net/pages/Health_and_Nutrition_37/We-re-1-Yet-Another-Ignominious-All-Time-Record-High-Is-Established-In-The-Late-Great-United-States.shtml
This situation arises because Western nations are awash in cultural Marxism and other materialistic ideologies and those ideologies are being supported by most Western governments, educational and cultural institutions and the MSM. In effect most Western institutions have been captured by the disciples of Marx and Lenin and their managements appear to be closely following Antonio Gramsci's ideas involving the infiltration and control of political, social and cultural institutions. That infiltration and capture has including religions as the increasingly blatant Vatican and widespread Catholic church approval of Wokeness attests.
Interestingly, this article makes no mention of the influences of cultural Marxist teachers, college professors and cultural leaders who obviously influence and manipulates young people causing them to be open to rejecting religion and the societal norms of their parents and previous generations. Similarly, this author doesn't mention that the MSM and advertisers routinely plug amorality and sexual liberation which is incompatable with attitudes and beliefs espoused in religious congregations. Arguably the failure to mention those salient facts explains and typifies the reasons why many of the younger generation of USans are becoming less spiritual and hence less religious.
However, I disagree with this author's suggestion that the failure of America's youth to embrace organized religion and past traditions, is a symptom of a dying country. The fact that President Trump was elected in 2016 and received a hugely increased popular vote in 2020, evidences that USans are determined to change the negative policies that have been destroying US education and society. Nor do I think that the fact that USans are becoming less religious means that that US society will become less spiritual. Having regard to the influence of incoming divine cosmic energies and the positive global changes being effected by the Triodity, I think that a strong contingent of USans will elect to become more spiritual in the near future.].
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