Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Religion in America

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today. It is a bit disheartening, and yet, it is not surprising. In an article titled "The Changing Faiths of America," it is revealed that recent studies show that "Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have switched to a faith other than the one in which they were raised or have dropped affiliation with any organized religion." This includes people who switched from Lutheran to Baptist or something like that, but it still is a staggeringly high number. What a challenge to make my faith real to my children while they are young so that when they are older and out of my house, they have no desire to depart from the faith of their youth! Anyway, the article makes other interesting points. If you want to read it all, you'll find it here.

1 comment:

Joanna said...

i'm not surprised. i mean, when they say that 75% of the country is "christian", i usually snort and say "yeah right."