Saturday, February 6, 2010

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

1) A God exists who created and orders the world and watches over human life on earth.
2) God wants people to be good, nice, and fair to each other, as taught in the bible and by most world religions.
3) The central goal of life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself.
4) God does not need to be particularly involved in one's life expect when he is needed to resolve a problem.
5) Good people go to heaven when they die.

What do you all think of this?
Dr. Christian Smith (Sociologist) did an analysis of hundreds of American teens and made the diagnosis that they actually practice "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism." Do you think this is an accurate general synopsis of the situation religion finds itself in America?

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