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2010-02-18 03:36:07 AM  
Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.
 
2010-02-18 03:41:15 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents
 
2010-02-18 04:07:12 AM  
csxtrainwreck: because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents


wat
 
2010-02-18 04:10:19 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

I'd like to think there's a cause/effect happening there.
 
2010-02-18 05:05:22 AM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: csxtrainwreck: because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents

wat


pudding.
 
2010-02-18 05:12:18 AM  
log_jammin: Britney Spear's Speculum: csxtrainwreck: because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents

wat

pudding.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-02-18 05:12:51 AM  
csxtrainwreck: Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents


what
 
2010-02-18 05:40:43 AM  
chemical_angel: Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

I'd like to think there's a cause/effect happening there.


There is. And a circular one at that.
 
2010-02-18 07:28:25 AM  
csxtrainwreck: Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

because

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents


How does someone reach the conclusion that being less wealthy would make one less religious? That's counterintuitive almost to the point of absurdity. My wife and I are both doing better than our parents were at our age, financially speaking. Neither of us are religious, but our parents were at this age and still are now. This seems to hold true with other non-religious friends of ours as well.

It seems that non-belief can, in many cases, be a luxury for those fortunate enough not to have endured real hardship. I can certainly understand how someone who has had to struggle through financial difficulty would seek solace from a god/relgion. This is not to say that people who are well off are necessarily largely non-religious, but I don't see the trend pointing the other way.
 
2010-02-18 07:33:40 AM  
You're welcome.
 
2010-02-18 08:03:06 AM  
Thank God Allah
 
2010-02-18 08:17:48 AM  
It's a miracle!
 
2010-02-18 08:17:53 AM  
The study was released by the Pew Forum. Heh.

/ PEW PEW PEW!!!
 
2010-02-18 08:18:50 AM  
PianoMoose:

Study: Young Americans less religious wealthy than their parents

How does someone reach the conclusion that being less wealthy would make one less religious? That's counterintuitive almost to the point of absurdity. My wife and I are both doing better than our parents were at our age, financially speaking. Neither of us are religious, but our parents were at this age and still are now. This seems to hold true with other non-religious friends of ours as well.

It seems that non-belief can, in many cases, be a luxury for those fortunate enough not to have endured real hardship. I can certainly understand how someone who has had to struggle through financial difficulty would seek solace from a god/relgion. This is not to say that people who are well off are necessarily largely non-religious, but I don't see the trend pointing the other way.

I'll bet you are both better educated than the parents also...???

/no disrespect meant to the old folks
 
2010-02-18 08:18:59 AM  
I don't want to listen to no jive-ass preacher talking to me about heaven and hell...
 
2010-02-18 08:21:34 AM  
Maybe it's the ostentatious piety that goes along with the representatives of certain religions these days.

cough.....Tebow......cough

Most people are turned off by that bullshiat. I know I am.
 
2010-02-18 08:22:39 AM  
Juniper Jupiter: The study was released by the Pew Forum. Heh.

/ PEW PEW PEW!!!


www.halolz.com
 
2010-02-18 08:22:54 AM  
DubyaHater: Maybe it's the ostentatious piety that goes along with the representatives of certain religions these days.

cough.....Tebow......cough

Most people are turned off by that bullshiat. I know I am.


Having just read Matt 6:1-16, I get a kick out that remark.
 
2010-02-18 08:23:41 AM  
Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There's no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
 
2010-02-18 08:23:42 AM  
Yeah, until all those Texas textbooks make their way through the system.

Then we'll see more brownshirts than Monday night in Munich at the old beer hall.
 
2010-02-18 08:23:47 AM  
Study: Young Americans less good in math than their parents
 
2010-02-18 08:24:59 AM  
jehovahs witness protection: Thank God Allah Brahman
 
2010-02-18 08:25:52 AM  
old_toole:
I'll bet you are both better educated than the parents also...???

/no disrespect meant to the old folks


Of all of our four parents, only my father has a college education. The irony is that out of all of them, he is the MOST religious. I've seen the results of studies showing how religiosity inversely correlates to level of education. This trend seems to make sense. It's probably a fairly safe bet to postulate that more young people are seeking higher education than in previous generations. This could be a contributing factor to the increased secularism of the so-called "millennials".

Of course, it could just be an increase in apathy as well, I suppose.
 
2010-02-18 08:26:10 AM  

Just posted this in another thread - the URL's still in my clipboard - but what the hell. It applies:

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2010-02-18 08:26:20 AM  
Everyone's entitled to their beliefs, it would be nice if more people followed the golden rule though. AFAIK the whole 'do unto others' thing is a part of almost every religion.

If it takes religion for people to be more civilized to each other I'm all for it. Would be nice if people would stop harming each other in the name of their respective god, though.
 
2010-02-18 08:26:23 AM  
One step closer to enlightenment!
 
2010-02-18 08:27:02 AM  
Isn't this one of those things that the older generation always says of the younger one?

/With the loud music
//and the moving pictures
 
2010-02-18 08:27:29 AM  
rthanu: jehovahs witness protection: Thank God Allah Brahman Hanuman
 
2010-02-18 08:27:34 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

FTFA: "Church is difficult because young people today want to engage actively," Hill said. "They just want to experience God."

And stop grovelling!
 
2010-02-18 08:29:04 AM  
atlanta_ufo: Study: Young Americans less good in math than their parents

Young Americans less good in math than then their parents. FTFY

/pet peeve
 
2010-02-18 08:29:10 AM  
At the same time people are killing more, stealing more, and just generally bigger douchebags.

Coincidence? I think not.

