On the prayer thread there is prayer for a school who was sued by a 16 year old girl to have a prayer removed from the wall of the school. In the linked article we learn that the girl was baptized and raised Roman Catholic. However, when she was 10 her mother fell ill and the child lost her faith in God. I think that this is very sad, much worse than the prayer being removed.
My question, then, is what does it say about what is being taught about God that a 10 year old loses "faith" and becomes an atheist when her mom falls ill?
I think that I agree with Bonhoeffer and Rollins that God has become a deus ex machina within modern Christianity. Which, I further believe, leads to a moralistic therapeutic deism.