Perplexity And Religion
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“What can I say, it just seems like my generation is not that into religion,” said Ryan Chavis, 26-year-old New York journalist. “Just one more thing we can be scolded for messing up the future of the country.”
As the Millennial generation enters adulthood, a new recognition and expression concerning religion is reflected in today’s culture. Characterized for being diverse, civic-oriented, pragmatic idealists and liberal, Millennials are known for being outspoken on social issues. But also, a less religious generation.
“I wouldn’t say Millennials are against the idea of religion,” said Chavis. “I think since certain religions are known of having particular viewpoints that don’t line up with Millennial perspective regarding race, gender and sexuality, the issues important to Millennials… that they are less outspoken or inclined to identify with any particular …show more content…
While it seems as though society is becoming less religious, it is a cultural shift as to what is important in correspondence to an individual’s values. “Generations are experiential. Each generation has a cultural turning point,” said Father Christopher Robinson, Professor in the Theology department at DePaul University focusing on generational studies. “The Millennial generation is the first generation to be the most socially conscious generation since the Baby Boomers in the perception of social, racial, ethical and religious concerns.”
Furthermore, there is a contradicting disconnect between the act of practicing religion and spiritual belief has altered Millennials’ religious recognition. PEW Research Center’s study, “Religious Landscape,” highlights 56% of Millennials will not identify with a particular religion, yet 89% say they believe in God. Millennials value content, but turn away from labels.
“I wouldn’t say there is no God,” said Larkowski, a student at DePaul University. “I believe there is one, but I also don’t associate with a specific religion. I feel there is a fine line between religion and