19 Numbers Which Prove That America Is Turning Away From Christianity

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The decline of the Christian faith in America is accelerating.  The results of a new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life were just released, and the numbers are staggering.  The percentage of all U.S. adults with no religious affiliation at all is nearly up to 20 percent.  Even more frightening, 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation whatsoever.  Meanwhile, the percentage of the U.S. population that is Protestant has hit an all-time low.  Sadly, this new survey just confirms what a whole bunch of other surveys have shown over the past few years.  The truth is that America is very clearly turning away from Christianity.  Right up front I will disclose that I am a Christian, so I consider this to be a very bad thing.  Others that are reading this may consider the statistics below to be wonderful news.  But what we should all be able to agree on is that the long-term trends clearly show that Americans are increasingly rejecting the Christian faith.  So what does this mean for the future of our nation?  Where does America go from here?  Those are very interesting questions.

Once upon a time, the Christian faith had an overwhelming influence on every day life in America.  Even as late as 1972, a whopping 62 percent of all Americans were Protestant and an astounding 93 percent of all Americans claimed to be affiliated with a religion of one sort or another.

But now things are dramatically changing.

Posted below are 19 numbers which prove that America is turning away from Christianity.  The first 10 numbers are from the new survey conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life that was just released on Tuesday….

#1 Nearly one-fifth of all U.S. adults have no religious affiliation whatsoever.  Back in 1972, only 7 percent of all U.S. adults had no religious affiliation.

#2 The number of Americans with no religious affiliation has grown by 25 percent over the past five years.

#3 The younger you are the more likely you are not to be affiliated with a religion.  9 percent of all U.S. adults that are 65 or older have no religious affiliation, but a whopping 32 percent of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 have no religious affiliation.

#4 88 percent of those that are religiously unaffiliated “are not looking for religion”.

#5 73 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support gay marriage and 72 percent of the religiously unaffiliated support legalized abortion.

#6 The religiously unaffiliated now make up 24 percent of all registered voters “who are Democrats or lean Democratic”.

#7 For the first time ever, Protestants do not make up a majority of the U.S. population.  In 2007, Protestants made up 53 percent of the U.S. population, but now they only make up 48 percent of the U.S. population. Way back in 1972, Protestants made up 62 percent of the U.S. population.

#8 29 percent of all U.S. adults “seldom or never attend religious services”.

#9 51 percent of all U.S. adults believe that churches and other religious organizations “are too concerned with money and power”.

#10 66 percent of all U.S. adults believe that religion is “losing its influence on American life”.

Here are some more numbers which show that Christianity is declining in America….

#11 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans with “no religion” more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.

#12 According to the American Religious Identification Survey, only 76 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another in 2008.  Back in 1990, 86 percent of all Americans identified themselves as “Christian” of one type or another.

#13 A study conducted by the Barna Group discovered that nearly 60 percent of all Christians in the 15 to 29 year old age bracket are no longer actively involved in any church.

#14 As I have written about previously, Islam is now the fastest growing religion in America according to the latest U.S. Religion Census.  Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Muslims living inside the United States increased by approximately 1 million to a total of 2.6 million.

#15 According to a professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, there were approximately 1,200 mosques in the United States back in the year 2000.  Now there are more than 2,100.

#16 It is being projected that the percentage of Americans attending church in 2050 will be about half of what it is today.

#17 One survey conducted a while back found that 52 percent of all American Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life”.

#18 According to a study done by LifeWay Research, membership in Southern Baptist churches will fall by close to 50 percent by the year 2050 if current trends continue.

#19 LifeWay Research has also found that 46 percent of all Americans never even think about whether they will go to heaven or not.

If you are a Christian, those numbers should be very sobering.  The Church is most definitely losing ground in the United States.

It should be noted that Christianity is definitely not in danger of disappearing.  The Christian faith is experiencing absolutely explosive growth in Africa, South America and even in places such as China.

