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Why the "nones" are on the rise.

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Since strict adherence to just one religion depends to a certain extent on not being exposed to alternate beliefs and customs, it should be obvious that fewer and fewer people are clinging to the belief system they may have been brought up in, and even fewer actually bother converting to a different belief system. In our increasingly culturally intermixed, and globally connected society, adherence to a single religion (characterized by a specific set of literal beliefs and rules dictated by some outer authority - preacher or holy text) is bound to decline. But with so much information coming in about other faiths and cultures, the opposite can be said for interest in faith and spirituality in general. As individual religions suffer, what will arise instead is a broader, more comprehensive and more inclusive understanding of what religion and spirituality is all about.