Are we surprised with these results? We shouldn't be.
A Recent Gallup Poll found that three in four Americans still believe that the Bible is the word of God. 28% believe that the Bible is “is the actual word of God and that it should be taken literally,” while 47% believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, but do not take it literally. And there is that 21% who believe it is a book of “ancient fables, legends, history, and precepts written by man" with no deeper meaning or inspiration.
While it is good that a majority of Americans (75%) still believe that the Bible is the word of God, the trend of non-believers is quite disheartening. In 1976, the view that the Bible was just a book of fables was only embraced by 13% as compared with 2014's 21%.
But why are we surprised? We shouldn't be. Since the early 1980's this trend has been steadily going up and The Freedom Kids blames our failing schools and biased media. The social contract our federal government has with those that educate our youth is secular at best and anti-religious at worst.
While there are no current statistics concerning the correlation between our youngest generations losing God and the loss of moral values in our society, we think it is fair to make that leap.