- Sep 5, 2018
The Church’s refusal to evolve in a modern world and cling to literal interpretation is the main reason for a decline in western Christianity. Followed by abuse and corruption scandals (not just Catholics either) and episodes of hypocrisy ( Ted Haggard ) plus a bullshit political agenda.If we are in a spiritual dark age, how come that's not the fault of the church?
I mean I get that you all have a perfect scapegoat in Satan. I just don't get why people can't recognize that they are merely shifting the blame from living people, to a constructed idea. It just seems like there's no need to actually hold people accountable when you lean on your faith so heavily.
BTW I'm not saying hey, it's all the Church's fault. I'm just saying that the logical conclusion to these arguments is that Churches of the world just haven't done a good enough job spreading the word. They aren't reaching out to people and trying to get them interested. And I don't think it has anything to do with their faith.
Faith is not synonymous with maturity. It's simple ego showing through in every Church in America. In such an example a Church is thus transformed into nothing more than a clique of high school level mentalities. Plus Plato's Cave comes to mind here too. People spend so much time in the same church or faith you don't know what else is even out there.
Think about it, the only time religion makes the news is for something bad like abuse or corruption, or on the wrong side of a social issue like the Teri Schiavo case.