The Real Reason Why Fewer Americans Think Religion Matters

The Real Reason Why Fewer Americans Think Religion Matters

The Real Reason Why Fewer Americans Think Religion Matters

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The Real Reason Why Fewer Americans Think Religion Matters

As Christianity wanes in America, a national poll reveals that fewer people think religion matters than ever before. What is motivating people to adopt this position? Why are fewer people interested in God in this “Information Age”? J. Warner answers these questions in this episode of the NRBtv Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast.


23 thoughts on “The Real Reason Why Fewer Americans Think Religion Matters

  1. Pam Delaney

    Humility is the key to Christ Jesus!!!

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  2. Box Elder

    Flip side is I can watch a sermon 24-7 from the best preaching around the world. I have amy Bible version and any commentary I want in the palm of my hand and listen to the Bible all day and night on audio Bible. There’s 10’s of thousands of videos on apologetics for any “contradiction”, problem, unanswered questions or conundrum. From real science to archeology there are new discoveries confirming the Bible almost every day and I can learn about them as they are happening.

    So we have a problem with wicked, lazy, prideful hearts. Technology just makes us more of what we already are.

    But I will grant that the generation growing up with this technology who never had to go through and do things the old ways are increasingly lazy and entitled. People who don’t think that they are just needs to hire them to get a construction project done. You won’t know frustration until you pay someone to do a job that you end up having to teach them how to do, then you have them show up for 3 day the first week and none the second, they don’t answer the phone when you call them to work and 6 months later they start calling you asking for money so they don’t get evicted and if you pay them they only show up for work for one half a day and then have some emergency they have to leave for then they never come back.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  3. Lisa Nicholls

    Thanks for your Channel

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  4. j am

    J, may I also suggest what I think is a nefarious reason for especially young peoples' disregard and mistrust of not only general authority but Christianity, that is, College professors. They hold incredible sway in the lives of young, gullible students and instead of teaching students to think broadly, they indoctrinate them with the poison of atheism etc. College/University is no longer a place where people learn to learn but a place of indoctrination. The Communists and or Nazi's could not have thought of anything better. How they keep getting away with this I just don't know. However, we need to start highlighting this madness and by prayer and speaking with our children ward off this plague of cynicism and hate of all things good and Godly. Thank you so much for what you do for God and his church. You are a blessing. Don't quit, we need more people like you.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  5. Niko Kapanen

    When i was in school in the late 1990's here in Finland, about 80% of students said they believe in a christian God. Last year, in 2020, only 15% of students said they believe in any type of God at all. This is the end people. This is prophesied in the Bible by Paul that before the end, great falling away from faith will occur and then comes the Antichrist.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  6. Jun Acebedo

    Some Americans believe 2 + 2 = 5 and human genders is not just two but 112!

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  7. LoveYourNeighbour

    WOW, the part at 9:00 and 20:38 explains it SO WELL! And it makes PERFECT sense, from a Biblical point of view! Even from just the Old Testament alone, we see this same principle at work – as soon as the Israelites were materially prosperous, they developed an unrealistic sense of self-autonomy and "forgot God."

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  8. Trixie15

    Great video! Your explanations are so clear!👍👍👍

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  9. Redefine Living

    How about not teaching evolutionary compromise in the scripture. Studies have been done on that also.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  10. David Hyslop

    Interesting and helpful. Keep up the good work. God bless the videos you make.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  11. Huh? | sam99liljeholm

    Man, pride, selfishness, suppressing the truth in unrighteousness, political correctness, not accepting the light for their deeds being exposed.

    "Man is systematically(on a grand scale, per individual, little-by-little) burying The Creator; not because he doesn't exist, but because little by little, people don't >want< him to, in their lives, "political correctness", etc. People want their marijuana, alcohol, general selfishness, pride, lying- whatever >they< want, rather than what their maker wants. And yeah, there's a reason why he's allowing it."


    So we have little evidence on the effectiveness of peer review, but we have considerable evidence on its defects. In addition to being poor at detecting gross defects and almost useless for detecting fraud it is slow, expensive, profligate of academic time, highly subjective, something of a lottery, prone to bias, and easily abused."


