I believe it's a sign of the times and may be part of the Great Falling Away.About two years ago, I asked the question: "Is the Great Falling Away Already Underway? Jesus said that in the last days, the love of many would grow cold because iniquity will abound (see Matt. When a God-fearing pastor becomes a godless champion for faithlessness, love has grown cold. Mike Mc Hargue is a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Christ.She said her move to atheism was "very, very gradual.""Actually there's not really one single moment where I can look back and say, "Ah, that was the moment," Teresa Mc Bain told ."It was kind of a slow progression."There's a long list of Christians who turned to atheism on Wiki Pedia.Meaning they may have less political leverage than even they believe.And while the data shows that no religious group likes atheists very much, atheists and evangelicals seem to be the archenemies of the US religious spectrum, ranking each other under 30 on the scale.Now according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center, we know who is disliked the most.Atheists and Muslims appear to be in a statistical tie.
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At the same time, a Barna Group study conducted among 16- to 29-year-olds shows that a new generation is more skeptical of and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age in 1997.When it comes to politics, Republicans really hate atheists, which they ranked at 34.The only group Republicans hate more are Muslims, which they ranked one point lower at 33.He says his time as an atheist actually made him a better Christian."Atheism doesn't pretend to have answers to every question. I no longer feel like I have to have answers to all the questions we face in life.
I'm happy to look for an answer without finding one, and I'm comfortable with uncertainty.
While atheism itself is not a religion, it is often included in religious polls to help account for those who reject religion, instead of just non-affiliated believers.