By Corinna Nicolaou
The emerging inhabitants often called “nones” for its members’ loss of non secular association is altering American society, politics, and tradition. Many nones think in God or even stopover at locations of worship, yet they don't determine with a selected religion or belong to a religious neighborhood. Corinna Nicolaou is a none, and during this layered narrative, she describes what it really is like for her and millions of others to dwell with out faith or to be religious with no committing to a particular faith.
Nicolaou additionally excursions America’s significant conventional religions to work out what, if something, one may lack with no God. She strikes via Christianity’s denominations, studying their tenets and worshiping along their fans. She travels to l. a. to immerse herself in Judaism, Berkeley to teach herself approximately Buddhism, and Dallas and Washington, D.C., to familiarize herself with Islam. those encounters end up the numerous function faith nonetheless performs in glossy lifestyles. in addition they exemplify the colourful dating among faith and American tradition and the long-lasting price it presents to immigrants and outsiders. even though she is still a religious none, Nicolaou’s reports show issues of touch among the spiritual and the unaffiliated, suggesting nones will be notably revising the perform of religion in modern instances.
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They requested every detail after I visited one particular church in our community whose pastor is a controversial ﬁgure. He is something of a local celebrity, though infamous among my peers for having gone on record several years ago suggesting that American slavery may not have been such a bad thing because it exposed Africans to Christian- ity. ) Of all the churches in my local Worship Directory, this one had me the most wary. “Yuck,” Emily mutters. ” She’s the only one I know who claims to have seen the actual video footage where he made this remark.
This is Christ’s body given for you,” she says solemnly as she stands before me. ” I reply, taking the bread and popping it in my mouth. I’m relieved when she smiles. Then it’s the wine guy’s turn. The one man in today’s cer- emony is keeper of the chalice. I watch the transaction between him and the ﬁrst person on my side: she hands her lump of bread back to him and he dunks it into the wine and drops it into her mouth. He does the same thing with everyone down the row until he’s standing At the end of the communion, which marks the conclusion of the service, something happens that I haven’t seen before.
I consulted the phone book to fill in gaps. The religious landscape was even more confusing than I initially realized. I counted about ﬁfty options within a short drive of my house. Did my new town have more than its fair share of churches? In 2001 the Paciﬁc Northwest earned the nickname “the None Zone” after the American Religious Identiﬁcation Survey found a disproportionate percentage of Nones residing in the region—63 percent compared to the national average of 41 percent. More recent studies show that Vermont and parts of New England have since surpassed the Paciﬁc Northwest in percentage of Nones.
A None's Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam by Corinna Nicolaou