James Randerson asks Is Religion Dying? over at the guardian blogs, considering AC Grayling’s comments on the subject.
It’s fairly clear that church attendance is in freefall – every count shows that less and less people are attending church (and the number of churches being converted into pubs/clubs/flats is another clear indicator).
There is, of course, one exception – Evangelicals. some of those churches are growing in number (although, not anywhere near as fast as the rose tinted specs of my Secret Fundie Informant would suggest).
My own view is that this is like a pot of salty water boiling away – as the heat cranks up, the water reduces, but the concentration of the remainder gets higher.
We can expect the christian churches to become ever more venomous as they struggle for survival.