Ya this saddens me. The Simpsons used to promote Christianity. I remember Marge quoting the Bible and I remember the show having an episode where the "moral" was for Homer to go to church and respect religion.
I quit watching the Simpsons a long time ago but back in the 90's they were Christian. The show was leftist and not really pious but there was defense of Christianity.
Don't attack me with "so what? why should we care?". If the Simpsons were leaving Christianity for Islam, this would be great.
But there is a hierarchy when it comes to other religions. Christianity is better than atheism or paganism.
The Simpsons aren't leaving Christianity for Islam. They're leaving Christianity for simply rejecting religion entirely. This a reflection of a mainstreamization of the US completely abandoning religion. This new direction of overt rejection of religion is dangerous.
It also reflects how the US has gotten worse since the 90's. The 90's were degenerate by the previous standards but the 90's was wholesome compared to today. I am glad I am a millennial rather than being super young and being formed in the current environment. I have my values and I intend to preserve them. The values of today aren't worth adopting.