US Christians are falling

  • 1AlanZSky

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    May 12, 2015 5:10 PM GMT
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32710444

    And with Islam rising, it looks like gay rights might be winning and then it might be losing if we have extremists in our midst.
  • Wendigo9

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    May 14, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    Not saying "islam is the light" but it's better than denying humanity, which christians won't admit.
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    May 14, 2015 7:21 AM GMT
    Lower Christians isn't a function of Islam. It's a function of better critical thinking skills, and folks becoming honest that they don't embrace ANY false belief system.

    While folks are getting smarter, and articulating it better, the ignorant / believers of false belief systems are more radicalized where they feel disenfranchised from main stream society in The Global Village.

    The cure is education, so that we have fewer ignorant folks embracing false belief systems, and teaching our young folks to explore truth, and embrace that (truth-based belief systems). Religion / cults have no real place in an evolved society.

    False belief systems are a clear and present danger to us all, not only from their radicalized follows, but, because they prey upon ignorance and discourage science and the discovery of truth.

    The numbers of non-believers really haven't changed. It's just that folks are becoming more open about it, just as we are many other social issues.
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    May 14, 2015 12:50 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidLower Christians isn't a function of Islam. It's a function of better critical thinking skills, and folks becoming honest that they don't embrace ANY false belief system. [...]


    Wow, I was really revving myself up to post a response to this...but you hit every bloody point I would have thought to make. Cheers, Chucky!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 14, 2015 1:01 PM GMT
    More people throughout the world are waking up and realizing that most religious belief is largely based on ancient fairy tales. It will be an awesome day when the people of Russia start rejecting and turning their backs on the ancient falsehoods of the Russian Orthodox Church and openly embrace their gay Russian citizens and grant them full protection under the law.icon_biggrin.gif I would also love to see the Russian people show Vladimir Putin and his fellow oligarchs the front door by voting everyone of those right wing, fascist bastards out of office.icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2015 7:21 PM GMT
    I want Russia to drop its quazi-nationalistic anti-gay stance so that I can fly over and try to meet and hang out with Zangief.
  • bobbobbob

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    May 14, 2015 7:52 PM GMT
    Chuck knocked it out of the ballpark.

    Christians in the US are blaming everyone and I do mean EVERYONE for the problems they've created for themselves. They think like this...
    "Times are changing, people are changing, societies are changing, we need to have a revival of religion back to its fundamental roots and stop all this change. HUH? YOU WANT US TO CHANGE TO KEEP UP WITH EVERYONE ELSE? GO FUCK YOUR SINFUL SELF!!!! JESUS WILL KILL YOU FOR SAYING THAT!!!"

    THAT is the exact thinking that led to the spread of Wahhabism in the 18th century that dominates the Arabian peninsula and all the rest of Sunni Islam today.

    Now in the US we have our own version of Taliban so entrenched in their backwards facing fundamentalism they are talking about revolution, war and violence to get their way over an inconsequential percentage of the population that wants to marry people of the same sex... THAT in itself shows exactly how fucked up their priorities are.

    Even though I have no real admiration for Christianity or any other major religion, I concede religion has its place in society; that place is to give the intellectually challenged a perpetual tutorial in the difference between right and wrong. Fundamentalism of any sort does not do this. In fact all forms of fundamentalism teach that the means (any means) justify the ends. Lie, cheat, kill, destroy, enslave minds to lead people back to worshipping a nonexistent deity who will give eternal life to those who lie, cheat, kill and enslave minds in the name of a nonexistent deity.

    NOTE: this is a statement about religion, not politics and I appreciate it if we can discuss religion on this thread without injecting politics into it. In all of history the worst injustices have been when religion forced itself onto politics. Strangely enough more times than not, when politics have forced itself on religion the end result has been beneficial to the society and the people.