The author explains how people lose their faith, and the result is both interesting and alarming — but it should be taken into consideration as to how we win back the culture. The author states, “I wasn’t the only kid who stopped believing. A record number of young Americans (35 percent) report no religious affiliation, even though 91 percent of us grew up in religiously affiliated households. Our disbelief was gradual. Only 1 percent of Americans raised with religion who no longer believe became unaffiliated through a onetime ‘crisis of faith.’ Instead, 36 percent became disenchanted, and another 7 percent said their views evolved.”
The author goes on to quote Patrick McNamara, a neurology professor at Boston University School of Medicine, who asserts that those that have left their faith replace it with a “faux religion.” This assertion rings true when we look at where society is going.
If we are going to solve the issue of people leaving their faith, then the first thing we must do is understand why.