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Originally posted by michaelbrux
What's most impressive is the general belief that Religion and God and synonymous.
This is a master stroke how the church has monopolized the notion of faith and belief with itself so that without the church there is no God...
I believe the reality is that young people's belief in church has dropped sharply. this i understand, as mine belief in church has been effectively non-existent for my entire life and I didn't know how to think about God, until I sat face to face with evil.
Originally posted by CrimsonKapital
Anyone else notice how with the decline of Christianity/Catholicism in the West, our moral and family values have also declined...
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by CrimsonKapital
Funny how when a woman has the morals of a man, she is slut. I think it is your antiquated morals that are the problem.
And to refute your claim, crime is at a 60 year low in the US.
Originally posted by Sampire
Frankly, I am baffled when I encounter an otherwise, seemingly intelligent young person that still believes...
Originally posted by GmoS719
I would blame it on T.V. & mainstream music. The programs that teenagers & young adults watch these days continuously make a mockery out of God & Jesus. Someone has an agenda, I'll make sure they don't brainwash me or my family though.edit on 14-6-2012 by GmoS719 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Siberbat
It's amazing how many stereotypes there are regarding christians. I don't mean this in a negative way; however, one would think christians are a group of monsters from how we are described. The people who attend my church are from a wide spectrem of life. You have old concervative couples to teens with piercings and gauges. All people are welcomed. Our pastor is very down to earth and knowledgable to answer many tough questions. In fact, we are encouraged to ask questions about faith and the bible. No one is brainwashed, we are encouraged to examine our lives in how we walk with Christ. We actually had to expand our church due to outgrowing the old building. Our church membership has tripled in the last four years. We are actually a "young" church. In other words, about 70% of our members are 35 and younger.
I do feel bad about those who have had negative experiences with the christian church, not allowed to ask questions about the bible, and explore thier faith. This is unfortunate, as you can not grow in your walk with Christ if those things are suppressed. If you open your heart and mind, you will know if a church is alive or dead in the spirit. It makes ALL the difference in how you worship.