We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like – brace yourself – eyeball licking.
But is it also a culprit in helping us lose our religion? A new study suggests it might be.
Allen Downey, a computer scientist at Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, set out to understand the national uptick in those who claim no religious affiliation. These are the “nones,” which the Pew Research Center considers the fastest-growing “religious” group in America.
Since 1985, Downey says, the number of first-year college students who say they’re religiously unaffiliated has grown from 8% to 25%, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey.
And, he adds, stats from the General Social Survey, which has been tracking American opinions and social change since 1972, show unaffiliated Americans in the general population ballooned from 8% to 18% between 1990 and 2010. Cont…
The problem with the survey is that it does not define the word religion. Everyone on earth has a religion. What is a religion? A set of beliefs. A set of actions one takes in all areas of ones life. For example: White Supremacy is a religion. As it stands right now, the most powerful religion on the planet. Why? Because the action taken by them encompasses every other religion. You may say I am a Christian, but if you practice racism you’re simply an imposter. Your true religion is white supremacy. You may say I am an atheist, but if you practice racism, your religion is white supremacy. This goes for every religion.
If you are a Christian and believe in Jesus there will be specific actions taken that would reveal this. Your whole life would be centered around Jesus.
Is the internet killing religion? No. It is impossible. The god of this world will not allow it. Jesus himself will not allow it. People will always act a certain way and it is because of their belief system. The dominate belief system in most cases overrides all others.
Go ahead and examine yourself.