You may proceed with your "Hey look how cool I am, I hate religion" statements.
 
2010-02-18 08:31:35 AM  
This is a repeat from every generation back to the Dark Ages.
 
2010-02-18 08:32:19 AM  
MessinAr: AFAIK the whole 'do unto others' thing is a part of almost every religion.


Wow. You SO haven't studied the history of religion, have you? It's more like "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, as long as they believe the exact same things you do. Everyone else is fair game."
 
2010-02-18 08:32:30 AM  
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." -Abraham Lincoln-

Learn it, live it, love it.
 
2010-02-18 08:33:51 AM  
MikeyistheDevil 2010-02-18 08:29:10 AM

At the same time people are killing more, stealing more, and just generally bigger douchebags.

Coincidence? I think not.

You may proceed with your "Hey look how cool I am, I hate religion" statements.



I HATE RELIGION


/and I am as cool as fark
/plus you're a jerk who believes in fairy tales
 
mjg
2010-02-18 08:33:53 AM  
"But [Rev. J. Lee Hill Jr.'s] mission trips to New Orleans, Louisiana, since Hurricane Katrina ... have paid big dividends."

Just. Gross.

Lesson learned - help people find god after 'an act of god.' The Church sounds like the insurance companies/lawyers that swoop in after a disaster.

/ cue Burger King graphic.
 
2010-02-18 08:34:32 AM  
As a young person who didn't go to mass yesterday, I'm getting a kick out of.....
 
2010-02-18 08:35:00 AM  
Its pretty obvious, really. The helicopter parents are doing all they can to keep their children out of harms way, so why would they willingly bring them to church where they'd be exposed to pedophile priests and such?
 
2010-02-18 08:35:03 AM  
CheekyMunky: chemical_angel: Britney Spear's Speculum: Sure younger Americans are leaning more secular these days but the religious nuts are getting louder.

I'd like to think there's a cause/effect happening there.

There is. And a circular one at that.


This^
 
2010-02-18 08:35:34 AM  
Meauran: atlanta_ufo: Study: Young Americans less good in math than their parents

Young Americans less good in math than then their parents. FTFY

/pet peeve


So your pet peeve is when people use "Than" correctly?

http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/thanthen.html
 
2010-02-18 08:36:07 AM  
MikeyistheDevil: At the same time people are killing more, stealing more, and just generally bigger douchebags.

Coincidence? I think not.


Show me a link between religion and morality.
 
2010-02-18 08:36:36 AM  
FTFA: "Church is difficult because young people today want to engage actively," Hill said. "They just want to experience God."

Youth-Pastor-who's-trying-too-hard-to-be-relevant buzzword alert.

/I'll bet he calls his services "Encounter" or "Interconnection" or "PrayZ Time" or something like that
 
2010-02-18 08:37:32 AM  
Okay, I'm probably talking out my ass here; so be it. But do most of us understand what a paradigm shift is? Basically, it's the idea that a once held value or belief is today considered outdated to the point of being absurd. So perhaps your parents had a value or belief that eating at a lunch counter with people not of their race was somehow wrong. Yet, today that notion is absurd, for most average thinking people. I've noticed that most of these articles on Fark are just the observation of a paradigm shift. Your parents used to hold religious beliefs and practices, but today their children do not. The shift in values cannot be attributed to any single cause; it's usually too complex. Major value shifts can only, usually, be observed.


/now back to your regularly scheduled dick joke.
 
2010-02-18 08:38:42 AM  
VulpesVulpes:

So your pet peeve is when people use "Than" correctly?

http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/difficulties/thanthen.html


Cue "Not sure if serious" pic.

//Revenge Of Rotsky
 
2010-02-18 08:39:49 AM  
MikeyistheDevil: At the same time people are killing more, stealing more, and just generally bigger douchebags.

Coincidence? I think not.


1: [Citation needed]

2: Even if that were true, it only addresses the "social utility" of religion, not the truth or falsehood of any religious creed.
 
2010-02-18 08:40:46 AM  
Religion is man made
/Have faith in yourself.
 
2010-02-18 08:42:09 AM  
Study: Young Americans less religious than their parents

And nothing of value was lost.
 
2010-02-18 08:42:58 AM  
I am a so called "millenial" as I was born in 1982. I think my generation is less religious because we've witnessed so many horrors committed in the name of religion. 9/11 by Muslims, planned parenthood bombings by Christians, Israels and Palestinians killing each other, Catholic priests raping children, the list goes on and on.

The hypocrisy of the those that consider themselves messengers of god is breath taking. Every man of every faith has tenants of do not kill, do not rape, do not steal, do not lie. Yet the most dedicated followers are guilty of those exact things to a degree where one starts to associate those very crimes with you.

I can't speak for my entire generation but I can speak for my circle of friends. They all have expressed the same level of disgust at the horrors that fundies have committed in the last 20 years. The only difference I see between fundies of any creed and the crusaders of old is that they broad cast their hate on TV.
 
2010-02-18 08:43:10 AM  
MikeyistheDevil: At the same time people are killing more, stealing more, and just generally bigger douchebags.

Coincidence? I think not.


blog.nj.com
 
2010-02-18 08:44:55 AM  
FTFA:
"The study also suggests that people tend to grow more religious as they age. Today, a third of baby boomers attend church at least once a week, while just a quarter did in the late 1970s, according to Pew."

These loud, obnoxious religious people today often weren't that religious when they were younger. These "Millennials" will age and become more spiritual/religious. They'll have more money at that time and more free time and they'll be loud and obnoxious to anyone with different beliefs, too.
 
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