As an erstwhile American historian, I can assure you that this is not factually correct.
Originally Posted by Ender
While you could possibly argue that there has been a recent increase in frustration and intolerance for religion, the period from 2000 to now is the most god-evoking time in modern American history.
Periods in the 1920's-40's and the 1960's are two examples of times that were definitively more god-less than now.
Generally speaking, not much has changed from a religious perspective. There has been little gain/loss between the religionist and secular camps in the past 120 years. The only thing that has changed is the vitriol between the two camps, which makes the divide more stark.
What you're observing is cognitive dissonance. Just as we say "this is the most polarized political moment" (not close to true), we have a habit of conflating today when yesterday was more of the same.
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