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Who is more religious? The Silent Generation or the Boomer Generation?
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The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 
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(11-13-2019, 12:29 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 

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(11-13-2019, 12:29 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 

The Silents are source of a lot of famous fundamentalist preachers in the moral majority era, notably Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Also of notorious cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite who ordered mass suicides, born within days of each other. Boomers however are more spiritual, being the leaders of the New Age Movement and pagan revivals. They also had leaders among the Silents, though. The hippies were very spiritual, but not religious. In the boomer generation the categories of spiritual but not religious and cultural creatives became major demographic factors. There are also boomer fanatics like David Koresh. I suppose it's typical that prosperity gospel leader Joel Osteen is from Generation X. His is a much more pragmatic approach to religion.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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(11-13-2019, 12:29 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 

Out of curiosity, where did you get the information that Boomers are more religious than Silents?
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(11-13-2019, 01:06 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-13-2019, 12:29 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 

The Silents are source of a lot of famous fundamentalist preachers in the moral majority era, notably Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Also of notorious cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite who ordered mass suicides, born within days of each other. Boomers however are more spiritual, being the leaders of the New Age Movement and pagan revivals. They also had leaders among the Silents, though. The hippies were very spiritual, but not religious. In the boomer generation the categories of spiritual but not religious and cultural creatives became major demographic factors. There are also boomer fanatics like David Koresh. I suppose it's typical that prosperity gospel leader Joel Osteen is from Generation X. His is a much more pragmatic approach to religion.
I think that Joseph Kibwetere, another cult leader who ordered mass suicides, was also a Silent (but he was born in 1932 instead of 1931).
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(11-13-2019, 09:23 PM)Ghost Wrote:
(11-13-2019, 01:06 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(11-13-2019, 12:29 AM)AspieMillennial Wrote: The early to mid Silent generation seems to be the most religious to me in a by the book liturgical sense and a spiritual sense too. I'm not sure why Boomers are considered more religious than the Silents. The religious Silents also seem more what some call fanatical about it than the religious Boomers. 

The Silents are source of a lot of famous fundamentalist preachers in the moral majority era, notably Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Also of notorious cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite who ordered mass suicides, born within days of each other. Boomers however are more spiritual, being the leaders of the New Age Movement and pagan revivals. They also had leaders among the Silents, though. The hippies were very spiritual, but not religious. In the boomer generation the categories of spiritual but not religious and cultural creatives became major demographic factors. There are also boomer fanatics like David Koresh. I suppose it's typical that prosperity gospel leader Joel Osteen is from Generation X. His is a much more pragmatic approach to religion.
I think that Joseph Kibwetere, another cult leader who ordered mass suicides, was also a Silent (but he was born in 1932 instead of 1931).

From Uganda.

Joseph Kibweteere was one of the leaders of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God, a group that splintered from the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda and became infamous after 778 of its members were found dead. Wikipedia
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
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