Fastest Growing Religion is “None”

The Star Tribune’s Jean Hopfensperger reports that the fastest growing religion in both Minnesota and the United States is “none,” with one and four Americans declaring themselves as unaffiliated with an organized religion. Ashley Laflin, one of millions of young Americans who have drifted away from established religion, said, “I like the teachings about helping others, about creating community. But I don’t think you need a big organization to do that.” Hopfensperger adds, “The Rev. Richard Coleman, sitting in his church office in north Minneapolis, laments that organized religion is becoming like ‘a foreign culture’ known by many only from reading headlines of sex scandals and political controversies.”

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