1. Do you believe the United States is becoming more secularized or more fundamentalist? Comparing your generation to that of your parents or grandparents, what differences do you see in the relationship between religion and society? What would popular media have you believe is the state of religion in the United States today?
In the United States today I see more megachurches than smaller, intimate churches that were common when I was growing up. I do not see this as a bad thing, due to people still attending church is a wonderful thing. One thing that I do not like about the megachurch is, it is not as personable. There are so many people and you may only see your minister on a giant screen. In our grandparents and parents generations your minister would great you as you were leaving church after the sermon, and at times there would be potlucks afterwards were everyone would attend. In this day and age everyone is off and running to their next obligation, and unfortunately because everyone is so busy religion in some areas is becoming secularized. In watching the film Judgment Day Intelligent Design on Trial, I understand the townspeople who want another theory taught besides Darwin’s Theory of Evolution; but I do not believe Creationism or Intelligent Design is the right way to go. Many of us believe in the Bible and it’s teaching, and we believe in science as well; there needs to be a way to come to a rational decision without having another Dover situation. In all honesty, it us up to the parents to let their children know about Creationism. Going to church and practicing your religious beliefs every Sunday was as common as sitting down with your family every night for dinner. Today’s generation is lucky to have dinner once a week together and may not attend church at all. Americans are so busy with their lives that without being taught religion as our parents and grandparents were, many may doubt what they hear their grandparents speaking...
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