Newsweek has a pretty good article on religion in America, and how more Americans see themselves as non-religious. This paragraph from the story has a good little sum up:
"There it was, an old term with new urgency: post-Christian. This is not to say that the Christian God is dead, but that he is less of a force in American politics and culture than at any other time in recent memory. To the surprise of liberals who fear the advent of an evangelical theocracy and to the dismay of religious conservatives who long to see their faith more fully expressed in public life, Christians are now making up a declining percentage of the American population."
Good thing? Bad thing? Indifferent? I can see why religious folk would be worried and make the super anti-religious such as Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins slobber at the thought of getting more converts to their cause.
But don't fear yet. Christianity isn't going anywhere fast. It's proved it has the staying power and likely is just going through a slump.
I think arguing that religious belief in America will one day disappear is short-sighted. We're on the downturn of a wave right now that no doubt will swing up with some world crisis that's in its infancy now, just waiting to burst onto the world stage in a few decades.
Needless to say, I'd hold on to those Rosary beads or a bit longer.