MORE PEOPLE ARE TAILORING THEIR RELIGION TO FIT THEIR NEEDS
According to a report I read today on-line, the facts are that more people are tailoring their religion to fit their needs. “That's one of the key findings in newly released research that reveals America's drift from clearly defined religious denominations to faiths cut to fit personal preferences. The folks who make up God as they go are side-by-side with self-proclaimed believers who claim the Christian label but shed their ties to traditional beliefs and practices. Religion statistics expert George Barna says, with a wry hint of exaggeration, America is headed for "310 million people with 310 million religions…
We are a designer society. We want everything customized to our personal needs — our clothing, our food, our education," he says. Now it's our religion…. We live in an era where you pick and choose the part of the religion that makes sense to you. And you can connect through culture and history in a meaningful way without necessarily religiously practicing,..
The bad news is you lose the capacity to make connections. Everyone is pretty much on their own…And all this rampant individualism also fosters "hostility toward organized groups — government, industry, even organized religion…
One individual grew up "old-style Italian Catholic," but says he never felt like his spiritual questions were answered. "I just wiped the slate clean. I studied every major religion on the face of the planet. Every one had parts that made sense, but there was no one specific dogma or tenet I could really follow, So now, I call myself an agnostic — one who just doesn't know. What I believe is that if you can just do the right thing, it works everywhere."
Whether you are into Scientology, Christianity, Atheism, Jeudiasm, etc, what is your viewpoint. Do you agree that in this day and age most people tailor their religion to fit their needs? Is this acceptable to you or problematic? Is this the way you have found your path?
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