November 8, 2012

Spicy Anabaptists Can Get the Nones

Paul Schrag, Mennonite World Review

It’s good to be specific. That’s why Jesus spoke in parables. We remember what we’re told when the message puts down roots: a lost sheep, a sower of seed, a wayward son. No matter how great the idea, generalities evaporate. Specifics come to life.

Is religious faith in the United States fading into a vapor of generality? That’s the trend revealed in a new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. About one in five American adults today is what’s become known as a “none” — someone who doesn’t belong to any organized religion.

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TAGGED: Mennonites, Anabaptists, Nones


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