According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there are approximately 2.2 billion Christians in the world.  That makes it the largest religion in the world by far.

But in the United States, Christianity is most definitely in decline.

So what do you think?

Do you believe that this is a good thing or a bad thing?

Where does America go from here?

Please feel free to post a comment with your opinion below….

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  • Matthew

    Reading this makes me very glad to be in Utah. A place where the majority of the population still goes to church on Sunday, like parts of the Deep South. Utah County, Utah has a population of about 500-550 thousand and is still something like 70%+ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    • Mal R

      On the one hand I really dig Utah as well, but on the other I’m uneasy about the overt bigotry of Mormons against non-mormons.

      • Uh-huh

        Unfortunately, it is a common human affliction for great numbers holding one type of idea to inflict bigotry on the lesser numbers holding another idea.

        Used to be blacks complaining about white bigotry and now the country is suffering from a huge helping of black bigotry and black mob riots.

        Used to be Christians smacking down on Muslims and now Muslims are beheading Christians.

        …world is still a very creepy place, no matter which side of the teeter-totter you’re on.

    • Gay Veteran

      and of course many fundamentalists think the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a cult

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        Still isn’t as bad as the church of sodomy you worship and force on people.

        • Mordred

          Really? If you have had sodomy forced on you, by all means please report this terrible crime and explore the legal channels open to you.

          If not, and you’re just a hater, have a big helping of STFU and mind your own business. Their lifestyle isn’t affecting you in any way.

          • LOL

            Yeah rly, you scumbags even try to push your sick ideology on schoolchildrens.

        • Gay Veteran

          Malcolm: “Still isn’t as bad as the church of sodomy you worship and force on people.”

          thy shalt not lie

          • Gay Veteran

            LOL: “Yeah rly, you scumbags even try to push your sick ideology on schoolchildrens.”

            bearing false witness

      • Uh-huh

        A “cult” that has been around for 200 years. I think they said the same about Christianity (when they were crucifying them) and the same about Islam and the same about Protestants (the key word being “protest”)…educate yourselves.

    • Karen

      I live in a small town in Iowa with a population of about 52,000. And we have so many wonderful churches and they are attended very well. Our town is so blessed with new companies and new homes, and new churches. The heavens are open over our town! Glory to God!

  • dale p

    **************, those are great stats! Thanks, god!

  • mark

    This is not good. Government institutions should not be the teacher of lifes values to our children. If parents fail to teach their children the light of Christ our country will continue to degrade into a cesspool.

    • Karen

      There is a multitude of families home schooling there children for this very reason! I think our family values really need to be guarded and if this is the only way, I am all for it! The Ten Commandments need to be re-posted in our schools. Thou shall not kill, would be a mighty good thing to learn!

  • Utopia Banished

    Lefty rats and commie traitors will love it. Their god the state will demonstrate its mastery of utter failure and misery.

    • Jacob

      you are pretty disturbed….

      • LOL

        The truth is prett disturbing.

  • Tim

    “According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there are approximately 2.2 billion Christians in the world. That makes it the largest religion in the world by far.”

    The problem with that statistic is that it includes over 1 billion Roman Catholics. Roman Catholicism is Babylonian mystery religion that masquerades as Christianity.

    • Gay Veteran

      and now we have the anti-Catholic post

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        What the hell do you care. You’re anti-God yourself.

        • Gary2

          its a magog thing…you would not understand

        • Gay Veteran

          I’m agnostic. again, thy shalt not lie

  • Washington

    Actual Photo Of Greek Protesters Welcoming Angela Merkel Right Now Joe Weisenthal | Oct. 9, 2012


  • Jim

    Michael, this is a very sobering article, and very true. I am faithfully trying to serve the one and only true God. The total lack of christian values is what is killing this country. If people would only spend a little of their time trying to be as our Lord and Saviour, being a servant instead of trying to be a king (which is what most people try to be, myself included at times), this world would be a lot better place. This “me,me,me” society we have on our hands today is about to implode. I know everyone is trying so hard to be politically correct these days and not step on anyone’s toes, but the truth needs to be said. “I am the WAY, the Truth, and the Light” there is no other way to eternal life except by accepting Jesus as your saviour. I know this comment will be booed and picked at, but I have only told the truth.

