In my local newspaper the following article appeared documenting the rising number of unreligious people in the country and the growing defection from the ranks of the Christian denominations.
Here is a lengthy quote:
The percentage of people who do not claim a religious identity has nearly doubled since 1990, growing to 15% of Americans last year, researchers with the American Religious Identification Survey found.
Mainline Christian denominations, once bulwarks of the religious landscape, have suffered most from the drift.
Methodists, Lutherans and Episcopalians are among the denominations that have seen their ranks decline.
Although 86% of Americans identified as … continue reading...