There was a poll administered not too long ago and the result was astounding. Americans have become increasingly non-religious. Until recently, religion was a major line of demarcation for many Americans. Religion influenced one’s culture, social group, and even their politics. In a recent report by The Atlantic‘s Derek Thompson on the matter, he lays out several of the catalysts responsible for the shift away from religion in America. Ironically, he cites politics, an evolving culture, and a sequence of current events as culprits. But in it, he seems to have omitted a factor.