The undeath of God?
In a bit of public projection, a "lapsed atheist" is writing a book on how atheism is on the decline.
...he finds faith in the deity alive and vigorous. Why did the apostles of atheism fail so spectacularly? [...] Politically discredited and imaginatively exhausted, atheism has been forced into an astonishing retreat before advancing Pentecostal preachers and Christian fabulists.
If this is true—and I do not have the ability to gauge enough of humanity to know for sure—then it would seem to me to be easily explained: Those who control the medium control the message.