Interesting if a tad depressing to read that America in 2013 has lots of Atheists, more Muslims, fewer Christians and Jews than in its history. If the demographic is the future, then what is the future of the USA?
“President Eisenhower once said that American government made no sense without religious faith “and I don’t care what it is”. (Understandable, perhaps, given that he was born a Mennonite, his mother was a Jehovah’s Witnesses, and he was eventually baptised as a Presbyterian – but not until 1953.) His vagueness about religious affiliation was in the spirit of the Founding Fathers, you could argue – but not even the Deist Jefferson would have been pleased to know that, in 2013, America’s fastest-growing religious is “None” – that is, agnosticism shading into atheism.