Why Do Milennials Not Believe in God?

Millennials, Why Are We The Generation Who Stopped Believing In God?

Over 25% of Millennials don't believe in God, but that's not something to brag about.


Millennials have a reputation for "ending" many things that previous generations have adored. Some things are simple such as landlines. Some things are good such as cigarette smoking. But recently, a social trend has sparked with research to prove it, Millennials more than any other generation does not believe in God.

I will be honest, I did not have what I would call a relationship with God prior to college. I grew up in the church but never understood what that meant. I knew about the Bible and I knew prayer was good, sin was bad but I didn't fully understand what it meant to believe in God. My friends in high school were either super religious or atheist, I was the only in-between. While we were all respectful and civil with each other's opinions on the topic of religion, I stood soundly in the middle and didn't know which way to lean.

I was comfortable with my middle ground and satisfied with knowing who God was, believing he existed and calling it a day. I didn't need to dig deeper. In fact, attending a Christian university made me a bit nervous. I imagined a classroom filled with people using God as an excuse or an answer for all of the problems of our world. I classified myself as someone who thought with their brain and considered my heart, so the idea of a conversation leading down the path of pure belief over facts made me roll my eyes. That wasn't my experience at all.

Throughout my time at my Christian university, I have experienced people who are truly an image of God and it changed how I view my relationship with Him. People who did not fit this stereotype we all have a bad taste in our mouth about, people who truly lived their life through God. I didn't know it was possible for that to become me until I let the Lord into my life.

As I have become settled in my current relationship with God, it's a healthier one than the one I was once comfortable with. It is not easy to love the Lord. It takes time, it takes patience and it takes trust. These three things are the three things all millennial, including myself, seem to lack the most.

We never have enough time. We are working two jobs to pay off our college loans. We do our homework while we're in class so we can enjoy our evenings. We are constantly seeking for time to eat, breathe or truly be present in our own lives without something calling at us in the back of our head.

We lack patience. We grew up with information at our fingertips. We have a question, we don't even have to type it. We call out "Alexa" or "Hey Siri" and the answer is given to us before we can blink.

We forgot how to trust. We've watched friends betray us. We experienced our families separating. We work hard for something we want more than anything else, but more than enough, it doesn't work out. We want control of our own lives, why would we believe that anybody else would have our best interests?

So, we lose our faith. Because it's something else to do. It's something else for us to think about. We want to choose which path we walk on without arrows or a map to tell us where to go. We lose our faith because it's hard to love and it's easy to surrender.

But when we lose our faith, do we lose a piece of ourselves too?

I have made the choice to love as the Lord has taught me to. I will love all people, no matter who you are, no matter what your past is and no matter what you believe. I will never tell someone they are wrong for not understanding faith because, at one time, I didn't either.

As a member of the generation who continues to lose their faith, I am saddened to imagine a world without religion.

So, Lord, I pray for my generation. I pray you to help us find peace in our hearts, the time during our day, the patience in our soul and trust in our relationships. Most importantly, I pray nobody ever lives in a world where faith is obsolete and forgotten.

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48 Of The Best Catholic Mass Songs

Check out this list of some of my favorites!

I love to sing.

But, I am very bad at singing. One thing I love about Mass is that I get to sing as loud and as terrible as I want, and that is a beautiful thing. I've compiled a list of what was originally going to be 10 of my favorite songs to sing at Mass, but as you can see, my list quickly became 5 times longer. Enjoy!

1. "All are Welcome"

A great reminder that we are to love our neighbors, no matter how different we are.

2. "All is Well With My Soul"

A refreshing reminder that God forgives our sins, and we are in good hands.

3."Amazing Grace"

A classic, powerful song that shows just how much grace means to us.

4. "Ave Maria"

A beautiful song honoring the Virgin Mary, a role model for all women.

5. "Be Not Afraid"

A reminder that no matter what we're going through, God is with us through it all.

6. "Blest Are They"

A guide on how to live out the Beatitudes.

7. "Canticle of the Sun"

A joyful tribute to God's Creation.

8. "Center of My Life"

A reminder to put God first, a reminder which is always necessary in this materialistic and egocentric world.

9. "Change Our Hearts"

An uplifting song reminding us that God saves even the most disobedient of his people if they give their hearts to Him.

10. "Christ Be Our Light"

A classic song that reminds us even in our darkest of days, Christ will light the path.

11. "City of God"

A song inspiring the building of God's Kingdom- something we should strive to do as Christians.

12. "Come Back to Me"

A song all about repentance and forgiveness- God is waiting for us with open arms every time we fail him.

13. "Companions on the Journey"

A reminder that we are not alone in our journey to spread the Good News, and we can work together to spread His Word.