    • Michael

      It is good to tell the truth.


    • Gay Veteran

      you do not have to be Christian to be a moral person:

      …Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama, c. 563 – c. 483 B.C.) made this principle [Golden Rule] one of the cornerstones of his ethics in the 5th century BCE. It occurs in many places and in many forms throughout the Tripitaka…

      Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.
      —Udanavarga 5:18….

      • Mordred

        QFT. Not to mention that this country was not “founded” on Christian principles, unless you subscribe to all that David Barton historical revisionist nonsense.

      • R.T.

        What you have said is not the same as the “golden rule” stated in the Bible. “hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful” is a passive guideline. Don’t hurt others. But Jesus told us to “love thy neighbours as thyself” that is an active command. And the biggest difference is that we cannot do it without the Holy Spirit. You can try to follow all the commands of Jesus, and you will fail. The only way is to let self die on the cross and let Jesus lives through us.

      • Karen

        Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life. no man comes to the Father but through Me! It is so simple, but people make it difficult. Jesus is the only man who never sinned and He gave His life as a substitute for us who have sinned. He bore our sins, the past, present, and future sins, on the cross. The blood of the Lamb is our Redeemer! He bought us back by paying our debt. Put it into this analogy, if you have a child, could you even imagine giving him up to save the world? Well, that is how much God loves us! Why would Jesus have to die if there was another way to heaven? There is no other way to enter heaven, but by the shed blood of Jesus. It is a free gift and you cannot earn it, but you must accept it. There is nothing you can do to earn it because Jesus already paid for your sins. He alone is the way to heaven!

    • Kim

      Why blame the people? They are merely following the example of the hypocritical do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do religious leaders of this world. The leaders are blind. They are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. No wonder this nation (and the world) is such an immoral and amoral mess. To be fair, this is not Christianity’s fault. The Christian faith is beautiful and teaches morals and love. It is today’s mainstream leaders that have twisted it and corrupted it for their own gain. You would have to PAY ME to attend ANY American church service “performed” on any given Sunday. I wouldn’t contribute half a penny to any church in this nation.

    • eliza

      amen thanks brother for speaking the Truth

  • Lover of God

    Read 2Tim. 3:1-5. It seems as if everything is according to scripture. As it should be.

  • K

    OK no one else will say it, so I will be the bad guy. Many of the Churches, brought this on themselves. When Falwell, and Robertson started leading some of the Churches, down the political path, that is when I saw the decline start. Church is for discussing important topics, God and eternity. Not for something as slimy as politics. I attend a small Church most Sundays, that stays on the important topics. We are in the world, but not of the world.

    • Karen

      I think our government needs a whole lot of godly people with a good solid foundation! God did not say Christians should not be in high places of government. There is no such thing as separation of church and state. The only reason that got started is that way back in the beginning of our government, it was established so the government couldn’t dictate what church Americans had to attend. Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords! That is about as high as you can go! Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord!

  • LOL

    There is no god, and there can’t be a god is a statement of faith, not science.

