Monday, October 22, 2007

Atheism gaining ground in the USA?

A recent BBC report seems to indicate that it may be.

I think we've been seeing in general a resurgence of rational thought in the US, following a decade or more of extreme religious zealotry from the religious right. Maybe we're heading back to where mainstream America ought to be - a secular state, with no place for religion in politics or education.

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Is it rational thought or rationalization?

America, where I live, has been a bastion for Fundy / Modernistic faith formulas. But this change is good for Christianity. I know Europe has already gone down this road, in a basic rejection of her Christian-influenced past.

I tell Christians all the time that we need to listen to our critics more than our own leaders. The critics see what we are projecting, what we look like. And it often ain't purty. We need a genuine makeover to be credible.

So America goes into an existential phase, and a generation sees God as irrelevant. It may harm the institution we call the "church" but it won't phase God. I hope it does sink some of our institutions and bonehead ideas. But those things are passing anyway. Christ never changes, though.

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