Michael Gerson in a preview of the forthcoming book "American Grace: How Religion Is Reshaping Our Civic and Political Lives" by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, has this to say:
The politicization of religion by the religious right, argues Putnam, caused many young people in the 1990s to turn against religion itself, adopting the attitude: "If this is religion, I'm not interested."And this is a surprise? Well Jesus would not have been surprised. Evidently among wide swaths of so called Christians Jesus is no longer with us.