Religion And Where It Falls Today 's Society

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Religion and Where It Falls In Today’s Society As the Baby Boomers slowly fade and the Founders, the generation of social media and risk takers born after 2000, grow into the modern world, numerous crowds are questioning religion in today’s prevailing society and if it should be taught in the home (Sanburn). In fact, the religious category of unaffiliated has risen from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014. However, this does not mean that the overall Christian religion is depleting as still seven of ten identify themselves as Christians. Parents play a vital role in their children’s lives, ultimately to create the foundation for later success in not only their learning but their beliefs. While it does not have to be denominational, parents should give their kids a sense of faith. A sociologist from Mississippi State University, John Bartkowski performed a study of 16,000 kids, parents, and teachers to see if the overall behavior of children was correlated with how much religion was involved in the home. The outcome showed that when parents frequently attended religious services and spoke with their children about faith and religion, the kids were better behaved, possessed enhanced social skills, and were more engrossed in learning. Because the parents remain invested in their faith, more often than not, kids are influenced and followed suit. Being involved in any type of church community can bring a sense of identity and unity between people, even if they are complete opposites…

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