by Elder Bob Allgood
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism by Elder Brian Moore posted 3-30-2015
A study conducted a few years ago at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, among 3,000 students, took a close look at the religious beliefs and practices of American teenagers. The study determined that the faith held by most of America’s up and coming college students could aptly be described as Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.
The study concluded that the overwhelming majority of these students believed the following. They believed that God created the universe and that he observes and watches over human life, they believe that God wants everyone to do good and to be fair to others. The students also believed that the central goal in life is to be happy and to feel good about oneself. The study also showed that students strongly believed that it was not particularly necessary to have God involved in ones life unless God was needed for something. Finally, the study indicated that the vast majority of students believe that “good people go to heaven when they die.” More
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