Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’

Church In America

If you’re dismayed that one in five Americans (20 percent) are “nones” — people who claim no particular religious identity — brace yourself.

How does 38 percent sound?

That’s what religion researcher David Kinnaman calculates when he adds “the unchurched, the never-churched and the skeptics” to the nones.

He calls his new category “churchless,” the same title Kinnaman has given his new book. By his count, roughly four in 10 people living in the continental United States are actually “post-Christian” and “essentially secular in belief and practice.”

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2 thoughts on “Secularism grows as more U.S. Christians turn ‘churchless’”

  1. I cannot say that I blame people between churches. Finding a church that is right for you can be a discouraging thing.
    I think the churches may have a lot to answer for when Jesus does return.
    Jesus had trouble with the learned church people of his time. I consider Jesus to be immortal. So it is a little contradictory to speak of “his time” but we are talking about Jesus and his life here on Earth. I mean dealing with people on this planet on a one to one, face to face basis.
    They were horrified by his declaration that he is a Son of God and he is in constant communication with his Father. That meant he was in communication with the most powerful entity in the Universe and claimed him as his father.
    It is not difficult to understand that the beliefs he was declaring was a huge jump for these “learned” church leaders.
    With everything that has happened since the crucifixion. The formation of the Roman Catholic Church. The policies of faith put into effect by that church. The huge gap in knowledge of what and how the universe works from then until now and changes we will see in the future of our knowledge would make anyone with any intelligence a little cautious.
    The truth will win out. Regardless of what that truth means to all of us it will eventually win out over falsehood.
    I believe Jesus. I believe he is the Son of God. I believe he has god powers. I believe he is one with his father. And anyone that has seen him has also seem the image of his father. I believe him when Jesus says that anyone that believes in me will live forever. That we may share his immortality. These bodies we have, they will disintegrate and return to dust. That part of us that he claims is our souls.
    I hesitate to take it any further than that because I am honest with myself. I simply do not know how it works. I just know that it does work.
    We have people and churches all divided over the details. The only way we will know the details is after Jesus returns.
    And those living when he returns will probably have quite a challenge ahead of them.
    Because only when he returns will we know the answers to all the questions asked over the last 2,000 plus years.
    I think what we have to do is take what the Bible says on faith. And that is the most difficult thing to do of all.

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