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Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’

Why most people leave religion? They just ‘stop believing’

A majority of the religiously unaffiliated—the so-called “Nones”—say they fell away from faith not because of any negative experience, but because they “stopped believing,” usually before the age of 30.

       
More Nones than you think, but many won’t show up on Election Day

More Nones than you think, but many won’t show up on Election Day

A quarter of U.S. adults do not affiliate with any religion, a new study shows. But these so-called “Nones” are not voting as a bloc and may have little collective influence on the upcoming presidential election.

       
Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in U.S.

Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in U.S.

Four out of 10 Americans disapprove of atheists, but an even greater number say the same thing about Muslims.

       
What’s U.S. religion worth? $1.2 trillion, one demographer says

What’s U.S. religion worth? $1.2 trillion, one demographer says

Religion represents big bucks—worth $1.2 trillion annually to the American economy, according to the first comprehensive study to tabulate such a figure.

       
Funeral industry overlooks Hispanic culture, Baylor study finds

Funeral industry overlooks Hispanic culture, Baylor study finds

Death research in the United States mostly overlooks bereavement customs of those who are not Anglo-Protestants, a Baylor University researcher believes. 

       
Strong preaching tops list of church shoppers

Strong preaching tops list of church shoppers

Top-notch preaching most attracts people looking for a new place to worship.

       
Archaeologists dig up Philistine artifacts where Goliath may have walked

Archaeologists dig up Philistine artifacts where Goliath may have walked

The Gath archaeological site in southern Israel is littered with distinctive 2,800-year-old pottery shards poking out of the ground. Archaeologists and biblical scholars say that strongly indicates the Philistines—the mighty warriors and arch enemies of the Israelites—once lived here.

       
Baylor team unearths Red Sea parting, Noah’s ark in ancient mosaics

Baylor team unearths Red Sea parting, Noah’s ark in ancient mosaics

A team that includes Baylor University students discovered mosaics depicting Noah’s ark and the parting of the Red Sea while excavating a synagogue in Israel that dates to the fifth century.

       
Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

Analysis: ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ made American religion real

For 42 years, Garrison Keillor’s deep, soothing voice brought a slice of Americana into our homes and cars through his popular radio show, A Prairie Home CompanionKeillor, who ended his run as host July 2, also brought a healthy dose of religion to the show.

       
Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Unchurched will talk about faith, study shows

Americans who don’t go to church are happy to talk about religion and often think about the meaning of life, a new study from LifeWay Research showed.

       
Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

Research shows U.S. parents less happy than childless people

American parents generally are not as happy as people who aren’t parents, new research reveals.

       
 Christian rap artist Trip Lee challenges students to rise up

Rise up, rapper Trip Lee challenges students

Christian rap artist Trip Lee realizes the importance of reaching teenagers for Christ because of the transformation that took place in his life during his teen years. 

       
Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution

Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution

A new book promotes the idea that one can be serious about Christian faith and still accept a scientific Darwinian account of human origins.

       
Young social media users less committed to single religion, research shows

Young social media users less committed to single religion, research shows

Young people who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith—regardless what their religious tradition teaches—than those who do not use social media, a Baylor University study revealed.

       
Few churches prioritize prison ministries

Few churches prioritize prison ministries

Most Protestant pastors go to jail, at least for a visit, and want to help prisoners and their families. But their churches often lack the training or finances to operate an effective prison ministry.

       
 
 
 
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