Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.
I suppose researchers will come up with explanations as to why. One thing I have noticed, in the workplace at least, is that people who don’t believe and who actively and consciously reject Christian morality have become more outspoken in recent years. They are “coming out of the closet” as it were, and I wonder how long it will be until public school curricula are designed to actively promote it.
In any case, Hollywould seems to have been out front on this one again, not reflecting the culture but helping to mold it. Which reminds me… there’s a movie prequel to the DaVinci Code coming out.
I recall a few years back the maker of an anti-Christian movie (I can’t remember the name of either) was described by the Hollywood crowd as “brave” for doing so. Malarkey! Make a movie critical of homosexuals and you will experience violent demonstrations and demonization in the press. Make a movie critical of Islam and you literally risk your life. Make a movie critical of Christianity -or, more crudely, designed for the explicit purpose of offending Christians– and you will get some polite objections along with a lot of kudos from your fellow travellers. No bravery –or truthfulness– required.