I found it an interesting and clearly-written depiction of a niggling sense I have had lately ... suddenly religion and the authority it once wielded is being relegated to the status of cap pistols and dolls ... very important in their childhood time, but now somehow drifted-away. And I have a sense that it is not the righteous atheist egg-throwing or even the pedophile priests or other negative p.r. that made it happen ... it just drifted and shifted like some dulcet sunset.
It feels like acne ... something to find compelling in its moment and yet eventually outgrown.
On the one hand I am pleased. On the other, given the culture I grew up in, I am flabbergasted.
Religion loses its helium.