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    Secular families

    Interesting article.

    I think, in the long run, there's going to be major difficulties with the "nones".. time will tell.


    More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation's history. They are the offspring of an expanding secular population that includes a relatively new and burgeoning category of Americans called the “Nones,” so nicknamed because they identified themselves as believing in “nothing in particular” in a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center.

    The number of American children raised without religion has grown significantly since the 1950s, when fewer than 4% of Americans reported growing up in a nonreligious household, according to several recent national studies. That figure entered the double digits when a 2012 study showed that 11% of people born after 1970 said they had been raised in secular homes. This may help explain why 23% of adults in the U.S. claim to have no religion, and more than 30% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say the same.

    So how does the raising of upstanding, moral children work without prayers at mealtimes and morality lessons at Sunday school? Quite well, it seems.


    the interview with the author is interesting too.

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed...115-story.html

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    Christianity can't really win on the 'moral' vs 'immoral' debate for salvation...there are many 'good people' who reject God and Christianity and live upstanding lives.
    But they are going to Hell...

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    I was a "none". As a teenager I once got sandwiched into a heated discussion between a Christian and someone who mocked what he believed. I became very careful not to take sides. I was sort of cold in relation to a belief in God but also cold in relation to any kind of anti-belief. I was more like "I'll believe in God when he makes himself very, very real to me" but I didn't make any effort to seek him. Later God did exactly that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quest View Post
    ...there are many 'good people' who reject God and Christianity and live upstanding lives.

    But they are going to Hell...
    Isaiah 64:6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    Reminds me of this:


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    the thing is… they reject any afterlife..

    when you're there, it doesn't matter AT all what happens now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Isaiah 64:6
    But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

    Reminds me of this:


    THAT is FABulous!! thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    I was a "none".... I was sort of cold in relation to a belief in God but also cold in relation to any kind of anti-belief. I was more like "I'll believe in God when he makes himself very, very real to me" but I didn't make any effort to seek him. Later God did exactly that.
    I've been meaning to start a thread on how people came to the Lord...let's hear your testimony. ;)

    http://livingfaithforum.com/forum/sh...-that-decision

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