posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 11:28 AM
Yes, Christianity is dying. What's the cause of it's slow decay?
Christians, mostly. Corruption and perversion and selfishness and intellectual dishonesty are rife through all branches of Christendom. The majority
of Christians take it for granted that they will be going to heaven - and conversely, everyone they disagree with will be going to hell. Their leaders
are either wealthy pedophiles... or wealthy pedophiles who don't believe in communion. Some attempt to escape this by further dividing, forming small
church cores or independent worship groups, which rapidly become personality cults. The most prominent displays of Christian belief in the western
world is a bunch of chowderheads clamoring for gays, women, and atheists to be hounded and oppressed, and for nuclear weapons to be used to cleanse
the world of Islam.
"But I'm not like that!" cries one of our forum Christians. Is he doing anything to fix these problems? No. Rather, he does some religious slight
of hand bullcrap, "MY Christianity is better than THEIR Christianity, they're not real Christians, I don't have a religion, I have a lifestyle, you
can't pin any church on me because I don't have a church!" Intellectual cowardice. They want all the benefits of calling themselves Christian, but
none of the responsibilities - no different than those pedophile priests, or the prosperity doctrine pastors.
All this has the net result of a religion shambling along in its last days. Christianity has a lot of potential - but its followers would have to
actually be Christians, as in, following what Jesus teaches, rather than the salad bar approach to the book they all currently take, rather than the
aggressive "with us or against us!" mentality that so many have.