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01-16-2009, 02:24 PM
"....50% of the adults interviewed agreed that Christianity is no longer the faith that Americans automatically accept as their personal faith....."
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01-16-2009, 04:32 PM
Its a shame but it is symptomatic of the fact that Christianity has tainted itself by so much hatred and prejudice that it has displayed over the centuries and that is what people remember, not at all what Christ intended for the church to portray. People don't want to be associated with a church that throws people out based on tiny points of scripture that they make bigger than it really is. It doesn't surprise me at all...
01-16-2009, 05:12 PM
The fact remains that 70% of Americans identify as Christian though. It is still in many ways a default belief system. It is becoming less so, which is good for both the church and society, but it leaves them grasping at straws. How sad it is the the Church desires power rather than purity. With the religious right seeking to create a "Christian nation", they destroy the peace that their Christ offers. Only in a secular society can authentic faith flourish.
01-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Much of what is professed as Christianity is nothing more than churchianity. There is plenty of cultural Christianity in America. My desire is live biblical Christianity. One area I see much error is in the treatment of lgbt people. I remember as a confused young man, one of my many questions I had was the way people treated each other. Now, thirty six years later, those who profess to be Christian treat a group of people like they are lepers.
In future posts I will present some thoughts about this very subject. I have a saying there's nothing with a place or a religion; it's just some of the people within it. It is wrong the way lgbt people are treated and I stand by it.
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