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popculturepooka
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4/5/2013 7:25:30 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
...You thought this was about me? Lol, no.

But I recently read this article called "Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood".

http://www.docsharepoint.com...

It seems that contrary to popular wisdom/lore and "common sense", religious folk who pursue higher education are less likely to leave their religious faith than those who do not.

Abstract:

"Many Americans exhibit declining religiosity during early adulthood.
There is no consensus about why this occurs, though longstanding
assumptions suggest the secularizing effects of higher education,
normative deviance and life course factors. We evaluate these effects
on decreasing frequency of religious practice, diminished importance of
religion and disaf@257;liation from religion altogether. Results from analyses
of the Add Health study indicate that only religious participation suffers
substantial declines in young adulthood. Contrary to expectations,
emerging adults that avoid college exhibit the most extensive patterns
of religious decline, undermining conventional wisdom about the
secularizing effect of higher education. Marriage curbs religious
decline, while cohabitation, nonmarital sex, drugs and alcohol use each
accelerate diminished religiosity " especially religious participation
" during early adulthood."
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4/5/2013 7:30:34 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/5/2013 7:25:30 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
...You thought this was about me? Lol, no.

But I recently read this article called "Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood".

http://www.docsharepoint.com...

It seems that contrary to popular wisdom/lore and "common sense", religious folk who pursue higher education are less likely to leave their religious faith than those who do not.

Abstract:

"Many Americans exhibit declining religiosity during early adulthood.
There is no consensus about why this occurs, though longstanding
assumptions suggest the secularizing effects of higher education,
normative deviance and life course factors. We evaluate these effects
on decreasing frequency of religious practice, diminished importance of
religion and disaf@257;liation from religion altogether. Results from analyses
of the Add Health study indicate that only religious participation suffers
substantial declines in young adulthood. Contrary to expectations,
emerging adults that avoid college exhibit the most extensive patterns
of religious decline, undermining conventional wisdom about the
secularizing effect of higher education. Marriage curbs religious
decline, while cohabitation, nonmarital sex, drugs and alcohol use each
accelerate diminished religiosity " especially religious participation
" during early adulthood."

Psychosocially, teenagers and young adults seek to define themselves as individuals by distinguishing themselves (that is in values, culture, etc.) from their parents in effort to find and develop their own identity.
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4/5/2013 7:31:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Needless to say, when I was about 16-18, adolescent psychology fascinated me. Now it depresses me...
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4/5/2013 8:15:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/5/2013 7:49:24 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Damn, you had me for a second.

I thought about the R.E.M. song. I assume you thought the same?
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4/5/2013 11:43:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
When I came across this post I saw it said "popculturepooka", and before I opened it I was preparing myself to give a long meaningful speech and emotional support to you but, I fell into the trap and now I feel as if I really shouldn't be writing this post because, I shouldn't have opened it in the first place.
"not to toot my own horn (it aint need no tooin if u know what im saying), but my writings on "viciousness: the one true viture (fancy spelling for virtue)" and my poem "A poem I wrote about DDO" put me in a class of my damn own. im just an UNRECONGIZED geniuse" -bananafana
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4/6/2013 2:17:10 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/5/2013 7:25:30 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
...You thought this was about me? Lol, no.

But I recently read this article called "Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood".

http://www.docsharepoint.com...

It seems that contrary to popular wisdom/lore and "common sense", religious folk who pursue higher education are less likely to leave their religious faith than those who do not.

Smarter people are less likely to lose their beliefs, because they are better at defending them, regardless of their truth.
"Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact." - Carl Sagan

This is the response of the defenders of Sparta to the Commander of the Roman Army: "If you are a god, you will not hurt those who have never injured you. If you are a man, advance - you will find men equal to yourself. And women.
popculturepooka
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4/6/2013 12:34:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 11:59:33 AM, unitedandy wrote:
For a minute there, I thought Pop had turned to the Dark Side.

Been there, done that. ;)
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4/6/2013 1:52:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/5/2013 7:25:30 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
...You thought this was about me? Lol, no.

But I recently read this article called "Losing My Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood".

http://www.docsharepoint.com...

It seems that contrary to popular wisdom/lore and "common sense", religious folk who pursue higher education are less likely to leave their religious faith than those who do not.

Abstract:

"Many Americans exhibit declining religiosity during early adulthood.
There is no consensus about why this occurs, though longstanding
assumptions suggest the secularizing effects of higher education,
normative deviance and life course factors. We evaluate these effects
on decreasing frequency of religious practice, diminished importance of
religion and disaf@257;liation from religion altogether. Results from analyses
of the Add Health study indicate that only religious participation suffers
substantial declines in young adulthood. Contrary to expectations,
emerging adults that avoid college exhibit the most extensive patterns
of religious decline, undermining conventional wisdom about the
secularizing effect of higher education. Marriage curbs religious
decline, while cohabitation, nonmarital sex, drugs and alcohol use each
accelerate diminished religiosity " especially religious participation
" during early adulthood.":

The Pantheon was once the pinnacle of religious life for virtually 99% of the human population. Eventually the absurdities about the gods and goddesses of our forefathers were becoming more prevalent until nobody followed it anymore.

If we're seeing that same progression, then it is because the masses are finding that modern religion is just a relic of the past, that it's not altogether true, and that it's a waste of time.
"Have you ever considered suicide? If not, please do." -- Mouthwash (to Inferno)
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4/6/2013 2:04:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Some emotional sad music started playing on the TV and then I saw the name of the thread. You got me...
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4/7/2013 3:51:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/6/2013 12:01:55 PM, KingDebater wrote:
At 4/6/2013 11:59:33 AM, unitedandy wrote:
For a minute there, I thought Pop had turned to the Dark Side.
I cannot write in English, because of the treacherous spelling. When I am reading, I only hear it and am unable to remember what the written word looks like."
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