Sunday, July 04, 2010

Some big words but something to ponder

A study of teeneagers in the United States described their faith as "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism." Ouch! I can barely pronounce it - but I read further and found this as the description of what most teenagers there believed.

The beliefs were as follows:
1. "A god exists who created and ordered the world and watches over human life on earth."
2. "God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the Bible and by most world religions."
3. "The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself."
4. "God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life except when God is needed to resolve a problem."
5. "Good people go to heaven when they die."

I find myself wondering how much of faith in our society today is based on the same set of beliefs!

If you like chewing on big words then the article is from The Christian Post.

1 comment:

Jan Foden said...

I think you are right, Stephen.