  • Dave Webb

    No one that has experience with the miracles of God can claim to be neutral or atheist in their beliefs. Most young people have no experience with what can happen. They believe the half lies and lies put forward in our “neutral” education system. It is far from neutral. I call them liars to their faces. But it means nothing. It is called only select the facts that agree with what you want people to believe. And that is what they do. They ignore anything that doesn’t coordinate with the theories.
    The problem is our opposition is a convincing liar. They can convince people that there is no God. Or if not that, there is no fairness to God. But I think mostly they convince people that everything that has happened is just the natural way of things and there is no God.
    Strangely a lot of these people believe in the supernatural. They believe that there are ghosts out there. They believe in a lot of things, just not in God. They believe all creatures evolved “naturally” and nothing was created.
    Anyone with half a brain would eventually conclude that cannot be so. One of the greatest miracles on Earth is Life right here in our backyards. The amount of sophisticated biological programming involved is way beyond chance happening or evolutionary processes at work. Any biologist with a Christian Faith can tell you the other side of the story. For it to be random chance the odds are really against you.
    Or tell you about the double chromosomes on the Human cell that just does not jive with what they are saying.
    Or explain the visions people have sometimes. Like seeing someone they are close to on a battlefield thousands of miles away. Or some people getting dreams and because of those dreams changing that flight plan. The Flight goes down in flames. The examples go on and on and on. Yet they do not see those things as acts of God.
    Don’t get me wrong. I see advancement of true science without bias to be a good thing. It is also the most difficult thing to do. The very people that feel they are scientists react violently to new ideas sometimes. Especially if it does not conform to their idea of the truth.
    They are not alone. Christians have done the same thing. A lot of people believed the Earth was flat. A lot believed the Earth was the center of everything. If you ask these people for a definition of Heaven and Hell a lot of them can not do it in a reasonable and logical way. We are not a bunch of ignorant people anymore. Communications have advanced a thousand percent in the last 75 years.
    Personally, I feel a minister of God must have a faith that is believable. And that is part of the problem. The image of a man who is ignorant and claims things that are not true is just as damaging as one with a faith in science.
    Yet anyone who has read a modern translation of the Bible would be amazed at how many things there are in the Bible. Every time I read it I find something new, I didn’t realize before.
    Whenever, I do see one of these non-religious people, I often see someone with a stake in it not being true. If it is true, they are going to Hell! What most cannot see is, they have nothing at all to lose by becoming a Christian. You see part of being a Christian is the forgiveness of your sins. But if they become Christian they might have to change their ways which is unacceptable to a lot of them.
    I would rather put my faith in Jesus Christ and God. But I also believe in a universe far more complicated that we could possibly imagine. I put no restraints with my belief on my God. Yes I also believe in the Holy Ghost. I am not too proud to say, “I don’t know. I will find out.”
    When, in the course of events, my Jesus Christ and God come, I will gladly sit at their feet and listen to any wisdom they are willing to impart to me. I hope my mind is open enough to accept what they tell me.
    When they do return, I hope I am prepared to serve.

    • peter

      Amen. God is so good; God is Love.

    • Gay Veteran

      religion exists for 2 reasons: (1) man fears death and (2) as a means of social control (obey the king or you’ll go to hell)

  • Gay Veteran

    I’m not surprised by the survey. The more educated people are the less religious they are.

    • Jacob

      You are spot on

    • Porfirio Aguayo

      Tell that to the scientific and mathematical greats of the past and see what they give you for an answer.

  • Gary2

    What you don’t say! Another hypocritical tea bag GOP. Say it isn’t so. They are supposed to be such good Christians.

    A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post. The congressman, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, was trying to save his marriage at the time, according to his remarks on the call, made in September of 2000.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      troll spammer…. Gary, you really dont have to cut and paste on each of Michael’s sites. really.

      You claim to be a Christian too so how do you square that with the PLETHORA of anti-god excrement you post?

      • Gary2

        just stating the facts, or copy and paste the facts from other sites where relevant. No use in me reinventing the wheel

        • Jacob

          They don’t like it when you show their hypocracy

          • Karen

            Hypocrisy is a screen so many people use to hide behind. Each individual is accountable for how he lives his life here on earth. The big question is what will you do with Jesus? Will you accept Him as Lord of your life? Will you receive the free gift of salvation? There will be a judgment day and Each person will give an account of their lives and there will be nothing to hide behind!

    • LOL

      “according to a phone call transcript obtained by The Huffington Post.”

      In that case, I have a bridge to sell you.

