What are the real reasons people are straying away from religion?
Honestly I don't even know what brought me to this article. I read it posted on fox news and their reasons were useless and full of shit. I would have loved to post ACTUAL reasons why our generation is straying away but didn't want to have to create a fuckin fox news account.
-Jihad, right wing extremists don't help.
-Bigotry, preaching tolerance and acceptance and jesus dying for all our sins and flaws yet then proclaiming gays are going to hell blah blah..
-The fact that so many Christians etc. are pretty solid republicans. Doesn't make any fucking sense. Take care of your sick and ill the bible would say, oh but fuck those freeloaders...
and obviously as generations become less religious, they are far less likely to pass on religious beliefs to generations below.
One thing I will say is when I see people who are militant atheists, I personally mostly see mommy/daddy issues. I understand having religion shoved down your throat can leave a bad taste in your mouth but that's not going to change my opinion of you for not choosing to grow up and respect everybody's beliefs.
I was raised in the church as a kid as my dad was from a very religious family, and my mom was a pastors daughter. Despite that and me going to sunday school, church, confirmation, my parents were not overbearing. I also chose science in pursuing a Geology degree so scientifically I can see reasons why to not be religious but I would never push an anti-religious agenda either.