posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by Nerevar
I've read this article a few dozen times and I BELIEVE what it means is that the religion over there is CHRISTIAN but... legalistic in a way. I know
from my own experience that MY church that I grew up in was VERY legalistic to the point where you couldn't get up to go to the bathroom without
getting into trouble. It was ridiculous but then I changed churches to a way more loving active church. The point I'm trying to make is that the
British are hungering for more.
The Christianity is becoming "unattractive" mostly because they go to church services because they feel they HAVE to and when they go they do all
the required things but not in a sense of worship and praise to God. Sometimes the Christian "religion" should be more about doing it because you
want to not beacuse you have to. I think they were meaning that since it IS becoming unattractive that definately is an indication that it is dying
out. Their still may be christians THERE but they will probably get few and far between because so many people base their Christianity on the good
they do, doing what they're supposed to, and trying to be perfect that they teach this person, and that person teaches that person, and etc. I think
it's become SUCH an unwanted epidemic.
WE should still try our hardest to be better for Christ and to love others and follow his law and sin less and less. We should even strive for
perfection BUT never we'll never reach it. And that's a good thing because who wants to struggle to be perfect and "good" anyway? And I think
that to be honest if someone doesn't step in and kindle a revival for REAL Christianity the British people as a whole will never know the reward of a
relationship with Jesus that is about love and (sometimes discipline) not one where he's distant and you have to self loathe to feel forgiven because
you didn't do 1, 2, and 3 right on you list of rules.
Trust me I've been there and will never go back. I hope I didn't offend or bore you but I just feel like the intent of the article was based on
findings and was only pointing out that it COULD die out. And like I said if someone doesn't step in Christianty there probably will die out.
That's all I have to say. I know I talk too much but, hey, I'm a bit of a dork. lol.