It seems that Americans trust atheists less than any other segment of the population; lower even than Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians. Thankfully, atheists are not compelled to wear the scarlet letter “A” on their breasts. A study scheduled for publication in the April issue of The American Sociological Review will portray this completely depressing picture. According to UMNnews, Atheists, 3% of the population, are shunned because of the majority’s "fear of moral decline". The last time I checked, America’s prison population was replete with internees calling themselves Christians. Moral turpitude is acceptable as long as one has religion.
I prefer to fault Christians for American’s moral decline, and so do other Christians. Karen Horst Cobb authored America's Moral Decline and the Rise of False Christianity for the Common Dreams News Center. Her insightful essay captures the essence of the challenge facing American religion today. Modern mega churches are transforming American Christianity into something immoral. Cobb's supposition demonstrates authentic insight into the morality issue. I recommend reading it.
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