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If you wonder why young people are leaving organized religion in droves, look no further than last week’s National Prayer Breakfast.

 

Many who care about religion and its fate have condemned President Trump’s vindictive, self-involved, God-as-an-afterthought speech at the annual gathering. By contrast, his backers were happy to say “Amen” as they prepared to exploit religion in one more election.

 

My Post colleague Michael Gerson, a beacon of moral clarity in the conservative evangelical world, noted that Trump’s address was a tribute to his “remarkable ability to corrupt, distort and discredit every institution he touches.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/faith-is-slowly-turning-into-a-political-act/2020/02/08/762a8244-49ea-11ea-bdbf-1dfb23249293_story.html

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2 hours ago, leftwinger said:

If you wonder why young people are leaving organized religion in droves, look no further than last week’s National Prayer Breakfast.

 

Many who care about religion and its fate have condemned President Trump’s vindictive, self-involved, God-as-an-afterthought speech at the annual gathering. By contrast, his backers were happy to say “Amen” as they prepared to exploit religion in one more election.

 

My Post colleague Michael Gerson, a beacon of moral clarity in the conservative evangelical world, noted that Trump’s address was a tribute to his “remarkable ability to corrupt, distort and discredit every institution he touches.”

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/faith-is-slowly-turning-into-a-political-act/2020/02/08/762a8244-49ea-11ea-bdbf-1dfb23249293_story.html

Ironic how it is harder for your party to recruit them at the same time. Loss of faith in spiritualism as well and social identity politics.. How reality works hiding the self evident doesn't last forever or more than about 4 generations in a row.

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