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Young Americans, Faithless and Fatherless

gblair Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 3:17 PM
Scientific inquiry belongs to anyone willing to inquire, wether they are religious or not. And yes often times our presuppositions do influence our conclusions. Due to the very nature of natural inquiry, 'spiritual' things can neither be proven nor disproven. we all assume the universe started at some time, Christianity also gives existence a 'purpose'. why does it seem that humans have a need for purpose?

According to a recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, almost one in three Americans under the age of 30 doubt that God exists, while, in contrast, the figure for Americans over the age of 65 is less than one in ten. Could there be a connection between the fatherlessness of this younger generation and their struggles with faith? According to a theory called “the psychology of atheism,” the answer might well be yes.

But first, some caveats. 1) There are many reasons why people struggle with the issue of faith, so it would be wrong to think that “one...