Religion in the modern world sees fewer believers
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Asher Redd
According to a 2020 Pew Research Center study, 63% of Americans claim to be Christians, however that number isn’t expected to stay there for long. Projections show Christians of all ages shrinking from 64% to between a little more than half (54%) and just above one-third (35%) of all Americans by 2070.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘religion’ as a set of beliefs and morals shaped by one’s institutional or personal attitudes. Lutheran pastor Piotr Malysz agrees.
“Christian ethics is not just a matter of do’s and don’ts. Christian ethics is an ethics of ‘you must,’ but an ethic of what you may do,” Malysz said.
As many churches will see higher attendance on Sunday. Pastor Malysz said it’s the message that brings them.
“I think the wonderful thing about Easter is that it’s basically unapologetically, good news,” said Piotr Malysz. I think it’s a really comforting message that needs to be heard, even in the dark place of the world today.”
Malysz said these ethics stood the test of time and the will keep guiding believers into the future.
“What our history shows is that we cannot think of saving the world and really saving ourselves without a sacrifice,” Malysz said.
Easter marked the end of the Christian Holy Week that begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Resurrection Sunday.
Easter has been celebrated in some form by different religions for more than 2,000 years.