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In 2002 sociologist Steve Bruce, in his book God is Dead—Secularization in the West, said of Britain: “In the nineteenth century almost all weddings were religious.” However, by 1971, only 60 percent of English weddings were religious. In 2000 it was only 31 percent.
Commenting on this trend, the religion correspondent for London’s Daily Telegraph wrote: “All the main denominations, from the Church of England and the Roman Catholics to the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, are suffering from long-term decline.” He said concerning one report: “Britain’s Churches will be well on the way to extinction by 2040 with just two per cent of the population attending Sunday services.”
Originally posted by MatrixProphet
Think on this all of you who are devout: supposing you are wrong. Suppose everything that is being revealed is from God? Suppose he has allowed religion to run matters for millenniums and is now taking back the reigns?
Originally posted by LoneGunMan
Originally posted by Deaf Alien
reply to post by MatrixProphet
No, Christianity is not imploding, although I wish it would. It has stood strong for 2,000 years through various persecutions, scandals, even debunkings. So do not expect it to implode.
I must beg to differ. I used to be a church consultant and have been to well over a thousand churches of all denominations and interviewed over a thousand pastors and Priests. In total candor and have received information most will never be privy to. I am a Reverend and they all BS with me because I am "one of the boys".
It is not only imploding but it is dieing faster than its growth. The Mega-church craze will finally transform it completely into something strange you will not recognize.
The truth hurts but you cannot wish it away.
Edit to add: The person that posted above me reminded me because of a post he made on another thread and I wanted him to understand something.
Walking the walk and thinking the thoughts of Jesus is the way..not making him a false God.
God is God...Jesus was a great teacher.
[edit on 25-8-2008 by LoneGunMan]
Originally posted by moocowman
Think on this all of you who are devout: supposing you are wrong. reply to post by MatrixProphet
This issue over satan in control is absloute mindless stupidity, if a god created everything according to a plan it created. Obviously a satan which is part of that plan is a creation of this god, so obviously this god is in control of everything, lay back and enjoy the ride there goes free will.
Originally posted by moocowman
Point taken nice post, I gave you a star
Turn the other cheek, smile and respect them for their beliefs. Just simply say, No thank you. reply to post by Amaterasu
I can respect someones beliefs all well and good, but only to the point where that belief system poses a threat to my way of life or that of my children.
An example- I do my very best to keep my children far awy from religions for obvious intelligent reasons.
However if christians had their way (which their trying very hard to do) my children would go to school and be taught how the world was created in 6 days and other such rubbish., this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Originally posted by NOTurTypical
Jesus Christ - "I and the father are one"
This is an example of one reason why Christendom is imploding. False doctines like the trinity have been accepted by mainstream Christians.