Acting on Your Faith

I was looking for the answer to the question of whether faith has increased in the US since 9/11 and possibly decreased again.

Along the way I found this blog entry which is talking about the amount of time people spend at church versus listening to Christian music, reading religious books, etc. I think it’s good that folks spend more time doing that than in church. Church is only six hours a week, one for some religious groups. I want more time than that thinking about God.

I’m not sure what it means, but in 2004 according to this article Barna said that 79% of Americans opposed removing the Ten Commandments. (Ha! And you thought the Supreme Court represented the people?) And 84% wanted to keep the phrase “In God We Trust” on our money.

This article says that Evangelicals, while only 7% of the population, were the most likely to act differently because of their faith. You would kind of expect that, because, based on the definition of evangelicals I found at a Wheaton site, one of the four tenets that describes an evangelical is that their faith impacts their living.