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In 2010, the Pew Research Forum reported concerning the millennial generation:
{{cquote|By some key measures, Americans [[American]]s ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans...
Compared with their elders today, young people are much less likely to affiliate with any religious tradition or to identify themselves as part of a Christian denomination. Fully one-in-four adults under age 30 (25%) are [[Nones|unaffiliated]], describing their religion as “[[atheism|atheist]],” “[[agnosticism|agnostic]]” or “nothing in particular.” This compares with less than one-fifth of people in their 30s (19%), 15% of those in their 40s, 14% of those in their 50s and 10% or less among those 60 and older. About two-thirds of young people (68%) say they are members of a Christian denomination and 43% describe themselves as Protestants, compared with 81% of adults ages 30 and older who associate with Christian faiths and 53% who are Protestants.<ref>[http://www.pewforum.org/2010/02/17/religion-among-the-millennials/ Religion among the millenials], Pew Research Center</ref>}}
“Most of the people I know are in therapy,” she states.
The idea of psychology used as a substitute for religion is nothing new. Already in his groundbreaking 1977 book, Psychology as Religion: The Cult of self-Worship, Dr. [[Paul C. Vitz]] offered a stinging critique of the selfism that is central to the most popular psychological schools. The narcissism described by Vitz has reached its apex in the millennial generation, and thoughtful observers will find it unsurprising that many millennials would find psychological therapy to be a natural surrogate for religious faith.<ref>[httphttps://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/10/01/report-atheist-millennials-trade-faith-therapy/ ''Report: Atheist Millennials Trade Faith for Therapy''] by Thomas D. Willliams PH.D. ''Breitbart News'', 1 Oct 2016</ref>}}
== Psychology and pseudoscience ==
In 2011, the ''[[New York Times]]'' reported:
{{cquote|Also common is a self-serving statistical sloppiness. In an analysis published this year, Dr. Wicherts and Marjan Bakker, also at the University of Amsterdam, searched a random sample of 281 psychology papers for statistical errors. They found that about half of the papers in high-end journals contained some statistical error.<ref name="nytimes">[httphttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/health/research/noted-dutch-psychologist-stapel-accused-of-research-fraud.html?_r=1 Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research]</ref>}}
=== Significant percentage of psychologists having depression and/or suicide ideation ===
[[File:Vox Day.jpg|thumbnail|left|150px|Ex-atheist [[Vox Day|Theodore Beale]] ]]
[[Vox Day|Theodore beale]] reported:
{{cquote|This is why therapy [httphttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/i-was-an-nhs-psychologist---but-i-suffered-from-depression/ is reliably doomed to failure]:..
In addition to the 46 percent of psychologists who the [[National Health Service|NHS]] reports as being depressed, "out of 800 psychologists sampled, 29 per cent reported suicidal ideation and 4 per cent reported attempting suicide."...
Again, the bottom line is that Christians are not to turn to psychologist for guidance. Primarily because the Word of God instructs us not to and God has given us the ability to counsel one another through His Word.<ref>http://littorch.com/articles/to-whom-shall-we-go/</ref>}}
See also: [http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=1979-31736-001 Abstract - Comparative effectiveness of paraprofessional and professional helpers] and [httphttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6399757 PubMed citation - Comparative effectiveness of paraprofessional and professional helpers]
A 1985 paper entitled ''Does professional training make a therapist more effective?'' which was published by the University of Texas reported there was no substantial difference in between the results that laymen and trained psychologists are able to achieve.<ref>http://www.psych.umn.edu/courses/fall07/brunnquelld/psy8542/Session%2007/Berman%20session%207_1986-02211-001.pdf</ref><ref>httphttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3901068</ref>
=== The atheist psychologist Sigmund Freud promoted pseudoscience ===
''See also:'' [[Secular leftists and psychogenic illness]]
[[File:Donald Trump official photo.jpg|thumbnail|200px|The website Marketwatch reported concerning the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race: ''[[Donald Trump|Trump]]’s win is causing a surge in demand for mental health services''<ref>[httphttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-win-is-causing-a-surge-in-demand-for-mental-health-services-2016-11-10 Trump’s win is causing a surge in demand for mental health services], Marketwatch 2016</ref>]]
Peter Burfeind's article ''Millennials Are In Election Hell Because Politics Has Become Their God'' published in ''The Federalist'' indicates:
{{Cquote|According to [[Progressivism|progressive]] faith, the “arc of history” always bends Left. Well, history just spawned [[Donald Trump]], and if European political trends are indicative, this is not an isolated incident. For leftists, this is akin to if Christians woke up to find Jesus’ bones had been discovered. It shattered their faith.
The freak-out is especially acute among millennials. These are the “[[nones]]” and the “spiritual but not religious” bunch we’ve heard about the past decade. Millennials, we were told, didn’t abandon faith per se—can the human spirit truly live without faith?—they simply redirected it away from “organized religion” toward other things, chief among which was politics. I wonder how that’s working out for them.
As ridiculous and ubiquitous as the pathetically referenced “stages of grief” has become to explain how they feel about losing an election (!), the depth of leftist grief does magnify the essential religiosity they place on politics. Some reflection is in order.<ref>[httphttps://thefederalist.com/2016/11/17/millennials-election-hell-politics-become-god/ Millennials Are In Election Hell Because Politics Has Become Their God] by Peter Burfeind, The Federalist</ref>}}
The website Marketwatch reported concerning the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race: ''[[Donald Trump|Trump]]’s win is causing a surge in demand for mental health services''<ref>[httphttps://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-win-is-causing-a-surge-in-demand-for-mental-health-services-2016-11-10 Trump’s win is causing a surge in demand for mental health services], Marketwatch 2016</ref>
For additional information, please see: [[Secular leftists and psychogenic illness#Trump's presidential victory, upset secular leftists/liberals and mental illness|Trump's presidential victory, upset secular leftists/liberals and mental illness]]
*[[Atheism and social/interpersonal intelligence|Atheism and social skills]]
*[[Atheist pessimism about Decline of the atheist movement]]
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