Changes in Religion

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I believe that religion, as we know it has changed. I am unsure if we as a society have abandoned God or if he in turn have abandoned us. In a research conducted by “Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam on religion in American it was noted that between 30 to 40 percent of Americans within their 20s declares lack of religious affiliation”. (While faith and trust may still be present our younger generation is growing up away from the church. Within that same research some additional findings were as follows: “Two-thirds of former Catholics who have become unaffiliated and half of former Protestants who have become unaffiliated say they left their childhood faith because they stopped believing in its teachings, and roughly…show more content…
As I continue to examine the truth behind our religions I think about the Torah and all faith of the Jewish people in their God and even though they lived their lives abiding by God commandments; they worshiped and served him in everything they did. They believed that there was one God and he will always set them free because he is the “King of the Jews” (Matt. 2:2) why did God watch his chosen people suffer without avail. Post the Holocaust God still remained silent while millions of God-fearing people lost their lives in disasters such as Katrina, Tsunami, Haiti and many more devastating acts. Like many of the younger generation concerns are these actions results of God or science. The more I find myself reading and looking into why more people are abandoning the church it seems more clear to me that many of our religions are starting to contradict their practices. For instance, the Catholic Church teaches us about Many, Joseph, all the Saints and Mary Magdalene. I recall saying the rosary and praying to Jesus’s Mother, father and the saints assigned to my family. As I read the bible it states “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that
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