If you want a more reflective life, yet have turned away from organized religion
, give this book a try.
However, the pope's new words also highlight the intrinsic purpose and power of organized religion
as systems that refuse to, or are unable to, welcome all God's people into full partnership as they puzzle out the challenges and joys of their earthly journey Indeed, organized religion
is all about creating groups of "us" and "them.
Americans' confidence in the church and organized religion
has fallen dramatically over the past four decades, hitting an all-time low this year of 42%.
At each step of the way readers are involved in translations, interpretations, and critical assessments of how organized religion
perceives, changes, and spreads the word and concepts of God and religion.
Although this may be true in some cases, a blanket dismissal of people indifferent to organized religion
indicates a misunderstanding of American culture.
Anyone who thinks that organized religion
in Canada is dying "would be wise to think again," says sociologist Reginald Bibby.
There are misconceptions that atheists hate anyone who is in organized religion
, or that atheists are baby killers or old-people killers,'' she said.
That's an ironic correlation to make given frontman Tom Gabriel Fischer's disdain for organized religion
, but regardless, it's fitting.
Liz's father never had a good experience with organized religion
anyway, but this spiritualist church sends him over the edge, especially when Liz goes along to services too.
That's part of why I turned my life over to God," says Daniels, who is spiritual but doesn't participate in any organized religion
African-American youth are less likely to be alienated from organized religion
than white youth.
In Defense of the Christ attempts to explain the reasoning behind organized religion
, the needs of the fundamentalist and what can be gained by blind acceptance.
This spectrum thus includes men whose wartime experiences led them to reject organized religion
, but not their belief in the existence of God, as well as Anglicans who converted to Roman Catholicism.
The Code's gnostic solution to life's big questions is subjective individualism, as opposed to organized religion
Sometimes our suspicion of organized religion
comes from the fact that it challenges our narcissism.