      • Gay Veteran

        let me guess, a Glen Beck listener

  • Makati1

    I believe that even these numbers are on the low side of the number who do not go to church or have a religion that they actually believe in. Take away the youth in Mormon Churches who do not have the choice of going or not and the numbers would be way lower for attendance. Reality is that less than 30% of Mormons are active members and even fewer are full tithe payers. Maybe 5%. How do I know? Active Mormon for 28 years, sealed in the Temple, assistant to 5 bishops over 20 years, but inactive now because my eyes have been opened to reality.

    Anyway, I am glad to see organized religion failing. Catholics have meddled for too many centuries and the other ‘Christian’ churches are not much better. Either we have some spirit that lives forever or we do not and no organization on earth is going to say what happens to that spirit after you die. Myself, I believe that when I die I just cease to exist and I will never know it happened. Does that make me a ‘bad’ person? No, it only frees me up to live my own life without fear of a fictitious ‘hell’.

    • Karen

      Religion may be failing but relationship is what counts. A personal relationship with the One who gave His life is not comparable to anything else in life! Walking into our church building is thrilling because the power and presence of Jesus is over whelming! Our worship is amazing and Almighty God shows up every Sunday! Don’t let Jesus’ death be in vain! He died for you and every other human being.His love is like non other! I hope you will seek God because He says those who seek will find and those who knock the door will be opened. It is so hard to put into words how magnificent it is to know the Living God who created me and has great plans for my life and sings over me and has me on His mind all the time, and most of all loves me unconditionally!

      • Draco 94

        I really don’t want to bust your bubble dude, but Christianity isn’t the only religion that gives a sense of belonging. I was raised Christian, and for a while felt what you may call the “Holy Spirit.” It faded after a while. I’m happy that you still have that, but don’t talk like Christianity is the only religion that matters. Islam isn’t either. I am a Neopagan personally, and feel just as loved with my new religion as I ever did as a Christian.

        Personally, I’m glad that Christianity is becoming less popular so that American religion can become more diverse (Atheism counts as a religion), because I get bored of the notion of every religious person being Christian.

    • JR

      Wow, I have never felt ” not free to live my own life”, in fact, we were all given free will by God to live as good people or the other end of the spectrum bad or evil people. Even the Christian Churches have had there problems over time. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes but we need to actively try to be a better person tomorrow than we were today. Thats what God wants from us. All I can say is keep an open mind and do some research ( be aware of valid or invalid information online). Compare science vs Christianity or every other religion vs Christianity try to keep in mind opinions vs fact. Challenge yourself to find out all you can about religions and the point of life and who put us here and why. I find it interesting when science explains everything up to a point but then there is one missing piece of info that they cant explain how or where that piece came from, maybe it was God that had the missing piece to the puzzle that science couldnt explain? Nevet stop researching and keep am open mind while doing so and you might find the answers you are looking for. May God bless all of humanity on this fruitful planet. JR

  • Kim

    These stats don’t surprise me. Religious, both Protestant and Catholics, essential mainstream Christianity is a fraud and a racket and the people see it. Scandals after scandals drive the people away. There is nothing virtuous in mainstream Christianity as it is practiced and promoted today. It’s leaders do not follow what Jesus taught, they cast doubt on the veracity of the bible, they engage in wrong-doing, illicit behaviors and greed.

    On the other hand, Christianity as practiced by the disciples and apostles of the first century, as taught by Jesus, is a beautiful faith. Today’s leaders have turned what is beautiful into a cave of robbers. Wo can blame the public for running in the other direction as fast as they can.


    • Karen

      Man is redeemed by the blood of Jesus! A pastor, priest, or etc, are just men who can sin like anyone else. But the great thing about Christianity is the forgiveness of God! Yes men of God should have a high standard, but so should all of us. Man is weak, but the blood of Jesus washes away all our sins! Glory to God!

