I find this fascinating. Twenty-eight percent of Americans have left the religion in which they were raised for another religion or none at all, and if you factor in Protestants who left one sect for another, the number rises to 44%. How do you wake up one day and decide that everything you’ve believed in all your life and everything your parents believed in is wrong and you suddenly have a new set of beliefs and because your parents don’t believe the way you do now, they’re probably going to hell or similar? And now they believe you’re going to hell because you’ve left their particular brand of opiate.
March 2, 2008
What shall I believe in today?