Polls taken over the past several years have revealed a strange trend in America. While faith in organized religion has dropped to an all-time low, spirituality is at an all-time high. Similar polls have shown that 80 percent of Americans identify with a religious denomination, while 58 percent say they pray at least once a week, while 40 percent attend weekly services. 9 in 10 Americans claim to believe in God, but most of them also say they rank themselves as “more spiritual than religious.” Those studying the phenomenon say they are not certain if the trend is a new form of religion, a threat to traditional practices, or a departure from commonly accepted thinking. Alan Miller, moderator of an event to examine the trend says, “We think also that the idea that there are many ‘truths’ has come to dominate the landscape and that has impacted the idea of an omnipotent universal Truth.”— Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Spirituality Replacing Religion? NYC Panel to Discuss Growing Trend, by Nicola Menzie, http://www.christianpost.com/news/spirituality-synonymous-with-religion-nyc-panel-to-discuss-growing-trend-82303, Accessed September 27, 2012.
2 Timothy 3:5 (HCSB) holding to the form of godliness but denying its power. Avoid these people!