Monday, March 09, 2009

Good to Hear
Religious groups are loosing support.
The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. The faithful have scattered out of their traditional bases: The Bible Belt is less Baptist. The Rust Belt is less Catholic. And everywhere, more people are exploring spiritual frontiers — or falling off the faith map completely.[...]
• So many Americans claim no religion at all (15%, up from 8% in 1990), that this category now outranks every other major U.S. religious group except Catholics and Baptists. In a nation that has long been mostly Christian, "the challenge to Christianity … does not come from other religions but from a rejection of all forms of organized religion," the report concludes.

I bet the number of people who claim to be christian is much higher than the actual number of christians. I know quite a few people who say they are catholic that do not attend church and are not raising their children in the church. In another generation far more people are not only going to be non christian but admit they are.
Via Chris Bowers who looks at the voting patterns of non christians. Looks good for reality based people.

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