“Bare Ruined Choirs”

Reihan Salam takes a look at an interesting issue:

“Getting Irreligion: How Should Conservatives Respond to Declining Church Attendance?”

(He himself is a non-observant Muslim.)

It may come as a surprise to some that religiosity seems to be on the gradual decline in the United States, overall.  But that seems to be so. 

Whether it’s a cyclical matter, or a long-term thing, who knows? 

I suspect, though, that the same dynamics that are causing it have also influenced a significant proportion of the still rather small but vocal group who loudly trumpet and celebrate their apostasy from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the internet. 

Something to think about, anyway.

A bit of scientific background for understanding the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore
Joseph Smith, trying to teach
The Joseph Smith Sr. family in Palmyra
An important voice, even where I quibble or outright disagree