According to a new study by the Church of England, for younger generation in the United Kingdom religion in its traditional form is largely irrelevant. For the study, as many as 300 people were interviewed.
The results show that only fewer number of youngsters believe in the existence of God, ‘who created the world and hears my prayers’.
Majority of teenagers do not believe in devil and punishment and believe in the ‘nicer’ parts of religious principles.
The results are mentioned in a book called The Faith of Generation Y, written by Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Christopher Cocksworth.
The authors say, “It is undoubtedly the case that the Christian memory is very faint and in many respects Generation Y are a largely unstoried and memoryless generation”.
The results also found that at the memorial services, the young generation prefers pop songs to hymns, as they do not have much knowledge about the songs that are sung in the praise of God.
The book mentions that power of church has decreased and the society nowadays is more interested in technology and has become materialistic.
The ‘chain of Christian memory’ has become ‘eroded’ in the UK and globalisation has led to a ‘spiritual market’ of competing beliefs, the book suggests.