I was reading through Newsweek yesterday while waiting in the oil change shop lobby. If today’s topic interests you, you’ll want to visit the link below to read the original article (after reading this of course, lol). Is Christianity really ending in our country that was originally founded on Judeo-Christian principles and faith?
My first thought is that the root of the problem is not Christianity. If the price Christ paid on the cross were the problem, I’m sure the faith wouldn’t have lasted for over 2,000 years. The root of the problem is the growing sense in this nation that we can depend on ourselves. Even all of the natural disasters and crazy economic times aren’t waking people up or sparking the fire in their OUR souls. If the selfless faith in Christ is taking a hit, then what is on the rise?
If things like people making poor decisions and purchasing things they can’t afford, or being pro-choice just to get votes in America are any sign of the pulse of our culture, then it becomes obvious that not relying on God is popular. Atheism is becoming more and more of a minority these days. Why? Because while people seem to be making poor decisions, intelligence itself is becoming more obvious without their help. People have actually figured out that atheism itself is a belief. Believing what other people believe is impossible. The problem with that belief is that, just like we see with the decline in strength of the view of evolution, there is no supporting evidence that would make our God or His creation appear as a complete impossibility. I dare you to watch the movie Expelled.
So here comes atheism’s little cousin, the cop out that doesn’t want to go to school or do their chores. Agnosticism, otherwise known as “playing stupid”. People opt for this way out because they don’t want to actually figure out what they believe in (Christianity), and they don’t want to be accountable for not knowing (atheism). Isn’t it a bit obvious why that would be on the rise in this country? Almost fits the mold of having the president and our new government bail us out if we get into a bind, doesnt’ it? Why can’t we have what we want, when and how we want it? That’s what angers me most about our country. Not that Christianity is getting knocked down all of the time. But that Christians aren’t fired up enough to call stupidity what it is. Get in the game.
Almost forgot – click here to read the article from Newsweek.
PRAYING for a few people that I know are struggling with all of this. You know who you are. PRAISING God for not ending, even when some angry people sure wish He would.