posted on Dec, 28 2009 @ 12:30 AM
Interesting post, though there are a few things that are not considred that has mentioned:
1) If you go back to the baby boomers and their parents, religion was very important in their lives. It was not something to hide from or even look
in disgust. Society on a whole, the nature of the individual was much better, children were not killing each other. Children and people, in general
were minding their manners. Families stayed together, and extended families were closer. People in authorities, on the whole did not cheat to each
other in business. It was the nature of religion to teach morals and ethics, when your neighbor was down, the community would come together to help
the family that was down. In my life time I have seen where communities changed, from trusting each other to distrust and fear. Gone are the days of
where a person did not fear leaving their doors and windows unlocked, you knew all of your neighbors and the community did everything together. There
was no question during the holiday season as to the merriment and charity of the season.
2) I believe that the other problem of religion and its decline today is that the texts do not cover many of the modern day problems. Issues that
were never thought of arrise and none of the texts do not address. And the language of the churches do not often address the hypocrasy of people,
such as gangs using religious symbols, and comitting crimes.
I think it is a sad state of affairs when churches have to have security gates and bars on its doors and windows, instead of being places of comfort,
or the term of compassion has become something of the past.