In nothing we trust?
Are Americans losing faith?
- Duration 3:49
- Date Apr 22, 2012
Are Americans losing faith?
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Are Americans -- nation of nonbelievers are we moving away from organized religion.
Joining us now to -- is Fox News -- contributor by the Jonathan Moore as the morning good morning good morning.
It's almost rainy Sunday you told around sports a stop talking this segment you're gonna kick me yes you read it that wearing an -- -- -- an -- I have been used to get -- All right anyway -- not -- -- glare at you if I look like a little bit him on the back guys what do you think.
Well you know this this study that that we looked at in this article is that people have lost trust in institutions in the United States of America right now.
Right across the board in one of those was religious institutions.
I know that that is -- fact.
I also know that one an organization is not trustworthy is a very good thing when we lose trust in them.
For example the Catholic Church in the leadership of the bishops during these sex abuse scandal.
Not so much in the moment of the scandal but what that scandal brought -- was that there was not good supervision and there was some very irresponsible decisions.
What is the results of its a lost of trust is that a good thing -- -- institution was not trustworthy that's a good thing.
-- -- -- -- An organization to then put foundations in place that are trustworthy the New York Times right now has lost trust you better believe it's lost trust is that a good thing.
What if they're not trustworthy.
If there's a -- That's a good thing and right along the -- think people are finding out -- things because of the new social media.
And and I think that's a very good thing.
You talk about the I'm curious that this -- its interest in infrastructure or the organization is perhaps what people are losing faith and trust him but they're not losing their faith necessary so -- -- -- to relate editing mutually exclusive so you I think it's a great question because he.
It doesn't make sense it's stupid actually to have faith in something that is not true.
It's stupid and that's why with.
More media with more social media with more opportunities for people to get the voice out.
It's a very good thing for society as -- -- for religious institutions because there is -- accountability.
And that is a very good thing and.
The -- think there's a study out of Baylor University -- -- shows that there was also because they're very interesting.
While one of them finds 18% of people don't think that god has a purpose for -- here -- some of the results and 46% never wonder if they'll go to heaven I'm -- -- that -- -- they're so convinced that it's.
Work they don't think it'll go to that it's hard to know 44% don't spend time seeking eternal wisdom.
28% -- not a priority to find a deeper.
Purpose that's concerning -- church you ran it 18% again don't think they got as a purpose how to interpret all of this well.
I think we're going through a major change to call it an -- change and people's.
With institutions religious institutions in this case when there's trust that is lost people.
First of all step back from that but then I believe there's something within that human soul.
That is crying I hope for purpose and so when you get away from something in your little scared of something that's not been trustworthy he.
Then there's a period in which you're not asking those questions did you know where to go to but then people always come around and say.
I know that there is a purpose for my life I know that there is a mission my -- because my soul begs for it.
As long and -- and I think than we see a re birth.
And and I'm seeing that among young people today in their twenties.
And on my church and many other -- -- people are coming back in droves because they do not feel that I'm but it can't argue I can feel the -- People recognize annually due under the gun though because we're obliged.
But because we -- -- we need something.
And that's a good shift that is beautiful and I was visually kicking Ike's -- But I think everybody -- whether it he.