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By Dennis Prager, The Stream, August 13, 2022

Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest books, published by Regnery, are The Rational Passover Haggadah (March 2022) and The Rational Bible, a commentary on the book of Genesis (May 2019). …


Fewer young Americans affiliate with any organized religion than ever before in American history.

This means, therefore, that the children — and certainly the grandchildren — of millions of faithful Christians have abandoned Christianity. The same holds true for Jews, but that decline began somewhat earlier. Until the 20th century, nearly all Jews were religious (which nearly always meant Orthodox). Today about 15% of Jews are Orthodox, while most Conservative and Reform Jews have the same values as the secular Left, and very few of their children attend synagogue.

Why have so many Jews and Christians abandoned religious commitment and even a religious identity (many Jews retained an ethnic identity, an option not available to those who abandoned Christianity, as there is no Christian ethnic identity, Christianity being a religion, not an ethnicity as well as a religion)? …

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