"People are no less spiritual today than they were in the past, but they are a lot less religious. |
A disconnect has occurred between religion and spirituality: people no longer see religionor church as the natural setting in which to explore or express their spiritual aspirations.
So they are drifting away from churches in droves.
However they are not doing so because they no longer believe in God, or because they have no spiritual hunger, but because in their experience church is neither offering a faith they can believe in, nor an existential spirituality that can excite or satisfy the deeper yearnings of the soul.