Sunday, November 9, 2014
I've mentioned on this blog before that I believe one of the greatest threats to our faith is not other religions. It is not naysayers.
It is indifference.
Indifference is one of the saddest things I see happening around us today. There is no passion for our Lord. No fervent belief and evangelization. No prioritization of God's will over our own.
The world is simply going about on its own earthly way.
Take, for example, this very sad article I came across the other day.
It was entitled Atheist scientist claims religion will be gone in a generation.
The article quotes a scientist who said "Change is always a generation away. So if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in our generation... And that is what I think we have an obligation to do."
I must admit, I cringed when I read the word "obligation". What a horrible thought. But that was not the part that scared me, especially after the article mentions that countries have tried in the past to eradicate religion ... only to watch it come back stronger.
The part that scared me most was the statistic that 25 years ago, only 5 percent of the U.S. population identified themselves as non-religious. Today, that number is up to 20 percent. However, if you isolate people between the ages of 18-25, that number jumps to 30 percent.
That number isn't because someone mandated an end to religion. It is not because someone felt an obligation.
In my opinion, it is because society is becoming indifferent.
And not enough people are trying to change that.
God Bless you, and please pray for the conversion of many.