The Curious Attitude toward Religion in America
The Special Report in Current Issues this month deals with religious persecution. I should like to discuss briefly the schizophrenia in contemporary America on the subject of religion. Superficially, this is one of the most religious nations on earth. Roughly 98 percent of the population believes in God. Yet religion seems more a social than a religious factor in much of the country. Although most believers in God are Christians, perhaps the social aspect of religion in America explains why there is scant outrage over the persecution of Christians in other nations.
Christianity, except for a minority, is a matter of social conformity rather than of character. It is quite unlike the faith of the Jesus who refused to bend before the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Curious Attitude toward Religion in America. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The World and I. Volume: 15. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 2000. Page number: 18. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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