  • 1stVArifleman

    I think the church should really take note of comment 9. I believe all organized religion has become a victim of our current state of usury from the banksters and globalists. Many younger people of my generation see this. Also, Jesus himself was against organized religion. You do not need a church to be a true believer or a truth seeker.

    • Karen

      It is not about religion but relationship. To know the one and true God is an amazing thing! It is a personal relationship that God is looking for, not religion and man made rules. And there are rules of society and rules in sports and so on, so why are so many people offended by rules in the Word of God? After all it is so we can live an abundant life that Jesus promised. God gave us a guide book so that we could live free and have the Kingdom rules that brings an amazing life of freedom and love. Who wouldn’t want that?

  • Washington

    Forget Class-Warfare; It’s Age-Warfare We Should Worry About Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/10/2012


    • LOL

      Baby boomers, who loved generation-war, are now the targets of it? *explosion* Oh noes, my irony meter!

  • John Squire

    As I see it, christian denominations are too obsessed about money. Everything about them focuses on money and finances.

    • Karen

      Can any organization be run without money? Tithing 10% of your income is what God requires, not man. People are only being obedient to God by giving their tithe and offerings and that is the heart of God!

      • Carly Sturgeon

        Why does an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-good ‘God’ “require” anything from us? Money or otherwise? Or do you not believe in an all-good, all-knowing, all-powerful ‘God’?

  • Things said here are to be undrelined by the words…. The Earth Is the Lords and the FULLNESS thereof, and all the people thereof! We shouldn’t be alarmed about the falling away from God! Yes, it will be all over the world. The great apostle’s wrote, in the latter times many shall depart from the faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons 2 Timothy/ Revelation 2 &3.
    We are admonished to contend for the faith the was once for all delivered to us by the apostles – the word of God. Be strong brothers & sisters… see that NO MAN, or DEMON take thy crown! Revelations 3 and 4, and 14!
    Be blessed all. To the sinner… for the wages of sin is DEATH, but, the GIFT of GOD is eternal LIFE through Jesus Christ. Romans 3.23, and there IS NO condemnation to those in Christ Jesus our LORD. rOMANS 8.1 & 2

    • peter

      Amen. God is so good, i m so blessed.

      • Good and Godless


    • Karen

      Thank you for posting the Word Of Almighty God! There will be a judgment day even if people deny it. It is a very sad thing to see the heart of America deceived. God so much wants to bless America! But if America chooses not to believe and turns away, God will left His hand and America is going down! Oh people take off the blinders and see the truth. We serve the living God who loves us with an everlasting love. Could you send your son to die for all mankind? That’s how much God loves us! Can’t you see the down fall of America since stopping prayer and God from being in our schools, work places, and etc? Here are a few to refresh your minds, divorce of at least 50 % of marriages, domestic abuse, child abuse, shootings in schools and many other places, financial disaster in our government, violence in every movie and tv show, filthy language, and so much more. Tell me that you like this kind of life! Well I really think America is in really deep trouble and there will be tremendous trouble just ahead!

      • Adam Warner

        Bloody Crusades? Salem Witch Trials? …Yeah

    • Eva Johnson

      Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasy] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”

      • 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5
      Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasy] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?”

      • 2 Thessalonians 2:1–5

  • Gary2

    look at the right wing nut ralph the crook reed. Those stupid low info conservatives lap up this crooks **************

  • Graham


    As the party seems to have moved on from this link, this seems the best place to post the following info.

    American Church Leaders Challenge Israel and Congress:-


  • LOL

    I don´t think christianity before political correctness was perfect but it was, overall, a positive influence.
    The religion that replaced it, radical humanism, does not.

    • Gay Veteran

      what the hell is radical humanism?

      • Carly Sturgeon

        I actually had to look it up myself, like you, unaware that such an idea even existed, except in the minds of these people. eHow has a page on ‘radical humanism’ – apparently going further than combating religious dogma and “destroying social inequality and challenge societal structure, particularly in regards to capitalism and authoritarianism.”

