On Secularism and American Demographics

I’m going to come back to this — Andrew Sullivan on “The Coming Age of the Nones.”

Sullivan writes about an article in US News about the growing percentage of secularist Americans, and how the non-religious may number a full quarter of American’s population two decades out.

There’s a part of me that welcomes more non-religious into the fold. There’s also a part of me that’s bloody damned frightened of the possibility. I worry about the reaction of the Religious Right to a swelling population of atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and deists.

As much as I see the truth in John Lennon’s “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink,” I also know that a wounded animal is a dangerous and deadly animal.

I have to ponder this.

More thoughts anon.

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