Yeah, I was an overachieving Freshman who did research for this dialogue.
In this rapidly modernizing world, I feel like there is a decreased value on religion, especially organized religion. I know that I’m not the best model (I have no exact religious affiliation and organized religion sometimes makes me uncomfortable) but as somebody who really appreciates religion, this makes me sad. I especially see this in young people my age, a little older and a little younger.
From NPR and from NPR’s sources
·“Religiously unaffiliated” is the fastest growing religious category
·This category rose 5% in last 5 yrs
·1 in 5 adults claim that they have no religion
·1/3 of Americans are atheist
Vocab: “Nons” –people who are religiously unaffiliated
·Are we as a global community losing our value on religion?
·How does modernization and globalization play a role in loss of religion?
·I’ve noticed that a lot of (young) people would rather go out with friends or watch television than go to church (remember, I’m from a fairly Catholic community). Why do you think this happens and how do you think this affects their view on religion.
·How do we get people more interested in religion? Do we even try? Whose job is it to get people more interested in religion?