2nd February 2014

“The Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships.”

Thom Rainer

3 Responses to “2nd February 2014”

  1. Dan Says:

    While it wouldn’t be a bad thing to see this happen, I hate people who claim to know that current small trends will suddenly take off. It’s no better than when religionistas find some tidbit of data and assert that there will be a sudden and dramatic revival of Christianity in the coming decade or two (for one example).

    Truth is, we don’t know what’ll happen, and societal change is almost always much slower than we think it could be.

  2. Jeff Says:

    However, Dan, I would warn you that sometimes an IDEA takes off – i.e.; Same Sex Marriage in the US. I suspect that SCOTUS will take the final step within 3 years, which will translate into 20 years from DOMA to full US legalization. What will make the legal difference for atheists is when the SCOTUS decides that they know the difference between “establishment of A religion” and (as the First Amendment actually says) “establishment of religion”. As to the rest of society, once it’s pointed out to them, the fundamentalists will scream, and the Millennials will say “No S***”.

  3. Dan Says:

    You’re rihht of course Jeff. And maybe I am just cynical until proven otherwise. We will see…