  • Dave

    This is a good sign I’d say. People have a tendency to let religious views over-ride their ability to think logically. There’s nothing wrong with religion as long as it isn’t hurting anyone other than the believer, but they should keep it out of politics, and the very nature of most religions demand butting into politics.

    • Michael

      Why does religion have no place in politics?


      • Adam Warner

        Because when you live in a country free of religious choice, you can’t base laws that everyone must follow around certain individuals religious preferences… Duh?

    • Porfirio Aguayo

      If religious views get in the way of thinking logically, then how come most of the well-known scientific and mathematical greats were Christian of some sort?

  • becca

    What a sad trend for our nation. We see the fruit of satanic deception all around us. Lawlessness abounds. The church is to blame because it is our duty to reach others with the Truth. Just terrible to know what awaits those who have chosen to reject their Saviour.

  • The Human

    I have noticed that many Christians tend to think that Christianity is the only religion that matters or in fact the only that is worthy. I have a friend who converted from, Hinduism to Christianity and she makes the ugliest of face and gets full of hatred at the mention of Hinduism. Is that that Christianity taught her? And she is proud.. HAHA!! They are COMPLETELY blind to other religions cos they are absolutely ignorant about what other religions truly are about! I am not a hater, I am also not a religious person. I just believe that all this organized religion is crap and being in touch with the Godliness has got absolutely nothing to do with Jesus or the strict rules, or any figurehead of ANY religion.All this started somewhere in the history of humanity and people just started following blindly without really questioning. HUMANITY is the greatest. I have seen so many people who don’t believe in any religion (yes, Christianity included), and the senseless restrictions imposed by them. And these people are no less moral, nice, worthy than a Christian or anyone belonging to any “ism”.. They are just blissfully happy and living a happy free, unrestricted life, way better than any religious person.

    For example, Christianity says “love each other and help your fellow”. Now is that preached only by Christianity? Do other religions preach one to hate each other? NO!! Then why do so many Christians act superior? All the other religions say the same thing essentially. And seriously, if there were no religions in this world, would I not live in this world and notice & learn anyway that loving each other is not only essential but also fulfilling? I mean, come on..seriously… I need no religion to tell me that! I can see, feel and learn those things living in this world!! Cos it’s all about humanity.

    Conditioning by organized religions and so many DOs and DONTs have screwed up people so bad and they are living in a smaller sphere whereas if they forget about religion and live as spiritual humans with common sense, their sphere of experience, pleasure and bliss would know no bounds.

    I bothers me to see that Christianity, or any other religion are just restricting the growth of humanity so badly.

    LOVE to all.

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      Christianity is effecting the growth of humanity ? America was founded on Christianity, and in the last 230 years we’ve accomplished so much and have turned into the most advanced society ever. God is what kept this country going and I feel America will end because of the lack of faith in God. Take a long thought about it. Since we’ve been turning we’ve been in decline. Are country is starting to hate God or not believe in the WORD OD GOD the bible. Ever since the decline are economy has sunk, we are not leading the world, we have lowered production in a lot of stuff, and America is just a lost puppy now. Since we have turned on God, God has turned on us. My God is superior. Your lost , like most of the rest of this country, without God life is scary. I pray for you.

      • Good and Godless

        Ya, except for the fact that nearly all of the Founding Fathers were Deists at best. So there’s that…

      • Porfirio Aguayo


    • Robert Briones

      I’m that you believe Christianity is just a bunch of do’s and don’ts. It’s also a serious bummer that you see Christians act superior to you, that shouldn’t happen at all. Although I’m pretty involved in my church, and true believer will tell you that Christianity isn’t based on following a list of principles or going to church; it’s about growing in your relationship with Christ, and finding life through Him, and not the desires of this world. It seems as though you would say that the world is purely bliss with all that it offers, but I honestly find that hard to believe. We live in a broken world, and the world will tell you that sin leads to happiness. It doesn’t. It truly doesn’t. It breaks us. I’ve seen what indulging in the world with no boundaries does to us. It will take us and destroy relationships, and our own right to happiness. Christ doesn’t need us, but He reaches out to us even when society tells us that we are the greatest.

