If your job has you working on Sunday, the world leader of the Roman Catholic Church says maybe that's not a good thing.
As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.
The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.
In a world filled with confusion a voice of young optimism illuminates:
The Internet, many will claim, is a repository of some of the lowest elements of society: pornography, hateful propaganda and ranting, intolerant screeds and rampant commercialism.
Amid reports of a decline in American religiosity, Gallup's 2014 update to its annual Values and Beliefs poll shows 75 percent of Americans conclude that the Bible is in some way connected to God.
On Thursday, Seattle Pacific University was attacked by a lone gunman who killed one person and injured three others.
Carrying leather-bound copies of scripture to church is so 20th century, a recent study indicates, and experts predict a continuing shift from print to palmtop device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
Satanism has shared national headlines this week with one of the country's most illustrious and highly acclaimed schools, Harvard. And it's caused quite a reaction from religious leaders and faith bloggers as well.
Each Sunday morning, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro lights a lamp in a chalice as a symbol of shared hopes and values. Members and friends have been lighting their chalice at 609 East Grady Street since 1999, but recently a sign with a stylized flaming chalice has appeared on Veterans Memorial Parkway.
In light of the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II one week after Easter Sunday, a local Catholic parishioner recently reflected on the legacy he hopes to leave to his grandchildren.
In sickness and in health. Some couples profess the vow lightly, but Mae and Tony Riggs have had much practice honoring that commitment, especially recently, as Mae awaits a double-lung transplant.
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According to Pew Research Center, 53 percent of those 65 and older attend a religious service at least weekly - the most of any age group. But that doesn't mean that the young don't, or can't, have a relationship with God. There are a variety of things believers can do to demonstrate their love for Heavenly Father.
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