This week on the God Discussion Show: The 'Religion of Atheism,' Deism, the Nones and America's Religious Landscape
On November 8, 2012 At 2:34 am
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The last time that Dr. Paul Serwinek was a guest on the God Discussion show, an hour-long interview barely put a dent into what Paul had to talk about: religious demographics in America. We're pleased to announce that Dr. Serwinek of the Christian Sociological Society will be joining us this Friday to share more about this hot topic.
A recent Pew Research Center's Forum of Religion & Public Policy survey revealed record-breaking levels of "nones" — that is, those who are not affiliated with organized religion — in America. For the first time in Pew Research Center surveys, the Protestant share of the population has dipped significantly below 50%.
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Paul J. Serwinek, Ph.D. – The Rise of the Nones, Christian Reasoning, and Atheism vs. Deism in the U.S. Religious Landscape.
The Pew Forum found that 1 out of 5 adults are no longer affiliated with organized religion, and nearly one-third of young adults under the age of 30 are "nones." Breaking down the numbers, more than 13 million Americans are self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6% of the U.S. public), and nearly 33 million people still have faith, but no particular religious affiliation (14% of the public).
Dr. Serwinek, who will share his insights about the Pew survey, asserts that atheism is a religion. He will also discuss a Christian's reasoning on belief in God, how a true scientific, sociological study must be conducted, and how an Atheist must go about disproving Deism.
Paul Serwinek is a director of the Christian Sociological Society. He is a retired researcher and consultant in the areas of Human Resources, Business Ethics and Applied Sociology and serves as adjunct professor at a number of Christian colleges in Michigan. He was an instructor in the Sociology Department at Wayne State University and Management Department at the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Serwinek earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Wayne State University and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Detroit. He is currently a member of and participant in the American Sociological Society and Sociology of Religion Section. He is the author of Finding Fulfillment – Wisdom for Practical Living (Vision Books, 1997) and The Most Popular Songwriter (Advantage Books, 2009).
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