Friday, September 01, 2006

Godless Aussies

(via Atheist Revolution)

A recently concluded three-year study in Australia has found that less than half of Australian youths believe in a god.

According to the study, Aussies born between 1976 and 1990 are more likely to follow a secular lifestyle. Only 48% believe in a god.

Dr Singleton said that by comparison, baby boomers now had higher levels of regular churchgoers and believers in a god. Instead, those in Generation Y had more in common with their Generation X counterparts - those born between 1961 and 1975.
[…]
"One of the many predictors of whether we become religious is our parents and unless there is a massive cultural shift, the trajectory will continue," Dr Singleton said.


What's that? Parents are a factor, yet so many children are atheists? I wonder why that could be…

"This generation was taught to question their belief and come to their own conclusion about it[…]"


Oh! That's odd. Kids were encouraged to make their own decisions about religion. How unusual. I wonder why American parents don't do that.

2 Comments:

At 9/04/2006 1:38 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Australians are natural born bastards. That might account for the figures too..lol

 
At 9/04/2006 2:56 AM, Blogger TOR Hershman said...

I sure hopes all them
Youngin's Of Oz is a-listenin' to moi's lill' comedy/parody songs like
"Jesus (& Satan) Is A Fraud"
&
"Jesus Christ (is the) AntiChrist"
&
"Krispy Krishna"
(I leave no god undone).

Stay on Groovin' (DNA Jungle) Safari,
TOR

 

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