Kyle Sonnenberg’s excellent editorial regarding the “societal decline in religiosity” brought to mind our Founding Fathers’ Deism and particularly of the writings of Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and James Madison. He wrote that “religious truth must evolve to incorporate the discoveries of science and other branches of modern learning.”

It may be that the separation of science and religion has led many Christians to quit religion. In the Northeast, churches are being reconfigured into condos, and the president of the 30-member Harvard Chaplains this year is Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein, an atheist. The vote was unanimous.

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Tommy Davis

Correction: " almost have in salary with benefits" should read half.

Tommy Davis

My thread somehow disappeared or just vanished ... could it be something said that turned a face red; or one persons opinion about a reason some don't attend church when budgets represent almost have in salary with benefits to just a couple of church leaders? When a churches budget reaches 200K time to reflect on whose making that money and what Christian benefits are coming from those tithing dollars.

Kent Misegades

Debunked. “Global Growth of Christianity Outpaces Atheists, Charismatic Churches Lead the Way”, Declining membership in woke establishment churches is not an indication of the size or strength of the body of Christ. “Go woke - go broke” applies also to churches. Check out the birth rate of Christians versus atheists. Guess which group is multiplying quicker.

Tommy Davis

Kent I'll ask you once again what your definition is of "Woke" since you use that word frequently...

Kent Misegades

Debunked. “SCIENCE - There’s (Still) No Gay Gene” by BENNETT MCINTOSH, 8.29.19 Harvard Magazine

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