By sifilings May 15 2013 Books & PublishingInterview: Author Mary Eberstadt on How the West Really Lost God 540 reads There is 1 Comment Good Interview Ed Vasicek - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:22pm Worth the time to listen to this interview. Her premise is that western religion is declining because of the define of the family and family values (morals). Western religion is not declining primarily for intellectual or philosophical reasons. The family is not falling apart because religion is falling apart, but religion is falling apart because families are. I have seen this a lot in ministry and have reached a similar conclusion. Good stuff. "The Midrash Detective"