14. "Eye Has Not Seen"

A reminder of the joy and happiness that awaits us in Heaven.

15. "Fly Like a Bird"

A comforting song reminding us that we will always be in God's care.

16. "For the Beauty of the Earth"

A song that captures the essence of how wondrous Creation is.

17. "Glory and Praise to Our God"

A song full of thanksgiving and praise to God who showers us with blessings every day.

18. "Go Out Go Out"

One of the favorites at my school- essentially a "pump up" song to go spread the Gospel.

19. "Here I am Lord"

A encouraging song, inspiring us to serve the Lord with all the talents we have.

20. "Here I am to Worship"

One of my all time favorite gathering songs that inspire me to give all the glory to God.

21. "How Can I Keep From Singing"

A reminder that God's works are wondrous and He is deserving of all our praise.

22. "How Great Thou Art"

A classic song inspiring us to look around and see God in everything and everyone.

23. "I Am the Bread of Life"

A comforting song telling us that if we live our lives in Christ, we will be reunited with God when death comes.

24. "I Know That My Redeemer Lives"

A song that tells us Jesus is alive, and He has redeemed us by his death.

25. "I Will Choose Christ"

A song inspiring us to recommit ourselves to Christ each and every day.

26. "In Every Age"

A reminder of the timelessness of God- He has always been there, and He will always be there for us.

27. "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today"

An Easter song which joyfully celebrates the Resurrection and the defeat of death.

28. "Lead Me Lord"

A reminder that if we seek God, He will lead us.

29. "Let There Be Peace On Earth"

Always a song that inspires us to act for justice and peace among all people.

30. "Like a Shepherd"

A reminder that God cares for us as his own because we are his own.

31. "Litany of Saints"

A beautiful song, often sang on Easter, in which we ask the Saints to intercede for us.

32. "Lord of All Hopefulness"

A prayer asking God for the strength to get through the day.

33. "Loving and Forgiving"

A reminder that God is always wanting to forgive us of our wrongdoing and heal our pain.

34. "Only a Shadow"

A reminder that we have seen just a glimpse of the love God has for us, and there is much more in store for us.

35. "On Eagle's Wings"

One of the saddest, yet happiest songs of all time- although we die, we will be raised up and be with Him forever.

36. "Our God is Here"

A reminder of the true presence of God in all things.

37. "Prayer of St. Francis"

A beautiful song that makes the prayer feel even more powerful.

38. "Rain Down"

A reminder of the endless love of God.

39. "Roll Away the Stone"

My favorite Easter song of all time. HE IS RISEN!

40. "Shepherd Me O God"

A popular song serving as a reminder to put our wants aside and follow God's will.

41. "Sing to the Mountains"

A song of thanksgiving to God for the abounding gifts he has bestowed on us.

42. "The Summons"

A great song for those who are discerning their calling.

43. "Ubi Caritas"

A song all about the love of Christ.

44. "Unless a Grain of Wheat"

A reminder that without God we have no life.

44. "We Are Called"

A call to service and justice.

45. "We Are Many Parts"

A reminder that although we are many people, we are all part of the Body of Christ, and we all need to work toward peace together.

46. "You Alone"

A reminder of how although we are undeserving, God still loves us and should be praised.

47. "You Are Mine"

God has called us each by name- He knows YOUR name, and you belong to Him.

48. "Your Grace Is Enough"

A necessary reminder that God IS more than enough for us! We don't need to be consumed with this world because we have HIM, and an eternity of happiness awaits.

Singing, although I am terrible at it, has really improved my prayer life. It could do the same for you!

Cover Image Credit: Allie Daniel

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I was raised Christian let's get that out the way. Growing up in a small town I went to Awana (a children's church group Wednesday nights) and then once I was in middle school started youth group that night instead as well as a normal church on Sundays. If you would ask me from me being really young to probably around 15 I was all about church and building a relationship with God.

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I knew the moment I started talking to a girl named Laura that I had feelings for her I would normally have for a boy and because of the people I now had around me I just didn't suppress it. I identified online and eventually to family and friends as bisexual.

My questions started with wondering how my god this loving all knowing entity I had always known was un-accepting and promoted the exclusion of the LGBTQ+ community from the Christian faith. I knew that this community was full of the most loving and creative and beautiful people I have ever met and that was the start of me knowing my relationship with God would never be the same.

As I grew up and have become an activist for the things that mean a lot to me I have stopped attending church and have begun to see that I do not want any part in ANY religion that takes part in shunning anyone based on how they identify. I have been vocal about this to many people some more excepting then others but regardless I will never again take part in something that I myself am not 100% accepted within

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