Saturday, March 14, 2009

Losing Our Religion

What is the cumulative effect upon outside observers of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker living like lords on the largesse of the poor, multiplied by Jimmy Swaggart's pornography addiction, plus Eric Rudolph bombing Olympians and gays in the name of God, plus Muslims hijacking airplanes in the name of God, multiplied by the church that kicked out some members because they voted Democrat, divided by people caterwauling on courthouse steps as a rock bearing the Ten Commandments was removed, multiplied by the square root of Catholic priests preying on little boys while the church looked on and did nothing, multiplied by Muslims rioting over cartoons, plus the ongoing demonization of gay men and lesbians, divided by all those "traditional values" coalitions and "family values" councils that try to bully public schools into becoming worship houses, with morning prayers and science lessons from the book of Genesis? Then subtract selflessness, service, sacrifice, holiness and hope.
The Trend Is Clear

Among industrialized nations the trend is clear. Atheism (or simple lack of explicit religious commitment) grows, while organized religion and belief in God declines. In the long run, the prospects for Christianity don't look good.

The Coming Collapse of Evangelical Christianity(h/t to Debunking Christianity )

1 comment:

  1. I can only hope that this trend will continue, and keep on working to make sure that it does! :)


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