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  1. #1 Tim Keller: 'Mushy Middle' in Religion Is Disappearing 
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    Tim Keller points out what has been obvious for a long time.

    Americans are becoming both more secular and more religious at the same time because the “mushy middle” is disappearing and the country is becoming more polarized, said Pastor Tim Keller on Sunday


    Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, N.Y., agreed with ABC News journalist Christiane Amanpour’s observation that secularism and religiosity are somehow both growing in the United States during his interview on ABC’s “This Week.”


    “What’s happening is secularism and devout religion is growing together. And what’s going away is the kind of mushy middle, where people are just part of the synagogue, the mosque or the church because it’s expected,” said Keller. “So what’s actually happening is polarization.”


    But not only is America becoming more polarized religiously, it is also seeing extreme division in politics.


    Keller recalled his mother saying that up until 15 years ago Americans could vote for a candidate to be president but still support the opposing candidate if he was elected. But now, if the person you did not vote for becomes president “you actually act as if he’s illegitimate.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlaGator View Post
    Tim Keller points out what has been obvious for a long time.
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    Makes sense. We're seeing that with politics as well. People used to be Democrats or Republicans because their parents were, or because the community was, but the internet had put far more informaiton into the hands of individuals, and people are no longer as dependent on local opinion for their views.
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    Episcopalians grow old and the "Bible" churches upgrade the sound system and brag about the coffee bar.
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    Laodicea anyone?
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