Defend & Devour

One of the skunks I mentioned in my last post is gone. I saw it the other day when I was out for a walk. At the end of my street, as you turn the corner, someone had apparently hit it with their car. And -- skunks being skunks -- I smelled it before I…

Is Faith on the Decline in the U.S.? Yes … and no

Courtesty of Ross Douthat's column (well worth a read, by the way), I came across this fascinating study. It contends that religious faith is not diminishing in the U.S. -- rather, it's┬ánominal faith that is on the decline. The authors contend that it is those who loosely hold to their beliefs that are increasingly letting…