I think that people are starting to see 'god' as an idea, a connection to what else is. At the same time, a rejection of institutionalized religion is prevalent. As societies values change, so do people's understanding of religion. I find a connection for my belief with others that believe, not neccisarily with those that believe what I believe. while I do not require others to believe as I do, I am also bolstered by a concept and understanding of inner devinity. "god' is in each of us, however it is manifested religiously, be it through catholic, or islamic, or an athiest tradition, or whatever.
With many of the people I have talked to, religious knowledge is not neccisary at all. Spirituality is the only real requirement. The religious ideas, come after the spirituality. And many of us are just fine, making up our own.
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