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Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism




Sunday mornings, when Bill Dohm turns his eyes toward heaven, he’s just checking the weather so he can fly his 1946 Aeronca Champ two-seater plane.Helton, 28, and Dohm, 54, aren’t atheists, either.

They simply shrug off God, religion, heaven or the ever-trendy search-for-meaning and/or purpose.

The real dirty little secret of religiosity in America is that there are so many people for whom spiritual interest, thinking about ultimate questions, is minimal,” says Mark Silk, professor of religion and public life at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.

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