I actually don't really find it surprising for liberal-mainline Christianity to be unsuccessful among the liberal non-religious.When it comes to religious liberalism, the younger generation has figured out that if you're going to compromise on things like the diety of Christ, there's not really a lot of point to getting involved with the religion in the first place.
very true. that's the story behind many of my friends who are self professed athiest and agnostics.
"At the Last Judgment I will not be asked whether I satisfactorily practiced asceticism, nor how many bows I have made before the divine altar. I will be asked whether I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and the prisoner in his jail. That is all I will be asked." - Sv. Maria Skobotsova