As Occult Fires Burn, Christianity Fades From Memory: From Jesus To The Burning Man, A Sad But Revealing Contrast
October 8, 2010
Springfield, MO — An article by Tim Ross and Martin Beckford for the UK Telegraph this week cites a study published by the Church of England concluding that people “born after 1982 – known as ‘Generation Y’ – have only a ‘faded cultural memory’ of Christianity.”
Most young people today define themselves by a “secular trinity of family, friends and the reflexive self”, the study found, giving them an “immanent faith” based on relationships in this world.
“Fewer than one in five young people believe in a God ‘who created the world and hears my prayers’, and teenagers were more likely to believe in the ‘nicer’ parts of religious doctrine than those about the devil and punishment” the article continues.
“Their images of God tended to be of ‘an old man with a beard’, while pop songs were played at memorial services ‘because the young congregation did not know any hymns’.