89 Percent of British Young Adults Say Life Has No Meaning, Poll Finds

This is what happens when a society turns its back on Elohim and the Bible. This shouldn’t be hard to figure out. — Natan

From the Christian Post at https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/89-percent-of-british-young-adults-say-life-has-no-meaning-poll-finds.html

Michael Foust | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor | Wednesday, August 14, 2019

89 Percent of British Young Adults Say Life Has No Meaning, Poll Finds


A new United Kingdom survey showing an overwhelming majority of 16-29-year-olds believe life has no purpose or meaning can be directly attributed to the decline of Christianity in the country, says the founder of Answers In Genesis.

The poll of 1,500 British people by Yakult UK showed 89 percent of those ages 16-29 say life lacks purpose or meaning, compared to 55 percent of those over 60 who answered that way. The Sun newspaper was the first media outlet to report the survey.

Answers In Genesis founder and CEO Ken Ham blamed a lack of faith among young people for the tragic data. A separate 2018 poll showed only 2 percent of those ages 18-24 are affiliated with the Church of England.

“When we understand and embrace God’s Word, we will know the difference between the truth and the lies, and we won’t be deceived,” Ham wrote in an online analysis.

“Where do meaning and purpose come from?” Ham asked, rhetorically. “It comes from our Creator! It comes from having a proper perspective on the history of the universe and humanity — one that starts with God’s Word. We’re not accidents, the result of millions of years of random, chance processes.

“We’re fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) in the image of our Creator (Genesis 1:27). He has given us his Word, which clearly tells us our purpose and meaning.”

Among all age groups, 80 percent in Britain said life has no meaning or purpose. The teaching of evolutionary theory as fact, Ham says, also is to blame for the data.

“This belief that life has no meaning or purpose is the outworking of the religion of evolutionary secularism that permeates the education system and the media throughout the UK, and here in the United States,” Ham wrote. “When you adopt the religion of atheism, you have to deal with the consequences — and one consequence is that ultimately there’s absolutely no meaning or purpose to life!”

Humans, Ham said, were created “to bring glory to our Creator and enjoy him forever.”

“That’s ultimate meaning and purpose,” he wrote. 


In the Bible, when Elohim’s people turned away from Elohim, they invariably began to murder their babies. People haven’t changed from then until now in their regard. Here’s another tragic story from the UK—a society that has largely turned its back on Elohim.

From the Christian Post at https://christiannews.net/2019/08/14/nearly-25-percent-of-babies-aborted-in-england-wales-in-2018/

One in four babies aborted in England and Wales

Nearly a quarter of babies are aborted in England and Wales, shocking new statistics reveal.

Excluding stillbirths and miscarriages, 23.8 per cent of pregnancies were cut short by abortions in 2018.

While there were 657,076 live births last year, 205,295 unborn babies were killed – meaning that for every three babies born, there was one abortion.

Huge increase

Despite claims from activists that “criminalising abortion does not stop abortions”, the number has risen dramatically since the 1967 Abortion Act came into force in England and Wales.

In 1969, the first full year for which data was available, 6.4 per cent of pregnancies ended in abortion. This represents a 270 per cent increase over the last 50 years.

In Northern Ireland, the figure is much lower, as one in twenty pregnancies were ended by abortions last year.

Almost all of these abortions took place among those who travelled to England or Wales, as Northern Ireland’s strong pro-life laws only permit abortion in cases where the mother’s life is at risk.

‘National tragedy’

Catherine Robinson, a spokesperson for Right to Life UK, which compiled the figures, said it was a “national tragedy” that so many pregnancies end in abortion.

“Every one of these abortions represents a failure of our society to protect the lives of babies in the womb and a failure to offer full support to women with unplanned pregnancies.

“On the other hand, these figures show the dramatic difference that laws surrounding abortion make.”

‘No legal safeguards’

Robinson said that if Westminster’s new abortion regime for Northern Ireland comes into force in October, there will likely be “a rapid increase” in the number of abortions in the province.

She called the new laws “extreme” as it will introduce abortion on demand.


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