Atheism Is the Largest Religion…hmmm

Here is an interesting article from the Daily Wire:

God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.

For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have “no religion” has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population.

As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most common mental illness in the country. One in six Americans takes antidepressant drugs, a 65% surge over just 15 years. The problem is particularly acute among younger Americans. While depression diagnoses have increased 33% since 2013, that number is up 47% among Millennials and 63% among teenagers. Coincidentally, suicide rates among American teenagers have increased by 70% since 2006. American life expectancy declined again last year, as Americans continue to drug and kill themselves at record rates.

Social scientists have long since established the link between religiosity and life satisfaction. As social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky observes, people who attend religious services several times each week are nearly twice as likely as those who worship less than once a month to describe themselves as “very happy.” Such psychologists simply state the obvious: the belief that God loves you and that you will live with him in eternity offers greater consolation than the view of death as a dirt nap that stiffens you into worm food.

Religious people are also significantly more likely to engage in happy-making behaviors, such as getting and staying married. A study released in 2017 affirmed what countless others had already shown: married couples report higher life satisfaction than their single, divorced, and widowed neighbors. That satisfaction tends to last beyond the honeymoon and well into old age.

The misery epidemic threatens not merely American households but also our halls of power. The late Andrew Breitbart observed that politics is downstream of culture, and culture in turn is downstream of religion. “Cult” and “culture” are etymologically related, and a culture is defined by what it worships. A materialistic culture worships wealth; a licentious culture worships sex; a godly culture worships God. But “our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people,” as John Adams wrote to the Massachusetts militia in 1798. “It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

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(LFC Comment: One has to wonder why has there been such a precipitous drop in church participation?   Could it be that many of the churches no longer preach the revealed Word of God, but rather the “social gospels” as dictated by our ever changing culture?  We are not just in a “cultural war”, but we are also in a “spiritual war” as well.)

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  15. I agree with Dorothy. I believe in God and expect to exist in his realm when I pass. I gave up on organized religion when the first question was always how much $ are going to contribute? The prevalence of pedophilia is also very disturbing, having been swept under the carpet for eons.

  16. Watch out Dorothy, there is another F5 tornado brewing, and may sweep across the United States…

  17. Churches no longer preach the revealed word of the one true God. If they do…they only preach so much of it. So many contradictions…and the doctrine keeps changing dontcha know. Plain and simple the western Christian church has taken the mark of the beast by bellying up to the materialist bar with their 501(c)3 status. The protestant church is suffering because they’ve gone back to bed with the Vatican…Martin Luther would be rolling over in his grave. Even the orthodox church is back in bed with the Vatican.

    No the churches sold their flocks out long ago…and they continue to want to have their cake and eat it too. The church hierarchy no longer stands for the very doctrine they preach…certainly not the word of the Christ. And Islam’s prophet was nothing more than a psychopathic pedophile. In Christianity, Romans 13 has been purposely misinterpreted to keep good people from doing anything. All of the big religions have had their violent paths bringing that one religion to the mainstream. It’s all about controlling the masses.

    I cry no tears for the churches in this country, least of all the Catholic church whose faithful have done NOTHING to rid their hierarchy of the pedophilia and sexual deviance that runs rampant throughout the Vatican. They are reaping what they have sewn.

    Western Christianity died the minute they required their flocks to ask the government for permission to marry, Only slaves have to ask permission to marry, request a license to do anything, including driving, etc. It just took some time to manifest. The churches in this country are reaping what they’ve sewn. It became all about butts in the seats and “show me the money!” Nearly every denomination has had their brush with pedophilia as well. Some have even engaged in human trafficking, including children, as we are slowly finding out as the arrests are being made all across the country due to Trump’s executive order. That is the evil most of the walking dead have no clue is being put down. This crap is global people…get your heads out of the sand. What, you don’t hear about it on CNN or MSNBC…or any of the other networks like FoxNews? You won’t. If you want real news stop watching the lame stream media and stop reading the Fake News Herald and the totally lame Gazette Newspapers. That is no real journalism…no investigative reporting exists there. Heck the Fake News Herald is owned by people in McLean, VA. Sheeple!

    Rest assured, there are still a LOT of Godly moral people out there…even if they no longer financially support a church.

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