Tuesday, March 10, 2009

America's Losing

In a recent survey of Americans, something not so wonderful was discovered. Within one generation, the amount of Americans that consider themselves Christian has dropped 11 percent with now 15 percent of Americans are claiming no religion at all!

The caption below the picture at Damian Thompson's article on the study says it all:

"Many Americans worship themselves."

Even the British can see it.

 Americans (as a generalization) have become so self-obsessed that the dignity and security of the country is now in peril. Take, for example, the large percentage of people that stated the "economy" was their number one issue this past election. Now, obviously there must be some who considered it a top issue because of their compassion for the poor right? Maybe. But most likely the majority of those voting by the economy are doing so because of their own 401Ks. I'll give it to them - money is important. But it shouldn't be anyone's number one concern - especially considering all the social ramifications this election had (health care, abortion, embryonic stem cell research, education, immigration, etc...). Could Americans have voted more selfishly?

With a growing number of non-religious (outnumbering, as Thompson points out, every religious group besides Catholics and Baptists - although both are losing members) what does the future of religion in America look like?

Probably a lot like the picture on the left. {source}

It reminds me of that Casting Crowns song:
"America, what will we miss while we are sleeping? Will Jesus come again and leave us slumbering where we lay? America, will we go down in history as a nation with no room for its King?"

Hat tip to AmP for his blog of this story.

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