Marybeth Hicks

I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars?

Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor?

Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce?

But in the Old Testament, God actually calls religious people whores. …

See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core.

It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores.

Like let’s dress up the outside, make look nice and neat,

But it’s funny that’s what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath.

Mr. Bethke’s simplistic theology resonates with America’s young people, themselves largely uneducated in biblical scholarship or history, so that the links provided on the artist’s website to so-called supporting evidence for his claims probably strike them as credible.

They’re not.

It should concern all Americans - faithful or not - that our nation’s young people are growing dismissive of religion as a framework for both morality and faithful expression.

Like Amy, I shudder to think what comes next.

Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011).