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Title: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: FScott12345 on January 20, 2014, 05:14:10 PM
Just wanted to start a thread to discuss this.

Not going to lie, I wish Xerxes was here to have this discussion considering he is a former Christian and student of excellent discussions.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: blue2 on January 20, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
People are to busy?
The ACLU has done their best to take it out of the public view?

Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: FScott12345 on January 20, 2014, 05:47:05 PM
I can see the ACLU being a part of that.

I think it has more to with the access to information and youth questioning their elders.  Blind faith is becoming harder to find, and that could be good or bad, depending on the person.

Still it's an interesting subject to think about, especially in the context of post WWII history.  Sometimes I think about the youth of today and how they need to "toughen up" so imagine what my grandparents think of the new generation.   I'm not half the man that my father is.  I strive to be like him, but then again he's not a Christian.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: sammy on January 20, 2014, 06:04:10 PM
Just wanted to start a thread to discuss this.

Not going to lie, I wish Xerxes was here to have this discussion considering he is a former Christian and student of excellent discussions.

The problem is this; Xerxes has undergone so many transformations that it's impossible to determine who he may be now.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: FScott12345 on January 20, 2014, 06:06:37 PM
So have I.  It's nice to learn and grow.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: sammy on January 20, 2014, 06:26:46 PM
So have I.  It's nice to learn and grow.
Or, to cling to the same things one has always held, and argue from there.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: FScott12345 on January 20, 2014, 06:47:39 PM
Or, to cling to the same things one has always held, and argue from there.

Better information makes a better debate.  Yes, I have always held true certain things. I have reaffirmed many of those beliefs.  Regardless,  I will never be an atheist,  despite arguing for atheist points.  The atheist view is rational and based in logic, my personal views are not.  I continually question my faith to reaffirm it.  The same thing goes for my political views.   I question, debate from reason,  and continue on.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: Mayonnaise on January 20, 2014, 07:19:02 PM
I think it's because it seems quite a bit of people these days are questioning their belief and faith. Different "churches" have been in news ranging from corruption, sex, turning to murder cults.
It appears that some still hold on to their beliefs and some change their thoughts about attending "church" because they may become dissatisfied not just of the way the "church" is run, but by the people that attend.
I've been to a few "churches" around and it's like a whos-who that attends.

Another thing is that a lot more people are questioning the existence of a God or they are questioning which God is the right one to worship.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: blue2 on January 20, 2014, 07:52:35 PM
My kids don't go to church.  We use to take them once in awhile but they just didn't want to go.
My biggest mistake was staying with my church on the other side of Toledo.  It was to difficult to take the kids and drop off for Sunday School etc, come home then go to church.
Had I had it to do over I would have transferred to a local church and the kids may have gone more since there would have possibly been some friends there.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: AtypicalGirl on January 20, 2014, 10:17:18 PM
Because fewer people in this generation practice it.
It has slowly declined over years and now so many other religions have bombarded Christianity in this country. It's difficult to practice those traditional ways when the government is telling us it's not "politically correct" to do so. They slowly took the Bible out of schools, then they took prayer, and finally took the pledge of allegiance because it mentions God. It's ridiculous and sad all at the same time.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: livewire on January 21, 2014, 10:27:10 AM
What is "The traditional Christian way of life"?
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: AngelaK on January 21, 2014, 10:42:00 AM
When a catastrophic event happens in ones life, everything you thought you knew or believed in goes out the window. 

I know I thought I knew it all until recently.  Now I question everything.  I don't find much comfort in Religion.  I tried but it only made it worse. 

Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: old salt on January 21, 2014, 10:56:25 AM
I don't find much comfort in Religion.  I tried but it only made it worse. 


Could be...you're doing it wrong. 8*
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: BigRedDog on January 21, 2014, 11:13:31 AM
I don't normally comment on religious topics and I may get pummeled for saying this. 

Although I wasn't raised Catholic I did grow up in a majority Catholic area. 

Back in the 60s when we were 'discovering sex' we never ever even heard rumors much less read article about the sex abuse by priests.  It is now becoming quite obvious that this is nothing new that's happening...  it's only the fact that's it's being revealed that is new.  I can't help but think there may be a distinct correlation between the thread topic and these revelations!
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: livewire on January 21, 2014, 03:16:16 PM
I still don't know what the "Traditional Christian way of life" is, or if it's even disappearing.

Perhaps it's still there.  Maybe some people just don't recognize it any more.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: FScott12345 on January 22, 2014, 02:31:02 PM
I still don't know what the "Traditional Christian way of life" is, or if it's even disappearing.

Perhaps it's still there.  Maybe some people just don't recognize it any more.

I've always pictured the "Traditional Christian Way of Life" as the stereotypical 1950's "Leave it to Beaver" type of household. 

You do bring up a good point though Live.  I should have better defined what I meant at the beginning of this topic.
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: livewire on August 15, 2015, 08:59:31 AM
Chick-fil-A Owner Shows Pure ‘Evil’ After Closing Shop

It seems as if the stories about the Christian-owned restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and just how “evil” they are never stop coming, and such appears to be the case in Texas, when an owner showed just how “horrible” those values can be after he was forced to shut down his location for several months.

Yahoo! News reported that Jeff Glover had approximately 50 employees at his Austin-based restaurant, all of whom were due to lose out on their income for five months as he shut down the establishment for renovations. The easy thing for Glover to do would have been to temporarily lay the workers off, allowing them to either collect unemployment benefits, which are a fraction of regular income, or possibly find another job until he was able to reopen.

But Glover didn’t want to do the easy thing. In fact, Glover did the opposite of easy, showing just how “evil” his deeply rooted Christian beliefs are.

“It would be a real financial crisis for the 50 families represented by the workers here to have to go five months without a job,” said Glover.

So what did Glover do exactly? Well, he decided he was going to pay his employees for the entire time the restaurant was closed down, isn’t that cool? That wasn’t all though, as Glover went a step further and gave everyone who stuck with him through the renovations a raise of $1 per hour. Now, that right there is some evil stuff.


http://madworldnews.com/chick-fil-a-owner-pure-evil/ (http://madworldnews.com/chick-fil-a-owner-pure-evil/)
Title: Re: Why is the traditional Christian way of life disappearing?
Post by: Tiny on May 01, 2017, 11:44:59 PM
The Changing Global Religious Landscape

Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035; people with no religion face a birth dearth

Here is an eye opening article for those of you that have an attention span long enough to get through it. (Yeah it's a long read) By 2055 our money could very well say in Allah We Trust.

Muslims have the highest fertility rate of any religious group – an average of 2.9 children per woman, well above replacement level (2.1), the minimum typically needed to maintain a stable population (.9) Christians are second, at 2.6 children per woman. Hindu and Jewish fertility (2.3 each) are both just below the global average of 2.4 children per woman. All other groups have fertility levels too low to sustain their populations.


http://www.pewforum.org/2017/04/05/the-changing-global-religious-landscape/#change-in-where-groups-are-concentrated (http://www.pewforum.org/2017/04/05/the-changing-global-religious-landscape/#change-in-where-groups-are-concentrated)

(http://assets.pewresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2017/03/31102557/PF_17.04.05_projectionsUpdate_muslimChristianBabies310px.png)