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It’s almost a bromide that “America is a religious country.” Anyone who doubts that has never celebrated Thanksgiving!
While it is true that Americans seem to be drifting away from organized religion, faith still remains strong and nearly universal. The thermometer approaches 98.6 when it comes to the percentage of folks who believe in God, in His providence, and in eternal life with Him.
Exhibit A is Thanksgiving. Even the crustiest “secularist,” who may never have been inside a church, bows his head, closes her eyes and whispers a word of gratitude to the Lord on this holiday. No other country on the planet has such a traditional, hallowed, treasured ritual of praise as we do on Thanksgiving. Poll after poll shows it to be our most popular holiday. (That word itself comes from “holy day.”)
Now, I bring this up because scorn of religion is on the rise at the so-called high levels of culture – media, academia, government and entertainment. For them, religion is at best a superstition relied upon by weak, unenlightened people, at worst a toxic, corrupt, divisive force in a