Common Sense and Science Cited by Americans Leaving Religion Behind

Common Sense and Science Cited by Americans Leaving Religion Behind

Among the Americans who have left religion recently, half of them shared that they don’t believe any more. Some prefer science, others say that there wasn’t enough evidence, and still others shared that common sense disproved religion. However, 20% shared that they simply don’t like organized religion.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:
Church leaders need to know what turns people off from religion so that they are able to answer questions and help them remain committed.

  • Don’t Stop Believing? Half of those who left church don’t believe based on either the church’s views on science or a perceived lack of evidence. Are there more compelling reasons to remain a Christian?
  • Organized Religion: Are there ways to connect people who reject organized religion with the best parts of Christian spirituality or service?
  • Common Sense: Some people believe that religion is foolish, just as Paul said they would. How do we respond to those who reject Christianity outright?

Which of these reasons for leaving the faith are the most common ones you’ve encountered?

 

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