Original post at http://tbolto.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/837/
Moralistic Therapeutic Deism may very well be the default religion of most mainline Protestants.
I first encountered the term reading Kenda Creasy Dean‘s book Almost Christian. Dean borrowed the term from the work other others, but MTD forms the heart of her analysis about youth in the church. One of her core points is that youth today practice MTD because they learned it from their parents.