"According to Mr Daly Smith of Southern Baptist Ministries, people are leaving church/Church
, feeling empty on Sundays. They are not lifted spiritually. Similar reports come from Europe and South America, where Church members are simply dropping out."
Is it 'church' (a building) or 'Church' (Christian religious body)? And is the verb 'to leave' used here to denote the action of going out of a church building on Sundays or to denote the action of ending one's membership in the Southern Baptist Church, the reason for that being this feeling empty on Sundays?
And one more thing.
The same video clip.
"I take what I want to out of the Bible and out of .........."
What is the missing word? Is it actually "word" (of the Bible)?
The capitalization is not so clear cut, and idiosyncratic. In the quote the lower case would be definitely in the first instance, and probably the second (as the Baptists have a very vague notion of Church). In the sentence leaving means going out of the building, but I am sure he is phrasing it to echo what your second meaning is.
Altogether, he is giving the warning that both feel empty, and the implication that the Baptists will soon follow the Europeans in no longer going through the motions of Church.
"I take what I want to out of the Bible and out of I don't know what