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Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity - Larry Alex Taunton - The Atlantic


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"Most of our participants had not chosen their worldview from ideologically neutral positions at all, but in reaction to Christianity. Not Islam. Not Buddhism. Christianity."

"Slowly, a composite sketch of American college-aged atheists began to emerge and it would challenge all that we thought we knew about this demographic. Here is what we learned:

They had attended church

The mission and message of their churches was vague

They felt their churches offered superficial answers to life's difficult questions

They expressed their respect for those ministers who took the Bible seriously

Ages 14-17 were decisive

The decision to embrace unbelief was often an emotional one

The internet factored heavily into their conversion to atheism"

I wish I had time (and writing skill, lol) to write books on this topic...

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