Thursday, October 11, 2012

Losing Our Religion

Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at a new study which shows that more Americans than ever before are distancing themselves from organized religion, with many opting out of faith in general.

I get into it by way of a personal story:

"Not long after I moved out to L.A. at the beginning of this year, my mother sent a care package after me in the form of a large box containing a bunch of my stuff from back east. Since I had come to California with basically nothing — two weeks' worth of clothes and the assumption that I’d be returning to Miami after a couple of months of freelance TV work and a necessary change of scenery — I was eager for anything I could get my hands on that would make my new apartment on the West Coast feel like a real home. With that in mind, I tore through the box like a kid on Christmas morning, pulling out familiar clothes, shoes, my beloved XBOX and a couple of odds and ends that my mother had just figured I’d want to have around as I set up an entirely new life. As I took inventory of everything she’d shipped me, I kind of marveled at just how well the woman who gave birth to me knew me and still knows me — even now — which would only make sense being that we’ve been putting up with each other for 42 years.

Then I got to the bottom of the box and I stopped cold..."

Read the Rest Here


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on this. There might be a consciousness out there and, as a hedge against what's coming for all of us, I acknowledge that possibility. But I'm another who has stepped away from any organized religion which I think are responsible for most every problem civilization has ever encountered. More people have died in the name of God than for any other cause. Truly, let's get God out of the White House, out of politics completely. Here's an idea, let's start taxing every church that does anything political.

FabMax said...

You could ask someone over at Pajiba if they'd be interested in doing a review of those movies.

I'm sure TK would be delighted...

Anonymous said...

If Jesus was actually in the White House, the right would be calling for an impeachment because he'd be busy doing, y'know, feeding the poor and healing the sick and telling the rich to pay their fair share and not treating women like crap. As it says in 'the Good Book' that they're so quick to trot out to justify their hate.

Mart said...

Hawkin's premise that to believe in the beginning there was God, and God created everything, is the exact opposite of evolution theory. How could everything be created by a God that starts out so complex that it is inconceivable? Basic conclusion I had with a group of like minded kids on the school playground complaining about Sunday school; if God made everything, who made God?