Sunday, September 04, 2016
More Americans Than Ever Are Losing Their Religion
Via Before It's News: Never before in U.S. history have so many Americans chosen to be unaffiliated with any particular religious group. The percentage of “nones” in America has absolutely skyrocketed over the past decade. But not all faiths are losing members in the United States. In fact, Islam, Buddhism, Wicca and various New Age organizations have all experienced excellent growth in recent years. Sadly, almost all of the growth for the “nones” has come at the expense of Christianity. Americans are leaving the Christian faith in droves, and this is why many of the churches are less than half full on Sunday mornings. But one of the beneficiaries are the Orthodox communions. Today we are certainly seeing the influx of evangelicals, Catholics, and Episcopalians or Anglicans, coming into the Orthodox Church communions in America. Evangelicals have increasingly been entering the Orthodox churches in recent decades and that trend will continue, with more efforts aimed at the "conversion" of Evangelicals to the Orthodox traditions.