Americans likely to change faiths


According to an article in the New York Times today, Americans are likely to change faith backgrounds in their lifetimes. From the piece:

More than a quarter of adult Americans have left the faith of their childhood to join another religion or no religion, according to a new survey of religious affiliation by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

The report, titled “U.S. Religious Landscape Survey,” depicts a highly fluid and diverse national religious life. If shifts among Protestant denominations are included, then it appears that 44 percent of Americans have switched religious affiliations.
Many of us have discussed the waning loyalty folks have for denominations. We’ve talked about possible reasons and possible solutions. I don’t want to rehash that. That horse has been kicked.
But I am curious, what does this movement mean theologically? I know people are theologically eclectic, but what affect does that have on how they implement their faith?

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