Thursday, February 02, 2006

Shock horror report from the US

Last year I purcahsed a copy of a report Soul Searching, it was on religion in America, Christian Smith one of the writers of the report was a speaker at the Seattle Pacific University’s Day of Common Learning and Church Leaders Forum on October 19, 2005. Smith based this troubling assertion on the findings of the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR), the largest-ever study of the religious beliefs of American teenagers, which he directed.

A five-year project begun in 2001, the NSYR interviewed 3,370 randomly chosen teenagers, ages 13 to 17, in 45 states. The initial findings, chronicled in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, uncovered a disturbing state of affairs: The vast majority of America’s teenagers — most of whom call themselves Christians — believe in and practice a religion that bears little resemblance to Christianity...... (want to read more then click on the link below)

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