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People with 'no religion' gain on major denominations
Americans who don't identify with any religion are now 15% of the USA, but trends in a new study shows they could one day surpass the nation's largest denominations ‚ÄĒ including Catholics, now 24% of the nation.
American Nones: Profile of the No Religion Population, to be released today by Trinity College, finds this faith-free group already includes nearly 19% of U.S. men and 12% of women. Of these, 35% say they were Catholic at age 12.
I call myself non-denominational, but I was raised Southern Baptist. I pesonally say that I can go into any church that preaches the Bile and salvation through Christ. Everything else is a man made extra that I can take or leave at my own discretion. I do know of non-denominational churches that are pretty much Charasmatic and usually quite liberal. The other non-denoms usually are attatched to a national or worldwide television ministry. I usually steer clear of churches of that type. I take my non-demominational stance as being able to go to any church I see fit as long as they are Bilbe believing.
Not sure I understand the Post Denomination thing. I always called those guys the denomination of people who believe in nondenominatianlism. It is an organized denomination that prides itself in not being a denomination. You've identified yourself as a group. Christians, Muslem, Calvinist, and the latest lable non-denominationals. Can you really avoid the categories? Can you really avoid the label? You are simply becoming a group that is starting to be labeled which makes you what you don't want to be. Southern Baptist believe in the autonomy of the local church which makes them nondenominational in theory but have agreed to work together in practice becoming a nondenomination denomination. All nondeniminationalist are heading down the same path... unless you refuse to work with other like minded Christians so you won't become a denomination.