America: 310 million people with 310 million religions

September 15, 2011 by jpark

Read this article recently, courtesy of a friend, from USA Today, which was some what surprising and yet unsurprising at the same time. Here are some of the main points:

  • “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.
  • “People say, ‘I believe in God. I believe the Bible is a good book. And then I believe whatever I want.'”
  • Sheila says: “I can’t remember the last time I went to church. My faith has carried me a long way. It’s Sheilaism. Just my own little voice. … It’s just try to love yourself and be gentle with yourself. You know, I guess, take care of each other. I think God would want us to take care of each other.”

How do these statements impact you? How do we respond? I, personally, found myself somewhat rebuked and challenged to pray and repent. At the root of it all, there seems to be a misperception, perhaps, an incomplete perception of the Christian God-what He has done, who He is, what He is doing, and it makes me really wonder what type of testimony I’ve been sharing (Acts 20:24). Please feel free to share your thoughts. You can read the whole article here.


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