The World is Progressing; Religion is Digressing

The Secular Round Table

Ironically, as the United States continues to become more populated, the population of church-goers is on the decline. As Huff Post drops some hard facts, we see that Americans are doing more than listening to R.E.M. as they are literally losing their religion. With 23% of Americans identifying with no religious organizations, the popular Pope Francis is getting a run for his money as Catholicism holds a close 24% of the population. The motivation behind this lack of attendance runs far deeper than religious conflicts throughout the middle east and the rest of the world.

As the 21st century progresses, the effort and time organized religion requires is not particularly worth it anymore. People are making less habitual commitments to organizations, but also to themselves as the number of people who don’t pray rises. Americans, especially the youth, are finding other resources to construct their lives in a more…

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