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Yesterday’s Impossible Question:
Q: In a survey, about a quarter of people say it’s never okay to do THIS at work. What is it?
A: Talk politics
Today’s Impossible Question:
Q: 73% of parents have experienced THIS. What is THIS?
A: Baby Name Remorse (they thought of a better name after it was too late)
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Those Who Wish Me Dead
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Stand By Me
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Out of Africa
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Millennials driving a ‘seismic, generational worldview shift’ away from the faith
George Barna,“It’s hard to imagine a more direct challenge to the future of the Christian faith in the United States” From the Cultural Research Center.
Our nation is undergoing a seismic generational shift in worldview, driven by younger Americans—many of whom do not know, believe, or care that God exists and who overwhelmingly reject traditional moral values. According to the latest research from the Cultural Research Center.com at Arizona Christian University, the beliefs and behaviors of younger Americans—particularly Millennials (defined in the CRC research as people born between 1985 and 2002)—are threatening to reshape the nation’s religious parameters beyond recognition, seeking what CRC Director of Research George Barna says is a reimagined world without God, the Bible or churches. “Gen X and the Millennials have solidified dramatic changes in the nation’s central beliefs and lifestyles,” Barna says. “The result is a culture in which our core institutions, including churches, and basic ways of life continue to be radically redefined.” The CRC’s American Worldview Inventory 2021 (AWVI 2021) revealed more than two dozen examples of Millennials being substantially more likely than any other generation to reject biblical principles in favor of more worldly spiritual perspectives and practices.
Millennials are far more likely than any other generation, it was revealed, to:
Define success in life as happiness, personal freedom, or productivity without oppression
Consider an abortion performed to reduce personal economic or emotional discomfort to be morally acceptable
Consider premarital sex with someone expected to be their future spouse to be morally acceptable
Deem reincarnation a real possibility
Be among the “Don’ts”—people who either do not know if God exists, do not believe that He exists, or do not care if He exists
Millennials were also much less likely than older generations to hold numerous positions, such as:
Believing that the universe was designed, created, and is maintained by God
Believing that human beings were created by God, in His image, but are undermined by personal sin and therefore need to be redeemed through Jesus Christ
Embracing the Bible as their primary source of moral guidance
Believing that every moral choice we make either honors or dishonors God
Considering Satan to be a real and influential being
Participating in religious activities such as worshipping God; praying to God; studying the Bible; seeking and following God’s will; and asking for God’s forgiveness for their sins
Identifying as a Christian
A comparison of generational responses to traditional measures of faith underscored the new approach to faith and morality practiced by Millennials. For example, while four out of 10 people aged 55 or older (40%) can be classified as born-again Christians based on their beliefs about personal salvation, only one out of every six Millennials (16%) meets the criterion. In contrast, while 28% of Boomers (born between 1946-1964) and Builders (1927-1945) qualify as “Don’ts” (people who do not know, believe, or care if God exists), closer to half of all Millennials (43%) are “Don’ts”. Asked to describe the kind of world that Millennials are seeking, Barna identified seven discernible components to the Millennials’ outlook: Government should continue to expand in reach, authority, power, and spending, in order to facilitate a more desirable way of living. Public policies and programs should be more flexible and fluid. More episodes of violence and combativeness, attributable to the self-righteousness and sense of personal sovereignty maintained by emergent adults, combined with their dismissal of the legitimacy of institutional authority, causing them to be unwilling to compromise and to feel that not getting their way is a personal threat or challenge. Political tensions will remain significant in the short-term due to the divergent views of core perspectives related to national vision, disdain for compromise, national moral recalibrations and the revision of U.S. history. A redefined Christian community that will be smaller in numbers, less influential and less economically robust. That will include changes such as fewer people and less money being designated to global Christian missions, and existing privileges received by churches, such as tax exemptions and land-use exceptions, being withdrawn. Interpersonal relationships will be more difficult to sustain due to declining levels of trust, diminished willingness to compromise, heightened reliance of technology for communication and disappointments produced by the lack of moral consensus. Reshaped family units given fewer formal marriages, increased levels of divorce and separation, liberalized sexual morality and the reduced appeal of raising children.
Author of more than 50 books on faith and culture since his bestselling debut in 1990, Barna lamented the direction that the youngest adult generations in the United States have embraced. “It’s hard to imagine a louder, clearer, and more direct challenge to the future of the Christian faith in the United States,” he concluded. “If Christian churches, pastors, schools, and individuals believe that a biblical Christian faith is important—not just for themselves, but also for our nation and the world beyond it—time is running out to aggressively and strategically act on that belief, before those who so vehemently disagree succeed in destroying the freedom and opportunity to preserve the ways of God.”
About the Research
The American Worldview Inventory (AWVI) is an annual survey that evaluates the worldview of the U.S. adult population (age 18 and over). Begun as an annual tracking study in 2020, the assessment is based on several dozen worldview-related questions drawn from eight categories of worldview application, measuring both beliefs and behavior. AWVI 2021 is the first-ever national survey of biblical and competing worldviews. It was undertaken in February 2021 among a nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults, providing an estimated maximum sampling error of approximately plus or minus 2 percentage points, based on the 95% confidence interval. Additional levels of indeterminable error may occur in surveys based upon non-sampling activity.
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The College Degree
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