Friday, August 19, 2005

the end of the end is nigh

"Organised religion is in near-terminal decline in Britain because parents have only a 50-50 chance of passing on belief to their offspring, a study claimed yesterday. By contrast, parents without faith are successful in producing a new generation of non-believers, it said."

this article goes on to paint a fairly pessimistic picture for church numbers.

I wonder how well this translates to the united states....
is it good news or bad news?

1 comment:

ryan k said...

This is so interesting after having spent five days in the woods with 18-year-olds entering Asbury College. These participants seemed so young; somehow they believed so deeply, so unquestioningly. It felt dangerous at times to be an authority figure over them as my words seemed to go a long way with them.
I can't speak to religion in our country in general. I don't know how the church is doing. But I did just meet seven young people who are anxious to prove and to improve themselves at a Christian college for some reason. I am not sure what this means for the Church in the United States.