Here are a few choice quotes from a Washington Post report on a recent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:
“When it comes to religion, many Americans like the mix-and-match, build-your-own approach.”
“The way we personalize our iPhones, we also personalize our religious lives.”
“It is as much now the norm as it is the exception for Americans to blend multiple religious beliefs and practices.”
“About 1 in 4 Americans believe in Eastern or New Age ideas, including reincarnation.”
“The build-your-own-religion findings show that ‘culture and pop culture and the Internet are probably more powerful teachers than Sunday school teachers.'”
Read the Post article here.
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