From a CNN article this morning:
‘Seventy-five percent of Americans call themselves Christian, according to the American Religious Identification Survey from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1990, the figure was 86 percent.
William Donohue, president of the Catholic League said he thinks a radical shift towards individualism over the last quarter-century has a lot to do it.
“The three most dreaded words are thou shalt not,” he told Lou Dobbs. “Notice they are not atheists — they are saying I don’t want to be told what to do with my life.”‘
Perhaps if American Christianity was more about Grace for sinners and less about telling people what to do, more about God’s “yes” in Jesus (2Co 1.19) and less “thou shalt not”, people would be more interested in going to church…