    So peer review is a flawed process, full of easily identified defects with little evidence that it works. Nevertheless, it is likely to remain central to science and journals because there is no obvious alternative, and scientists and editors have a continuing belief in peer review. How odd that science should be rooted in belief."

    (article quoted)

    https www dot ncbi dot nlm dot nih dot gov/pmc/articles/PMC1420798/

    https answersingenesis dot org/presuppositions/science-worldview-neutral/

    "a lie get's halfway around the world while the truth is just getting it's shoes on"

    It is easy to be wrong and do wrong, but to do what is right… "straight and narrow" as opposed to spiraling out of control with drugs, alcohol, "rock n' roll", etc.

    If you want the truth. >go after< it. Don't simply follow the herd. In many ways you may want to, as there is food and water in those places, but don't blindly follow; buffalo and sheep have been known to be steered off cliffs, and I believes the "god of this world" is currently doing so with all that he has power in.

    You have to be open I think, first, to the acknowledging of just how depraved every person is, just how depraved our systems are, because they include depraved individuals, and so on. So maybe first to address this topic? To start, e.g, see below. There are countless examples of bias, fraud, imperfection, in "science", and basically, I believe this stems into interpretations/explanations of the evidence, like Evolution. I find Evolution highly illogical, and think others would see it as well, knowing what I do. Ultimately corporations and other kinds of "entities", composed of many people sometimes, but other times, of only one, ultimately, boil down to the nature of man, regardless of there being multiple or not. And man is very imperfect. I'd basically make the case that there is an inherent bias in "science" akin to political correctness, "peer pressure", and so on, that strongly encourages specific things, denial, acceptance of, etc, that, if you go outside of, get's you thrown out of the loop/being in the "in", "cliques", and so on.

    Those who work to make sure they say what is right, don't rashly call others liars or unreasonable, yet those who don't care, easily do? When others call them wrong, they don't quickly reply, because they see that they probably are also right, to an extent?

    And you know what they say about the difference between theory and practice

    not sure

    They’re the same. In theory. But not in practice.

    "The main issue I have with more democratic, one might even say socialistic, even communistic-I want to be clear, I don't mean that in a bad way(imagine how weird that might sound coming from a more so hardcore conservative lol), I even mean it in a good way, but partially- that is the point I am getting to. Under a perfect person/government/people, a monarchy/communistic/democratic government would have no problems; it would be the ideal system. I fully acknowledge, basically, that democratic policies sound better, and would be better, if reality were that way. I even believe that this world will go that way(sadly; Ima be "opting out"/"offed", as I see beyond it, the "re-education" won't be doin' anything for me), but as mentioned there, it will only be "perfect" for those who want to believe the system is perfect, and that system… Not go'n' be"

    The reason I am ok with the thought is >/

    Earth, after the great deception, final destruction of the fake good, the fallen world that is now, and a restoration to before it fell.

    Music, art, food, friendship… As one Christian author has called similar things, "The Great Romance"; The Bible makes references to us being like the bride. Not in a weird way, but in the best way possible.

    Well, Idk, I've always thought of capitalism as better than socialism, but have jokingly(and seriously) said, just that it's better than communism/socialism and so on. Like kinda what you mentioned in the beginning. Man has fallen; ANY system we try to make, will be imperfect, will not be optimal, has the ability for corruption at any given moment. The reason I think capitalism, 'least so far, seems better, is that it >uses< selfishness, and turns it into a good. The >problem< I see with socialism/communism is basically that of a bi-plane as opposed to a fighter jet; sure, one has many making the load lighter, but if whoever has the ability to steer wants something evil… The more power any system has, the more evil any system/entity can do, at any given moment. I have some pretty radical views on a government for imperfect people lol, that I readily accept may not be "optimal" like many people unified may be, however I think it would be kinda like a USA 2.0, having systems in place similar to capitalism, that while are far from perfect… Idk, in the end it's an agreement between people who live in the system, agree to go by the rules. It appears the world is going in a different direction, and The Bible teaches that it will(one world order, mark, buy, sell, etc).

