Sunday, June 29, 2014

Is religion the answer to today's problems?

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say that religion can answer all or most of today's problem according to a recent poll, while 30% say that religion is largely old fashioned and out of date. Americans have in recent decades become gradually less likely to say that religion can answer today's problems and more likely to believe religion is out of date. The poll revealed that over the past 40 years, there has been a gradual shift in Americans' views of the relevance of religion in answering today's problems, with an increasing, but still minority, segment saying that religion is old fashioned and out of date.


What’s Your Take? Do you agree with the  majority in this poll that religion can answer all or most of today’s problems or is religion largely old fashioned and out of date?



 




Comments

1. Grace said...

Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

2. RobertBrown said...

Religion alone is not the answer. People use religion to justify many of the hateful acts perpetrated on our people

3. Chris said...

Not old fashioned or out of date but not the answer to all problems. Strength from religion will help to overcome many of our problems.

4. Dan said...

Which religion?

5. Leslie said...

Religion is at the root of many of our problems.

6. long time listener said...

Faith leads to discernment. Religion leads to misinterpretation and misguided ideals

7. Tammy said...

The Taliban and KKK are religious organizations

8. Timothy said...

Jesus warned against religious piety and ritualistic exercises.

9. Walter said...

Religion should not be blamed for nut jobs who behave badly in the name of religion

10. Jesse said...

Religion is not the answer or the problem
The problem is our interpretation of what religion is

11. long time listener said...

All of the major religions profess adherance to a higher power and respect for self,family and neighbor.If we all (and we won't) follow these tenants many of society's ills would be addressed.

12. Angela said...

The broad stroke categories I'm the original poll can only lead to faulty results.NO Thanks for always putting out topics that stimulate thought.



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