A Harris Poll of 2,010 U.S. adults in October 2006 found that 42 percent said they are not "absolutely certain" that God exists. Three years ago it was 34 percent (www.breitbart.com, Oct. 31, 2006). In three more years will it be 50 percent?
Among religious groups who are "absolutely certain" that God exists: 76 percent of all Protestants, 93 percent of "born again" evangelicals, and only 64 percent of Catholics.
Absolute belief in God has a lot to do with the culture wars. In Time magazine (Aug. 28, 2006), 10 questions were asked of Pat Buchanan. One question was: "Do you think legal gay marriage is inevitable?" Buchanan answered: "Traditionalists still have the upper hand, but there's no doubt which way the trend is going. And it is not going the conservative way." Another question was: "Can conservatives win the culture wars?" Buchanan answered: "Those of us on the right have been losing ground since the 1970s and '80s. Can we ultimately win? I think you would need a reconversion of the country to a traditionalist, Christian point of view -- and I don't see that coming."
We hear over and over about religious revivals, but it's just wishful thinking or even monkeyshine. We hate to bear bad news, but America is going downhill.