Prayables

Prayables


Is There a Future for Religion?

posted by Prayables

Written By Susan Diamond, Publisher of Prayables, an online spiritual community for people of all faiths.

The Future for ReligionIs There a Future for Religion?
If I hear one more self-righteous matron bitch and moan about the religious morals of young people today, I’m going to smash someone’s head. That’s not very Christian of me, is it? Then again, I’m not a Christian. But I am “very spiritual” just like the “Nones”

42% Defy Labels
A Pew study made history by introducing a new religious non-affiliation. The Nones; young independent spiritualists who believe in God but don’t accept the trappings of organized religion. At least not the type of religion being offered in most churches, synagogues and mosques today.

 The End of Religion
From pulpits (and Fox News) we hear that the souls of our children cannot be saved. The future of religion is coming to an end. Yet, I’m online every day and night reaching out to millions of people all across the globe who are “liking” God, “plus one-ing” scripture, and “tweeting” prayers. The median age for my audience? 20-30 something. So there. But why?

 Short & Sweet: Yes. Long & Boring: Hell No!
The spirituality we’re serving up is short and conveniently located. Need an inspirational hit from Matthew? It’s in your newsfeed. Feeling blue? Click through a slide show about “Owning Your Disappointment.” It’s better than a sermon. Share 30 second bursts of God and your spiritual sweet spot is satisfied. That’s what works. Here’s what scares young people off.

Old People with Rules
Older people sitting in churches, synagogues, and mosques telling the next generation to follow their rules just doesn’t work anymore.  It’s a new world. A start-up nation of bright young spirits looking to serve God in a new way. It begins where they live: Online. But it doesn’t end there. A few progressive religious leaders are getting wise.

The New Way to Engage
Clergy in-the-know are finding their future congregants online and enticing them to join their off-line community. They’re offering alternative musical services where the melodies of Mumford & Sons trump Ave Maria. Technology infused study groups with a Simpson’s video teaching morals, ethics, and values. Social action projects that appeal to a young person’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Alive and Well Online and in Your Neighborhood
The future of religion is being shaped right now. It may not look like it has in the past, but it still looks damn good. Have faith. Religion is here to stay. Clearly present but evolving over time. After all, God is timeless – not stuck in time.



Previous Posts

Spiritually Healthy
Spiritually Health Get rid of what enslaves you. Find spiritual health and well-being by discovering personal freedom. Don't be defeated by your life circumstances. Here's how to change your life for good. Inspired by Rabbi Karyn Kedar's new book, "Omer: A Counting" Written by Susan Diamond,

posted 6:24:14pm Mar. 27, 2014 | read full post »

You Can Have A Better Marriage
You Can Have a Better Marriage By Susan Diamond, Prayables Some people have a stupendous, fireworks on the Fourth of July marriage. Others have a miserable, cry me a river marriage that really stinks. The rest, fit not-so-neatly in-between. How to have a better marriage? It's not as hard as you'

posted 2:08:09pm Mar. 19, 2014 | read full post »

Living Life Outside the Box
Contributed by Susan Good, Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I believe in living my life outside the box. I know many women of all ages don’t feel as I do and live inside the box their entire lives. Life inside the box means you’re content to live a routine life. You do not have the d

posted 5:03:30pm Mar. 07, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Life: 10 Tips & Observations from Gramma Good’s Mother
Contributed by Susan Good Visit Gramma Good at www.grammagood.com I call my mom at least once a day. Today we talked about buying a scrabble app for her computer. Ninety- two years old and my mother is going to play scrabble on her Mac! How fabulous is this mother of mine! I would normall

posted 11:28:18am Feb. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Celebrating Spouse's Day
A Personal Interview With Gramma Good's Husband for Spouse's Day Written by Susan Good of grammagood.com Today is Spouse's Day, so I thought it would be fun to introduce my husband Shelly, my best friend, a father and grandfather of a now blended family. We have been married 23 years. W

posted 3:44:12pm Feb. 05, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.