Friday, June 15, 2012

Getting the Word out on the Non-religious Trend among Millennials

by Gary Berg-Cross

A new Pew Research Center poll of millennials (those born after 1980)finds that 31 percent doubt the existence of God, and that figure has more than doubled in just five years among Americans age 30 and below.Jesse Galef, Secular Student Alliance, promoting atheism and non-religious views on college campuses spoke to this: “Our generation is causing a fundamental shift in how society will see religion,”

SSA now has
357 affiliates on American campuses - up from just 81 such affiliates in 2007.

Missed the CNN discussion with Secular Student Alliance's Jesse Galef about Millenial's doubts about God?

It aired on CNN recently and you may enjoy how Jesse gets his talking points out in the face of questions framed about atheist attempts to convert people. For example he had to deal with the vague, framing hypotheical:

“Some Christians MIGHT argue that because such groups are in high schools, you’re sort of indoctrinating young people at a time when, you know, it’s not proper because they’re not really old enough to handle questions like that.”

There are quire a few traps in here and the emotional word on Indoctrination but Jesse did a ood job of sticking to message.  A good sign for this generation and good for their fund raising effort.

 Well for Some Atheists who may say that the religious is doing some form of indoctrination on kids who aren't old enough to handle it.

1 comment:

Hos said...

Yes, this is how the so called "liberal" media handle secularism.