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Why are millennials leaving church? Try atheism


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pretty good article. fundamentalists drive people away and lets hope it just gets worse. I think this is why we see so much the manic preaching and gay hate and stuff. these fools are terrified of their hold on people. I say let them squirm.


http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/07/3 ... y-atheism/


about why millennials are leaving Christianity often focus on what churches are doing "wrong."


They're anti-gay, anti-women, anti-science, anti-sex-education and anti-doubt, 
to name a few of the most common criticisms.


I don't disagree with those critiques, but there's another side to the story.


While Christians have played sloppy defense, secular Americans have been showing off some impressive offense, giving young Christians plenty of reasons to lose faith in organized religion.


For instance, atheists dominate the Internet, rallying to thriving websites and online communities in lieu of physical meeting spaces.


Even a writer for the evangelical magazine Relevant admitted that “While Christianity enjoys a robust online presence, the edge still seems to belong to its unbelievers.â€


Atheists outnumber Christians on popular discussion forums like Reddit, where subscribers to the atheism section number more than 2 million. The Christianity section is not even 5% of that.


The Internet-based Foundation Beyond Belief, which encourages atheists to donate to charitable organizations, just celebrated raising $1 million for worthwhile causes. (Disclosure: I serve on its board of directors.)


Moreover, blogs and websites espousing non-religious viewpoints and criticizing Christianity draw tons of Internet traffic these days. For every Christian apologist's argument, it seems, there's an equal and opposite rebuttal to be found online. I call that "Hitchens' Third Law.â€

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It makes sense that the internet brings out both intelligence and stupidity. I'm hoping for the former rather than the latter.

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