I’ve been reading lately about various polls that question Americans about their religious affiliation. Evidently, the number of people who say they have “no religion”—that is, they don’t associate with Christianity, Judaism, or any other mainstream religion—has been steadily growing, and now constitutes up to a third of the respondents. These people—the so-called “none’s”—when offered alternatives, choose to call themselves atheists or agnostics, which, of course, is bemoaned by the leaders and practitioners of America’s recognized faiths.
What strikes me about all this is that apparently our choice here is seen, by the pollsters and probably by most of society at large, as either mainstream religion or zero religion. [Read more…] about Awakening to Earth: Religion, Atheism, and the Green Path