    So how to fix? Well I think it's possible to actually, for a minority in this world, go in a good direction, and maybe the USA could be a place of refuge(or some other place that decides to do something like this, the idea/s I have atm), but I'm not sure that should be a "conservatives" priority; I'd say if anything, that the best way to change the world for the better, is to get to the root, the heart of man. And that is by "making disciples" of the true Jesus(not that soon-coming fake one)"

    Fairy tales usually begin like this: "Long time ago and far away, …"

    Sounds like Evolutionism.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  12. omzcanada

    I really do appreciate the work you do. This video and article help me understand our current culture and how to respond to it. I like the way you think and put things together for me to understand. I'm a person who likes evidence and facts; reasonable faith. Thank you very much.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  13. Gary Moffatt

    "Arrogance consists in defending the part of you that is already dead" :JBP

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  14. Saviours Won

    Moral authority is that which comes from the garden of Eden we think and believe the devil, the original murderer who killed Adam and Eve, that we can be like God being the source of good and evil, supplanting God in intimacy of morality. our human nature as opposed to God's nature.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  15. Foghorn Leghorn

    The Nazis said " we were just following orders". This is coming back again in our own country.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  16. Hit Em with A clothesline

    I consider Christianity to be a way of life.
    Not a religion.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  17. C.S. Unger

    If I was a non-believer and walked into the average Evangelical Church today, I would walk away thinking, “ These people don’t believe in Jesus; they believe in their beliefs ABOUT Jesus and even then they’re not really serious about it.”

    I get more substance from a Jordan Peterson lecture than I do from the average sermon I hear in most churches these days. I almost don’t blame the non-believer for not embracing today’s Christianity. I doubt if I would either today. I’m glad I got saved back in the early 70’s.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  18. Stetson Scott

    As the intended audience for this video it brings me no pleasure to point out that these arguments don't land because several of them don't understand all types of unbelief, certainly not mine. It seems (forgive me) but a very boomer perspective to think that only recently the average human is experiencing changes to norms around autonomy. Quite frankly, before standardized education takes hold in any community there is far more autonomy of different varieties: to say as he does roughly @26:00 that these are radical changes in the whole of human history seems very warped by the bias of having lived when he has. Perhaps it is easier to know and be known for our idiosyncrasies as they have permanent public bulletin. It is also an non-starter to go in as WLC and Bishop Barron do, calling this pride and appealing to a sense of guilt – this isn't always true and sometimes becomes a strawman in context (and in that context it is damaging and makes the speaker seem deluded). Trying to assent with mental and verbal gymnastics when one can't see a way to believe isn't going to save them anyways if we belive James. Telling somebody thier thought out reasons are literally no more than a product of thier age is a fallacy and not a winning strategy, regardless of how true that claim is. The claim that everybody uses faith to believe is also not helpful as many people judge the qualia of faith and knowing to be different, in fact most Christians struggle to suss these amongs themselves. It's very obvious that the means by which we know truth of God is different than the kind of brute knowing and confidence we have about our more obvious natural situation (classically, faith in a chair). Seems that these reasons are better to justify held belief than to convince of new belief.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  19. Sky Louiz

    God bless you J! Your channel and research are a wellspring of pertinent insight for the contemporary Christian perspective. Thank you

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  20. 21olympusmons

    So what then…. we are a lost cause then.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  21. Brett Mciver

    Why is everyone surprised by this? Jesus himself said that when he returns would he find the faith?
    Wide is the gate and easy is the way that leads to death(modern materialistic socialistic world view) and narrow is the gate and hard the way that leads to life, which road are you on?

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  22. Kevin Compise

    Mr. Warner I believed in subjective truth prior to me becoming born again. After I became born again, I held to an objective standard!

    If you want the statistics to go the Christian way, more people have to become born again. Unfortunately more people are rejecting the gospel. As the statistics go down, so will their souls go down to hell! 😞😢☹

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply
  23. Harry Ruut

    Religion is dead and without the Spirit of God.

    January 22, 2022 at 7:34 am Reply

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