LINK: 3 Reasons Young Americans are Giving Up on God

According to The Week, young Americans are “giving up” on God for three reasons.

1. Fundamentalists are turning off some young people
2. Atheists and agnostic role models are getting more vocal
3. Liberal attacks on religion are to blame

Hmmm… Assuming the statistical data reported by this article is accurate, I think the title is misleading. Yes, the percentage of people who “never doubt the existence of God” may have decreased, but it still is a supermajority.

Also, I think this article missed a major reason which Josh McDowell understands well: the Internet has leveled the playing field between theists and nontheists.

About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16637037901634095529 Errinne Meara

    I'm a kid who "gave up on God," and it wasn't for any of those reasons. I "gave up" because I was done waiting for a miracle or some type of proof. And honestly there is NO proof that there ever has been a god. Alright, maybe there is a higher power up there, but I don't think it's name is "God" who relies on a book of bedtime stories to preach his word.


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