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.