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2.24.2005

Another chance for Europe

by Aaron Earls [+/-] show/hide

by Aaron

The Christian Science Monitor reports that a growing number of Europeans are looking for spiritual things, in the heart of secularism.

Despite the overwhelming perception of an atheist continent, 74% of Europeans say they believe in some higher power. And just as in America, a secular generation is being replaced with one that has more than a passing interest in spiritual issues. In two countries (Ireland and Poland) over 50% of the people attend church weekly.

This by no means indicates that Europe is in the midst of a Christian revival, but it does show that many Europeans have tried the Post-Christendom culture and are left wanting.

Hat Tip: World Mag Blog

2 Comments:

  • 74% of Europeans believe in a "higher power," not specifically in the christian god. This could mean anything, really, from New Age to traditional religions (Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Satanist, Wiccan, Pagan, etc). It seems to me that this is still consistent with a "post-christian" culture and only indicates that the majority of humans feel some need for a spiritual experience.

    By Blogger Louis, at 2/24/2005 11:59 AM  

  • I'm sorry if I wasn't clear that was the case. I feel it is still more of a religious or spiritual awakening than anything else. It is certainly not a Christian revival as I said, but it is a move out of secularism which had been (still is) so dominant in Europe.

    By Blogger Aaron, at 2/25/2005 5:52 AM  

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