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BAMAPHIN 22
02-25-2008, 03:13 PM
The U.S. religious marketplace is extremely volatile, with nearly half of American adults leaving the faith tradition of their upbringing to either switch allegiances or abandon religious affiliation altogether, a new survey finds.

The study released Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (http://pewforum.org/) is unusual for its sheer scope, relying on interviews with more than 35,000 adults to document a diverse and dynamic U.S. religious population.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/02/25/national/main3873100.shtml

HaRdKoReXXX
02-25-2008, 03:30 PM
This doesnt surprise me at all. People are constantly changing their views and beliefs, many view certain religions as trendy or a fad. (That kaballah bracelet comes to mind)

But whats disturbing is the part in the particle where the guy talks about religion like its a freakin economy. I myself am not religious, but to insinuate that faith is like currency and religions are stocks is a pretty bad analogy IMO.

BTW, the comments underneath that article are pretty funny..

Pagan
02-25-2008, 03:51 PM
I know I did. :)

Dolphan7
02-25-2008, 05:48 PM
I went the other way on this. I was a staunch Atheist until the age of about 30, when I found religion.

ch19079
02-25-2008, 05:54 PM
First off, there is a big diffrence between what people "claim to be" and what they actually practice.

I definatly dont follow the religion my parents raised me by. Now that I think about it, out of 4 kids, only 1 (my sister) still follows my parents religion.

I see it more as a break away from organized religion rather than a break from one faction to another.

HaRdKoReXXX
02-26-2008, 02:37 PM
I went the other way on this. I was a staunch Atheist until the age of about 30, when I found religion.

Glad to see someone who didnt convert because they were sentenced to life in prison. That always disturbs me.