In any event, however one characterizes my posts, Dale contended that I seriously misunderstood his argument. You can read his full-length reply here. I won't reply further except to say that I agree with Dale's observation that "blog posts [are] ... more ad hoc explorations of various ideas and themes in relationship to issues being discussed." Thus, they "do not represent a fully-developed position on this issues."
Well, there is one other point from Dale's reply that I want to highlight; it's his suggestion that my pessimism about the relentless march of secularism appears may not be well-founded. I am neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet so I may be wrong. Here's what Coulter says,
Pryor suggests that secularization will ultimately win, even in the Global South. I am not so sure that this is correct even with respect to North America. It is a prognostication about the future, and there are many proposals going around about how to read the rise of the so-called “nones” data. I will say that I have found it interesting that in his study Congregations in America, Mark Chaves has suggested that the most important way congregations connect to their world is through a congregational culture of worship, religious education, and the arts. ... Chaves is pointing toward a fusion of folk culture and Christianity in and through the impact local congregational culture has on the immediate context. A way to resist secularization?