Wow, some awesome conversation here.
I think it is a credit to the forum that we can conduct ourselves in an orderly manner. The short answer to the original question is Yes. Our country is changing, and in a short enough time period, will cease to exist as we know it. What will it become? It will become, I believe, part of the New World Order. Remember Bush senior speaking on this very topic? The world is headed for a world governance and a one world religion. (All my opinion, and research of course)
As far as the God question? I follow Jesus. It really doesn't matter much to me that government doesn't. Would our country be better off if we carried over Godly principles to our lives, schools and work places? I think the answer is a resounding yes. Maybe the bigger question is what do we replace it with? You are kidding yourselves if you think there isn't a vast population of Americans that aren't already replacing Godly principles with government principles. You see this is the whole point. Government is filling the void, or vacuum if you will, of Godly principles. Not only is this happening in America but it is happening all over the world.
This is a huge subject matter so it is hard to hit on everything without filling pages (or bits of data) of opinion. When it is all said and done it would seem that we as Americans (50% of us) are up against the battle of a lifetime. We need to also remember that the other half think we are headed on the correct course. Interesting isn't it? Isn't this really the issue? 50% of the country voted for more.
I would like to say one more thing. As a Christian, I can honestly say that I understand the frustration of the masses with religion. The church, or what has been represented as the church, has been an enigma throughout the centuries. Maybe more people would be apt to follow Jesus if the church actually followed him. It is a personal decision not a corporate one. Anyway, thanks guys for all the great comments and thank you Terry for some good guidance in the discussion. This a great Republic, I hope we can preserve it.