Mike Rubens Finds Out Why America is Losing Its Religion

Published on November 11, 2021

“With a growing portion of Americans self-identifying as atheists, agnostics, or “nones,” Mike Rubens travels to “Sin City” to try and understand what this departure from organized religion means for our society…and our souls.

This piece was produced by Mike Rubens with Annie Kopp and edited by Daphne Gomez-Mena.

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  • Penny Lane 2 years ago

    I see your point but you can’t blame anyone for not believing in fairy tales anymore.

  • Wilson & Wombat 2 years ago

    Religion should be banned.

  • Erin Rising 2 years ago

    you changed the outro!?!

  • Robert McGlinchey 2 years ago

    (at 5:16) is the Palisades Presbyterian Church in NY. As a kid my mom walked there almost every Sunday. She married my Dad there in 1946 and had his funeral there in 2004, hers 2017. For her it was singing, sermon and sisterhood.

  • Unicorn Vic 2 years ago

    Keep our Spirit!

  • Rifki N R 2 years ago

    this is the most conservative and one-sided piece I’ve seen so far from Samantha Bee. That pastor has no right to be called a scientist.

  • N3SSTOR 2 years ago

    Where is my REM joke?

  • J Schatz 2 years ago

    I understand when he says he’s worried that without organized religion there wouldn’t be food pantries & other outreach but as a “none” (or agnostic) I donate my time & try to volunteer when I can. I know other nones who do so as well.

  • LovingBeast 2 years ago

    It’s about time that people stopped believing in fairy tales to save them. Now, if we could stop believing the fairy tales told to us by the political parties the US might actually be a far better country as we learn how to be a community again without a belief in a god driving people to be kind to each other.

  • E. Pluribus Unum 2 years ago

    How about we use the government for what it’s supposed to do and take care of us all instead of relying on the fickle hand of charity. This guy is a Republican shill.

  • darren irwin 2 years ago

    Objectively you could argue that in the information age we are more informed even intelligent ( that may be a stretch for Americans ) and we are able to everything from any perspective without the constraints of localised information and local influence. We can follow the money trail, the corruption, the tax avoidance and the many excesses of those who have parasitically lived off the the ignorance and generosity of the gullible and faithful. We don’t all see the deception and greed but generation after generation have had enough cynical outcomes and contradictions bourn out that religion no longer has the hold of fear of consequence and social clout. Time we stood up and faced reality and left superstitions and worship where they belong in the history of humankind and societal evolution. Miracles have an unfortunate habit of being here say and unprovable.

  • pluvia33 2 years ago

    It’s a little annoying that “none” is phonetically similar to “nun”…. Also, if the far-right hadn’t spent the last few decades co-opting Christianity, maybe so many moderate and left-leaning people wouldn’t have been pushed out to become “spiritual but not religious” type nones.

  • Doyle Shipman 2 years ago

    It’s over rated, I’m a Preacher’s kid

  • Schmusan 2021 2 years ago

    Pass that plate


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