If you (are forced against your will to) visit the Creation Museum, you will come across this sign:
There’s a joke in there somewhere about how 1 in 3 is not actually 30% and how they should really say “Almost 1 in 3…” or “Approximately 1 in 3…”
Anyway, museum founder Ken Ham commissioned a study (so take it as seriously as you do Ken Ham) which explains why all these people leave the church.
If you accept his findings — and again, you probably shouldn’t — it looks like Sunday Schools are doing something right:
Among the survey findings, regular participants in Sunday School are more likely to:
- Leave the church
- Believe that the Bible is less true
- Defend the legality of abortion and same-sex marriage
- Defend premarital sex
I fully agree. I went to Sunday school when I was younger and lost my faith pretty early on (plus, they didn’t let me choose Chewbacca as my confirmation name).
There’s gotta be more to this than just Sunday School, though, right? I can’t imagine many Sunday Schools teach kids to question/doubt what they learn in church. If anything, plenty of Sunday School teachers simply follow the curriculum set by the churches and help indoctrinate the kids with Bible myths even further.