9/19/11: Designer Religion Rampant in US

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More Americans are tailoring religion to fit their needs. That’s according to George Barna who, in his new book titled “Futurecast”, predicts that America is headed for “310 million people with 310 million religions.

Barna tracks changes from 1991 to 2011, in annual national surveys of U.S. adults. All the major trend lines of religious belief and behavior he measured ran downward — except two. More people claim they have accepted Jesus as their savior and expect to go to heaven. And more say they haven’t been to church in the past six months except for special occasions such as weddings or funerals.

Barna told USA Today, “We are a designer society. We want everything customized to our personal needs — our clothing, our food, our education, and now it’s our religion.