  • Brandy

    those who claim to follow Christ need to get back to Torah. Not for salvation, but for covenant.

  • GailG2

    After being a Christian for 34 years, the scales fell from my eyes. (April 24, 1984). On that day, I saw the differences between the teachings of the Church and the teachings of Jesus. I had a choice to make and chose the TEACHINGS of Jesus (not his status as an alleged only begotten son of god. He said that we are gods). Life has not been the same since.

    My clinical depression lifted. My self-esteem skyrocked. Life became interesting. I developed a passion for learning. I started learning about myself and became self-aware for the first time in my adult life.

    I see the failure of the church as the best thing that could happen to humanity. When I allowed my mind to open, I found something far more wonderful than that old sadist God.

    • Porfirio Aguayo

      In other words, your soul became weak against the deceptions of Satan, thus acquiring a fake sense of knowledge. God is King!

  • isthatsodave

    I would hope ignorance and religious bigots are on the decline … I find any argument/comment quoting the bible and reference to god and belief immediately undermines its own foundation and becomes irrelevant … being a good human being comes before religion … religion does not own morality or ethics …

  • Lizzie

    The apostate % on gay marriages issue is the divider to me. Claiming to be Born again and believing homosexuality is OK with God is truly hypocrisy. But yet the apostates will point they’re finger at us and accuse the ones of us that stand on God’s word of exactly what they have become, HYPOCRITES.

  • What I find most disturbing is that education, science, and logical thinking about science and the way the world works. All of these in America were birthed by a Christian worldview, now suddenly having a Christian worldview is non logical and against science? There couldn’t be science unless Christians led the way of trying to figure out the laws that god had put in place. I mean believe what you want for sure its a free country but lets not forget the roots of why we are the way we are as a country.

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  • Good and Godless

    I’m sure you think he does….

  • DoctorFeelgoodMD

    It’s not just the US, it’s the entire Western civilization.

  • Melody.B.

    Why take the chance? I should live in fear and as a slave to the supposed word of god because why take the chance? I should just hate homosexuals and others of the lgbtq (those of which are friends who me I care for and love)? I should grovel and beg for forgiveness to a god who never listened to me, never gave me a sign (despite for years living in fear and begging for something-anything to revive my Christian faith)? I should be silent, stupid, gullible, question nothing, and be obedient to “god” (but its really just the Almighty Church) because….why take the chance? The stupid things I read- even the most mild christian talk of the bible or politics- made me pull away from this religion and do research and look elsewhere. I have a very long story about how I’ve come to my current religion in which I’ve found much bliss and explanations that make sense. A relationship slowly growing with deities whom I had been brainwashed into fearing. I was brainwashed to fear anything strange (to what I was raised to believe was normal) or different. Everything, even my own thoughts (despite ‘free will’ so often preached about) were not my own but things put there by the devil that I needed to rebuke. You can’t have true free will from a god that’s supposedly so loving if your choices are live free and suffer eternally or conform to the fear- the abusive relationship. After all, why chance it?
    Its very disturbing and quite a disgusting way of thinking. But I’ve broken free of such circular logic and fear.
    My religion now is Wicca. I have been lead to this path, it has taken hints and nudges here and there throughout my life to bring me here. I am still discovering a lot, and I don’t believe Wicca is the only path, or the one true path. I believe all forms of Paganism and other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim religions are paths that are neither wholely right or absolutely wrong. However when a religion of any type becomes controlling and the people in it attempt to insight fear in others to conform to their way of thinking and what’s comfortable to them and condemn those that don’t are wrong. People should never choose a religion or ideology out of fear. How many have suffered from silence, bigotry, and ignorance without a fight because why speak out? Why think differently? Why take the chance?