Colonized and Displaced - The State of American Evangelicalism

"We have come with some confidence to believe that a significant part of Christianity in the United States is actually only tenuously Christian in any sense that it is seriously connected to the actual historical Christian tradition...It is not so much that U.S. Christianity is being secularlized. Rather, more subtly, Christianity is either degenerating into a pathetic version of itself or, more significantly, Christianity is actively being colonized and displaced by quite a different religious faith."
- Christian Smith & Melinda Denton
Quoted in Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy Dean