This data just dropped, and it’s shocking:


The past few years have been tough for those who identify with major religious groups.  A plurality of Americans now identifies as having “no religion.” This decline has continued since the 1990s, as the new generation seems to be speeding up the process.  

It doesn’t take a star researcher to figure out why. 

“Love they neighbor” became hating gays and immigrants, while embracing guns, bigotry, and war.

“Blessed be the poor” was replaced with condemnation of low-income people: 


“Feed the hungry, heal the sick?”  Gone. Out. 

And even though every book in the New Testament illustrates Christ railing against greed, the rightwing leaders concocted a bizarre, new theology that preaches the opposite: that Christians in poverty suffer because of lack of faith.