Christian Faith Not Dying In U.S.

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY WMAL JULY 11, 2018

         RUMORS AND REPORTS OF THE DEMISE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN AMERICA APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PREMATURE AND WISHFUL THINKING BY SECULAR PROGRESSIVES.

         NEW RESEARCH PUBLISHED BY SCHOLARS AT HARVARD AND INDIANA UNIVERSITY QUESTIONS THE “SECULARIZATION THESIS” WHICH HOLDS THAT THE U.S. IS FOLLOWING MOST ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL NATIONS IN THE DEATH OF THEIR ONCE VIBRANT FAITH CULTURE. THIS SCENARIO, PLAYING OUT IN EUROPE, SAYS MANY CHURCHES ARE BECOMING MERE LANDMARKS, DANCE HALLS, BOUTIQUE HOTELS AND MUSEUMS. 

NOT ONLY DID THEIR STUDY FIND NO SUPPORT FOR THIS SECULARIZATION IN TERMS OF ACTUAL PRACTICE AND BELIEF; THE RESEARCHERS SAY THAT FAITH CONTINUES TO ENJOY “PERSISTENT AND EXCEPTIONAL INTENSITY” IN AMERICA. THESE RESEARCHERS SAY THE U.S. “REMAINS AN EXCEPTIONAL OUTLIER AND POTENTIAL COUNTER EXAMPLE TO THE SECULARIZATION THESIS.”

GOOD TO KNOW. NOW LET’S START PRACTICING IT BETTER AND BY THAT I MEAN FOLLOWING MORE CLOSELY THE COMMANDS AND EXAMPLE OF JESUS OF NAZARETH. LOOK THEM UP IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH THEM AND STOP TRYING TO PROP-UP A FALLEN WORLD. SPEND MORE TIME INVESTING IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. I’M CAL THOMAS.