Is Internet Porn to Blame for Millennials Leaving the Church?

Is Internet Porn to Blame for Millennials Leaving the Church?

Sounds like a very strange argument to make.

Also, I (Link): don’t care that millennials are leaving the church.

I take comfort in knowing that when the last millennial finally reaches age 30, Christians will shut up about them, finally.

(Link): Is Internet Porn to Blame for Millennials Leaving the Church?

Excerpts:

    April 13, 2014

    A Christian blogger has argued that a recent study showing an inverse correlation between Internet access and faith, might be due to prevalence and accessibility to pornography.

    In a report released last Friday, computer scientist Allen Downey of Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts found with the numbers of non-religiously affiliated Americans jumping from 8 to 18 percent from 1990 to 2010, the prevalence of Internet use has also increased from essentially zero to nearly 80 percent.

    Downey’s study suggested that increases in Internet use accounted for about 20 percent of the observed decrease in affiliation.

    … Writing on his personal, non-work affiliated blog earlier this week, Joe Miller, who works for the Christian publishing company Nelson Books, arrived at a different conclusion.

    “Downey’s answer plays off the modernist prejudice that equates religion and ignorance. That’s false on its face,” he wrote. “But once we consider the Internet as a factor at all, there’s a far more obvious answer than wider horizons: porn.”

    “Porn has been part of the Web from day one. And the stats for online consumption are staggering, even among Christians,” he continued.

    Miller argued that porn inhibits “prayer and beneficial contemplation.”

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Related posts:

(Link): (Ageism): Links about the never ending obsession with why the kids are bailing on church (one stop thread)

(Link): Mature Christians Need to Stop Allowing the Under 30 Crowd to Direct the Entire State of Christian Affairs

(Link): Aged Out of Church by M. Van Loon (For Christians over the Age of 35 – 40 – Churches ignoring middle aged adults)

(Link): I Don’t Care That The Millennials Are Leaving Church – Churches Ignore Age 40 Forties 40+ Generation X Mid Life

(Link): Porn Usage Stats Among Christians 2013 (article)

(Link): Yes, Some Women Use and Look at Pornography

(Link): The Secret Women’s Porn Problem (article about Christian women who use porn)