Future trends: expect more secular households + Puritan beliefs on sex, money & fun

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Future Trends: Expect More Secular Households
http://www.atheistrev.com/2016/01/future...cular.html

EXCERPT: If current trends regarding the decline in some indicators of religiosity and the increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated persons (aka, the "nones") in the United States continue, we could soon find ourselves entering the next phase of an interesting era with regard to atheism. The decline in religiosity has already started to mean that there are somewhat fewer religious households. One of the interesting (but hardly surprising) things about these trends is that they are especially pronounced among younger persons....



What Did The Puritans Believe About Sex, Money and Fun?
http://charlierclaywellwriter.com/2016/0...y-and-fun/

EXCERPT: [...] Fischer defines a folkway as the beliefs and customs that represent a group. In his book, Fischer examines 20-25 beliefs and customs for each of the four British American colonies. This includes customs about speech, marriage, religion, education, food, work, government, sex and clothing to name a few.[...] By paring society down to specific patterns, Fischer is able to dissect each of the four British settlements in an apples-to-apples comparison. So, for example, by examining how the Puritans chose to govern their society one can see how it measures up to the way the Virginia colony (where the Claywells landed) was governed. [...] Using Fischer’s research, I’m going to look at three of the folkways: sex, recreation and money. I’ll begin with money....
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There has been a rise in popular desire to make religious belief more general, with less specifics as with doctrines taken from old texts.  However, that seems unlikely to be effective.
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I should point out that these quoted remarks are taken from a website entitled 'Atheist Revolution'.

Quote:If current trends regarding the decline in some indicators of religiosity and the increase in the number of religiously unaffiliated persons (aka, the "nones") in the United States continue, we could soon find ourselves entering the next phase of an interesting era with regard to atheism.

Except that the 'nones' aren't necessarily atheists. 'Nones' are people who don't report adherence to any established religious tradition. This doesn't mean that they don't have a strong sense of spirituality and may in some cases consider themselves highly religious. They just aren't religious in conventional ways, through conventional channels.

For more on the 'nones', see here:

http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones...-religion/
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