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Why young people turn their backs on church

Why young people turn their backs on church

‘There are a number of standard reasons given for the drop-out rate of young people from church. They include: inconvenient times of Sunday services; predictable preaching; an average congregational age of 50-plus; and alienation from church culture, from liturgical verbosity to superficial jollity. Secularisation theorists have long argued that the cumulative impact of the social processes that marginalise religion is that people simply lose interest. It is not that most have become fervent atheists: they just cannot be bothered to "do God".’

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