When the bow breaks, will the flock run back to the Church?

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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 07:17 AM
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I had a disturbing thought yesterday in regards to what people are going to do when the "Manure hits the fan."

Will the masses rip themselves away from the Television and the PC and storm the Churches for the solace of God or will they continue the current Atheistic trend?

My personal belief is that people will 'At First' scurry of to the Church of their respective childhood looking for answers. It may take a little while before they come to their senses, but they eventually will and realize that they have to put faith in themselves if they have any real chance for survival.

What's your opinion?



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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 07:57 AM
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what looming disaster are you referring to? Where people go depends on what it is they're running from



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 08:11 AM
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You're joking right? Just read one article on what is expected for our economy.


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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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If you look at the world where the excrement is perpetually hitting the fan there are a lot more religious people around, the same goes for countries where anxiety rules in one way or another. The more laidback a country is the less religious it becomes because people find the peace where it should be, in themselves.

This is all a big imo but yeah, religions do good business in bad times.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 08:51 AM
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Excuse me but, ...what does "going to church" have to do with the failing economy ?

How does "having faith in god" change anything to Econimic processes ?

Sorry for the one liner, but the OP really confuses me.

And just so you know, Athiesm is not a "trend"...


From my view, christian FUNDAMENTALISM is the hype these days, especially in America.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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Bad times in GENERAL tend to get people into church, be it personal or general. Finding SOMETHING to believe in when the world you once knew is crumbling down into itself is comforting. comfort is good to retain your sanity. Economical problems in itself don't have to be a problem, losing your job, house and dignity are a shock to your psyche.

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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:13 AM
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IMO the church uses fear to keep the pews full and the offering plates brimming with cash. After 9/11 the church population rose as the fear of what was to come ran wild fueled by our fearless leaders {government}

In times of great fear people do flock to church, and often times they leave there logic and common since at the door.

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posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by XyZeR
Excuse me but, ...what does "going to church" have to do with the failing economy ?

How does "having faith in god" change anything to Econimic processes ?

Sorry for the one liner, but the OP really confuses me.

And just so you know, Athiesm is not a "trend"...


From my view, christian FUNDAMENTALISM is the hype these days, especially in America.



I believe HARMON's words were well put in regards to your first question about the failing economy.

Atheism - OK, let me rephrase... A growing trend for Atheists to state their beliefs with pride. Many have been and many still are in the closet about their beliefs.

I have nothing against any one persons comfort system.

Pick your God... Any God... Doesn't matter to me...

I believe in the SELF.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:31 AM
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Exactly, but will they learn to have a greater faith in thine self? This is what I believe is required if you are going to survive the coming "Great Regression".




posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:47 AM
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By the way, most non-churchgoing people are no athiests per se but they are agnostic because they don't bother themselves with the whole thing.

And, the next point is not really about the long-time believers, one of the reasons (i think) are that churches get a bigger audience when times are hard is that those persons are going for a 'quick fix' in regard of their uncertainties. It's the trend of the times to always take the easy way (not for everyone) to peace of mind even if it has to be regained externally.

Anxiety in people has to get some way of release and churches are one of those ways.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 09:58 AM
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reply to post by Harman
 


Ill Preparation for unforeseen and foreseen events cause a great amount of stress, which leads to a need for an outside force to guide you through the tough times.

A little prep work, goes a long way.

Do I dare say salvation?



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 10:22 AM
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I think if the truth becomes common knowledge, churches in general will go away. These are tough words for me as I am a solid Christian Mystic in beliefs but not the exact church beliefs.

Watch this whole thing. It will tell you the bottom line. Then think about it. You may worship the creator from where ever you are. Why would you need a church? The answer to the creator is in the star.


www.youtube.com...



When the Polaris is replaced by Arcturus all will be known. Figure this riddle out and you will know in advance. The Creator will return to lift his people up and dry their tears. Many many pieces are true, but the stories are not. They are to teach man as if he was a small child.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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I agree with you. If you are strong spiritually, then you do not need someone else telling you how to do it. It's always there... Within YOU!

I'll watch it now...

Thanks.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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They will run to the church, but probably to lynch the pastors. And I say that as a Christian. The mainstream churches are already undergoing the apostasy that Jesus warned about. Anyone who read the bible with any thought would have to see it, unless they are willfully blind. It seems to be that most people who actually have true faith are abandoning churches in droves. But that is just my opinion, I could be wrong about that.



posted on Jul, 3 2008 @ 12:28 PM
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You know, I just thought of a good way to see what trends are in the making. I am going to church this coming Sunday to observe what is said and what the main consensus among the parishioners is.

In these matters being a highly developed chameleon is VERY useful.

In suggest the same for the strong of heart and stomach...

Tell me what you hear and think afterwards. I believe we will have a good indicator of what is to come.






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