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Decline of Religion

Attack Of The Spiritual But Not Religious

Kate Blanchard | Posted 12.05.2012 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

Alan Miller hopes for a humanist culture full of "inspiring alternatives" that "inspire and engage," and in which people's ethics and behaviors are built on, as he puts it, "something beyond themselves." It seems to me that this will require making room for SBNRs.

Spiritual But Not Religious: The Worst of All Worlds

Alan Miller | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Alan Miller

Selecting a superficial mixture of "nice-feeling" items from Yoga to a slice of Zen and a moment of Tao is hardly progressive as far as options for humanity is concerned. They have jettisoned the hard work, diligence and observation of organized religion for a me-me-me what-ever kind of lifestyle

It's The Spirituality, Stupid: Vital Congregations Cultivate Personal Piety

David Briggs | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

It is puzzling that growing evidence showing the importance of congregations cultivating the spiritual lives of the faithful is so routinely ignored.

Ecstasy And The Future Of Liberal Religion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 09.09.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans are disenchanted with liberal religion because they crave religious passion and because they are disenchanted with religious institutions and leaders who are seem genuinely afraid of religious feeling.

Why Religion Must Change

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

In the U.S. alone, the annual reports of virtually every denomination show steep and perhaps even irreversible declines. Could this be the beginning of the end of religion?

Will Atheism Replace Religion in America?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

Faith is more than a comfort blanket, a fertility enhancer, a therapist, or a community group. Unfortunately for believers, that may not be enough to maintain the majority.