I’ve said here for years the only part of Christianity that will survive over time is the religious left. That is the branch that take little to none of the Bible literally but believes there are general tenets in the faith that are helpful to some people. It is just a little short of agnosticism. Today’s link explains why this is now actually evident.
The religious left is now getting more media coverage as it speaks out for more universal health care, religious rights for Muslims and separation of church and state. It was active in the recent election of Doug Jones in Alabama. Certainly, the election of an avowed abortion rights candidate in the Bible belt is among the most amazing advancement of religious left ideals in decades.
President Trump’s favorite branch of the faith probably has helped the left as well. His favorite preachers are those of his father as well. These are from the prosperity gospel branch. The President has testified his faith is important to him. This faith teaches that Jesus wants you, personally, to be rich. He is pleased when you become rich.
The Pope’s branch of Catholicism is that of the social gospel, helping the poor. This is different from recent Popes. The Protestant liberal wing shares ownership of this thinking with the Pope’s Catholic branch.
As the largest Protestant denomination, the mostly white Southern Baptist Convention, and the white Catholic population continue to fall I think the surviving branch with be a liberal one.