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Six Reasons Why Religion Declines

 

America, a country founded by faith and trust in God,  experienced a decline in religious attendance over the last few decades.

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According to Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D, there are six reasons that may explain the changing religiosity of the American people, aside from the obvious reason of higher education and advancement in science.

Zuckerman, a self-confessed Atheist/Agnostic, is a professor of Sociology and Secular Studies at Pitzer College. He studied Secularism extensively and has several publications on Secularity, Atheism and Apostasy.

The six reasons are the following:

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Television and the Internet correlated to the decline of religiosity in America.

Television and the Internet correlated to the decline of religiosity in America.

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9/11 brought out the controversial issue that Fanaticism to God is bad for religion.

9/11 brought out the controversial issue that Fanaticism to God is bad for religion.

© 2014 Joe Quintana

Author: Joe Quintana, M.A. | Multimedia Journalist
Editor-in-Chief at Journalism for the Soul
Master of Arts - Multimedia Journalism.

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