Here is the best article ever, at least the first four paragraphs:
We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West.
Within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants. (Between 25 and 35 percent of Americans today are Evangelicals.) In the “Protestant” 20th century, Evangelicals flourished. But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century.
This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good.
Millions of Evangelicals will quit. Thousands of ministries will end. Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Many Christian schools will go into rapid decline. I’m convinced the grace and mission of God will reach to the ends of the earth. But the end of evangelicalism as we know it is close.
But then the author, who is apparently an Evangelical, gets completely derailed. Reasons for the collapse stated in the article:
1) Bad politics
2) Bad education of youth
4) Education again
5) Social backlash
6) Inability to “pass on to our children a vital evangelical confidence in the Bible”.
7) Lack of money due to declining enrollment
These are not the reasons why we will soon see a evangelical collapse. There are only two reasons for the collapse, and they are soooo simple:
More and more people are realizing this. The scales are falling from their eyes as we speak. And Christianity is dying. All religion will die. It is all nonsense, and any intelligent, thoughtful person sees that.
There will come a tipping point where Christianity is seen as insanity, as it should be. Once we reach that tipping point, all sane people will abandon it in droves. All that will be left are the insane, and they will hopefully receive treatment for their condition.