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  • Religion News: Millennials not 'religious,' but they pray

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  • Week in Religion
    The Millennial generation is forging its own distinctive path in America, and they’re less likely to stay away from religious affiliations, according to a Pew Research study of the “selfie” generation. Millennials are defined as people in their late teens through early 30s.
    A full two-thirds of respondents to the wide-ranging study don’t claim to be a “religious person.” Twenty-nine percent said they were not affiliated with any religion. Interestingly, though, the study found that Millennials prayed as often as their parents generation.
    Eleven percent of respondents said they don’t believe in God, compared to 6 percent of Gen Xers. Fifty-eight percent of Millennials say they are absolutely certain of their belief in God while 69 percent of Gen Xers say the same. Twenty-eight percent of Millennials and 24 percent of Gen Xers say they believe in God but aren’t certain.
    The survey examined 18- to 33-year-olds in America beginning in 2006. In general, Millennials consider themselves more independent, with 50 percent of the generation identifying as such, while only 39 percent of Gen Xers and 37 percent of baby boomers consider themselves independent, the study showed.
    The study also found that Millennials were less attached to organized politics, linked to social media, distrustful of people and in no hurry to marry.
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    In the beginning, God created Adam. Then he made Eve. And ever since we’ve been picking up the pieces. Loveology is just that — a theology of love. With an autobiographical thread that turns a book into a story, pastor and speaker John Mark Comer shares about what is right in male/female relationships and about what is wrong.
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    The Word
    Laicization: A formal proceeding at the Vatican in which a priest is “returned to the lay state.” This means he is free to marry and is no longer required – or permitted – to say Mass, although in an emergency he can give final sacraments to a dying person.
    — ReligionStylebook.com
    Religion Around the World
    According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of the Argentina is:
    - 92 percent Roman Catholic
    - 2 percent Protestant
    - 2 percent Jewish
    - 4 percent other
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