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The moral decay of America continues as a new report by the Pew Research Center reveals that the religiously unaffiliated, or “nones,” now make up the largest religious category in the U.S. at 28%, surpassing Catholics at 20%. This disturbing trend has seen the percentage of nones nearly double since 2007.

With the rise of the nones comes a decline in civic engagement, as they are less likely to vote, volunteer, or have strong community ties. While not all nones are atheists, with only 17% identifying as such, the majority simply identify as “nothing in particular.”

These nones may claim to believe in God, with 69% doing so, but only 13% of them believe in the God described in the Bible. Furthermore, 67% cite disbelief and skepticism as their reason for not ascribing to a religion, and 43% believe that organized religion does more harm than good.

Despite their openness to spiritual beliefs, nones are significantly less likely to volunteer or vote, contributing to a decline in community and social satisfaction. Michael Pakaluk, a social research and business professor at The Catholic University of America, warns that the rise of nones will have a detrimental impact on society, as they are “less engaged in their communities and in the project of appropriating civilization and passing it on.”

Pakaluk attributes this alarming trend to secularized education and the trauma of divorce. However, he believes that this presents an opportunity for evangelization, urging Catholics to pray fervently and educate their children in the faith. The future of America’s moral fabric depends on our ability to reverse this trend and bring people back to the Church.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Jerry C.

    February 12, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    No, I’m not religious, I’m sane.

    • Patrick J.

      February 18, 2024 at 11:02 am

      YOU Are a Stupid Atheist And Not Allowed To Live. So Drop Dead NOW!

      • Jerry C.

        February 18, 2024 at 7:24 pm

        I think you’ve got it backwards, Bub: you believers are the stupid ones, buying wholesale the lies, ridiculous claims, and self-contradictions in your Bible. Have you ever actually sat down and read the book, cover to cover? Well, I have and as soon as I finished it I became what you call an “Atheist” and what I call a “sane, rational human being”. And, oh, by the way: we sane, rational human beings don’t call for the death of you sad, delusional, brainwashed believers nor spew bile & vitriol at you simply because you’re not sane, yet one of the most basic tenets of most religions is the whole “convert or kill” philosophy. You might wanna think on that and ask yourself “who is the better human being?”

        • burri8

          February 23, 2024 at 7:19 am

          Well, rant on. You evidently didn’t read the whole bible if you feel that way. Or you skimmed right through the whole thing. When you stand before God which everyone will do you can spit out your excuses like you are now and God will have the last say.

          • Jerry C.

            February 23, 2024 at 6:56 pm

            For Man created God in his own image… You only buy that religion crap because you’ve been indoctrinated into it since birth, brainwashed by the previously brainwashed, ad infinitum, ad nauseam, and never actually sat down and examined it logically. You are no different than the Muslims, the Zoroastrians, the Jews, the Hindus, etc. You Christians with your Bible are like Liberals with the Constitution: you don’t really BELIEVE in it as it was written and constantly change your interpretation of it to suit your personal preferences or for the sake of political expediency. Fortunately, the Constitution guarantees us Freedom From Religion, (and before you go off on that, stop and use your few uncorrupted braincells to think: “Freedom Of” is impossible without “Freedom From,” ’cause you cannot choose your beliefs if someone else’s are imposed upon you.) Please keep your crazy to yourself as we sane, rational people keep increasing in number ’til the lunatics are no longer running the asylum.

      • Denise

        February 23, 2024 at 6:49 pm

        How very Christian of you. Why am I not surprised.

    • Denise

      February 21, 2024 at 12:02 am

      Thank you! We need more sane people in this country.

    • burri

      February 23, 2024 at 7:15 am

      Well, continue to have that attitude. It’s heaven or hell and when you stand before God when the time comes He will say depart from me you worker of iniquity for I never knew you and you will spend eternity in hell unless you are reborn like it states in Matthews. It doesn’t matter if you believe me or not but it will be too late to find out when you die and it’s time to stand before God.

  2. Richard Mutch

    February 18, 2024 at 9:45 am

    A religion that teaches Truth, and nothing but the Truth, would turn the tide. But in reality, most people don’t want Truth that discomforts them. So where are we?

    • burri8

      February 23, 2024 at 7:21 am

      I agree. Go ahead on and tell it like it is.

  3. prentice h dawkins

    February 18, 2024 at 3:15 pm

    Once we understand that the word Religion is a noun and it means nothing more than beliefs, we can begin to understand every thing is based on what we believe, true or not has no bearing on the matter. Religious doctrine is in fact the only difference. There are in fact only two belief systems. Secular Humanism and Christianity!

    • Jerry C.

      February 18, 2024 at 7:33 pm

      Gods are created by Man out of ignorance & fear. Religions are created by Man as a way to use those creations of ignorance & fear to gain power over people.

  4. Denise

    February 21, 2024 at 12:04 am

    I know far more people who engage in community service, vote, and give service to those in need who are not religious than I do people who are Christians. I’m very curious as to where your data came from – it is quite misleading.

  5. Michael Biard

    February 22, 2024 at 9:50 am

    While respect goes to everyone, religion is a very subjective thought,an idea, in our imagination. If you believe in being a good person then be a good person without any one else to explain you why.. all stories..

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