Christianity has experienced a sharp decline in Americans identifying as a member of that religion. Meanwhile, the number of people belonging to non-Christian faiths is growing, as is the number of unaffiliated people, according to a new report.
The number of people identifying as Christians in the US has dropped almost eight percentage points since 2007, from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent, the Pew Research Center found in its 2014 Religious Landscape Study. At the same time, the number of unaffiliated Americans ‒ meaning atheists, agnostics and those who identify as “nothing in particular” ‒ increased more than six percentage points, from 4.7 percent in 2007 to 5.9 percent in 2014.
“What we’re seeing now is that the share of people who say religion is important to them is declining,” Greg Smith, associate director of research at the Pew Research Center, told the Washington Post. “The religiously unaffiliated are not just growing, but as they grow, they are becoming more secular.”
The United States’ religious makeup is changing as people readily switch faiths and increasingly marry people from other traditions, he noted.
As the young become more secular, the median age of people belonging to Christian religions is going up. Half of all mainline Protestants are 52 or older, up from a median age of 50 in 2007. For Catholics, the median age grew from 45 to 49.
“There’s a continuing religious disaffiliation among older cohorts. That is really striking,” Smith said. “I continue to be struck by the pace at which the unaffiliated are growing.”
There are now about 56 million religiously unaffiliated adults in the US, up 19 million from 2007. Men are more likely to have left their sect than women.
“It’s remarkably widespread,” said Alan Cooperman, director of religion research for the Pew Research Center, according to the Washington Post. “The country is becoming less religious as a whole, and it’s happening across the board.”
Seek ME while I can be found easily and I will show you another way to educate your children, both the things in the spiritual realm and physical realm. I will once again give them back the desire for holiness and for morality. There is a veil of darkness that has descended on the public school system, and the cloak of darkness has come from the very pits of hell and it is covering many of the youth of this nation, who are not worshipping ME as their Lord and Savior. The children are suffering for the parents sin of not teaching them who YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH is! I am their only protection! Satan has been welcomed in your schools and unholiness abounds in them.
The schools are paying now. The government is paying now. The parents are paying now. They seek to pass laws and it shall come to pass, only if you allow it, that you will be forbidden to spank your children. Most of all, the youth of this nation and world is paying now. They need ME and yet so few parents are teaching them that I am the only way, truth and life. Holiness is necessary and is to be stressed in these end times.
I am not deceived by repetitious words or actions or a religion. I have been mocked and ALL that is holy has been mocked, and MY Name is dammed, cursed continually on your airwaves, in songs, on television and in homes even where MY Children dwell. In a country set apart for MY glory. A tiny infant yet so bold and brass as to say to the Creator “In God we Trust” and yet mock ME by not allowing MY RUACH ha KODESH to be in their schools, courts, or government, I will show the Supreme Court who alone is Supreme. I will show America what happens to a baby that says go away, I don’t need this Father YAHUVEH anymore.
Your young children are being force-fed filth that has polluted their minds, bodies, spirits and, yes, souls! MY anointed Holy Eagles have said, “What am I to do, for it is out of my control?” You have called to ME, the Father Eagle, and I say to you, take back what the enemy has stolen. Take back what the unholy vultures have stolen and are stealing. I have given you the foresight how to do this. You have said it is too hard. Is it not hard to watch your children be led to hell? You have lost your right to discipline your children and you stood by as the states dictate how to raise your children and what morality to give them. Is it any wonder the younger generation is now is in rebellion? Did I not forewarn you this would happen through the prophets and apostles? Did I not forewarn you this would happen through MY Holy Word? Why do you not fight the unholy vultures? Is it because you think they out number you?