Americans growing more skeptical of God


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It's a belief that now has more skeptics than ever -- the belief in God.

A new study in the academic Journal Sage Open finds that since 1980 the number of Americans who believe in God has decreased by half.

On top of that findings suggest millennials are the least religious generation in memory and possibly American history.

"No I don't believe in God," says millennial and Texas Southern Physics student  Zakharria Ford.

"I do believe in there being a divine being."

Patrick Ngwolo is the Pastor of Resurrection Houston, a church that focuses on serving the Greater Third Ward Community.

Most of his members are millennials.

"Our institutions from marriage to government have failed a lot of millennials," says Ngwolo.

"Because of that there is a distrust of authority and authority figures and the idea of God is scary to people."

Ironically as belief in God decreases, Americans have become more likely to believe in an afterlife.

"Alot of us scream justice when it comes to when people do evil to us, but we scream mercy when we do evil to other people," said Ngwolo.

"We want God's heaven, we don't want God's hell."

Despite the growing disbelief in God, Ngwolo still has hope for Americans to find their faith.

"If we got back to just telling people the simple message of the gospel of Jesus Christ instead of all the religion fluff, there's a power in it to save people," said Ngwolo.

With Easter right around the corner skeptics may get a chance for spiritual discussions during family celebrations adding perhaps a little more awkwardness and flavor to the family table.


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