However, national trends show that regular worship attendance is going down in America, especially among young adults. The rise of the "Nones" -- those who do not attend and have left organized religion -- is well documented, even in the Bible Belt South.
On Sunday, the New York Times published a collection of thoughts on this topic from religious leaders of different faiths. It was a fascinating look at what Protestants, Catholics and Jews, for instance, think about the current state of religion in the United States. As one panelist wrote in The Times, "Recent data concerning religious identity and engagement may merely quantify what has been the case for many years. Still, with apologies to Bob Dylan, it’s clear: the times, they are a-changin’."
-- Phillip Tutor