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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I think Christianity has nothing to worry about from people asking things like this. It has over 2 BILLION followers in the world. The second largest is Islam with just over 1.5 BILLION. That's in the neighborhood of half the population of Earth in just those two Faiths.
Those against religion are amusing at times...but always will be a rather pronounced minority in the long run. No one faith is right over another, to my thinking. Not in theology. However, most of the planet does call one faith or another their own. I think those without religion have their right too. Absolutely. It's when it crosses into dumping on those who DO have faith that it gets a bit tacky.
Religions of the World and a General Breakdown
For something that has nothing to worry about it certainly seems very scared about progression and advancement of the human race.
I think Christianity has nothing to worry about
Yes, but noise isn't what Christianity is all about.
It's not even about that Book, although it is a good Book.
Christian is a way of being
more than a religion
and it always has been a small and humble way to be.
~and therein lies it's greatness ~
No one today really 'tells' anyone else about Christianity.
You act and be in the Lord.
You lift up your fellow man. You give to the poor, feed the hungry and help heal the sick. You end suffering where you find it and bring comfort and hope when and where it is needed. In other words - you love.
And you do it for free and because of the benefits it brings round and round again.
'Your reward is in heaven' is just a way to say 'you are not getting paid' from people who don't know how awesome rewards of living an unselfish life can be in the here and now.
Make people want to jump in and get moved along in that Christ current with you.
Living a good life as a shepherd to man is what Jesus was here to teach.
And as it is written, it is those in Christ, who only love and ask for nothing in return
that are getting persecuted and victimized and brought asunder at the hands of men today.
Originally posted by Holodomor
"I hope Christianity in its current iteration ends as soon as possible - I'd like to see a more enlightened version..."
"What is about to come upon the earth is not just a revival, or another awakening; it is a veritable revolution. The vision was given in order to begin to awaken those who are destined to radically change the course, and even the very definition of Christianity."
"I have called the best of every blood line in earth unto this generation…I have elected to bring them forth in this generation…THE ELECT GENERATION…They will move into things of the supernatural that no one has ever moved in before… This generation…is going to see the beginning of this WORLD WIDE NEW ORDER. LINK
So the draw point is that they are consistently stupid?
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by HumanCondition
Well, that is one way to look at it. Scared of progress? Hmm.... There is another way that can be viewed as well. That would be strict adherence to a set of principles and beliefs over many centuries. That's always been a point I respect in the major religions. All of them.
There is something to be said for not simply blowing with the winds of the time and enduring over the long term. I believe that would be one of the strongest draws organized religion has. To the degree the large Faiths do real good in the lives of individuals who follow them, more power to them all.