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Thread: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    You mean the christian organization. Ku Klux Klan
    That's not a Christian orginizatin. It's an organization that is made up of Christians. What about the Muslims? Why aren't you trading about them?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, git after it, then. Why is this thread about Christianity and not about religion, as a whole?

    The answer: because religionists, like all Libbos only go after groups that aren't protected by political correctness. Hence, the stupidity of Liberalism, in general.

    It blows me away how rational thinking people can go along with political correctness.



    It blows me away that fully grown adults buy into the one god pile of stinking fetid garbage, whether it's known as the "we be just poor widdo" Chistianity, the aforementioned Eeeeeslaaam, or the spiritually bald Judaism...................

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    It blows me away that fully grown adults buy into the one god pile of stinking fetid garbage, whether it's known as the "we be just poor widdo" Chistianity, the aforementioned Eeeeeslaaam, or the spiritually bald Judaism...................
    At least you're not being a hypocrite any longer. I'm proud of you, sir.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Religion is a form of oppression. People in power want to keep people below them stupid and religion is the easiest way to do that. Religion is also a tool to incite violence. Bad people become hero's because they are doing god's work.
    You haven't put a lot of thought and effort into this post, have you.

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    The option I would choose is not there. I think that the lessening impact of the church in the West is caused by two factors:

    1) Alternatives to social/information gathering. 100 years ago and earlier, the church was the social and informational hub of many towns and locales. With the advent and common usage and access of communication technology and transportation technology. the church is no longer the center of either socializing or gathering information, either locally or beyond.

    2) Media presentation of religious extremists. From "televangelists" to news stories of the behavior or religious extremists, the media saturation of the religious who are outside of the mainstream has impacted the overall perception of many in the West. Most folks are NOT extremists, including people who are religious, but when extremism is packaged with the religious name, it is easy to make too close of an association of the two.

    I don't see Christianity as "failing" in the West, but I do see it's influence as falling.
    Christianity operates on two levels and neither is 'failing'.

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Christianity operates on two levels and neither is 'failing'.


    Christianity, like Islam and Judaism, is an untreated mental illness.......................

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    It blows me away that fully grown adults buy into the one god pile of stinking fetid garbage, whether it's known as the "we be just poor widdo" Chistianity, the aforementioned Eeeeeslaaam, or the spiritually bald Judaism...................
    So, you like the Hindu tradition where God is manifest multiply? Or maybe you lean more toward animism, where spirits inhabit everything, including 'inanimate' things?

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Christianity hasn't failed in the west. It is an integral part of western culture and defined it, shaped it and helped it grow.

    the fact that western society is more than just its religious component doesn't mean that Christianity failed. It means that Christianity has succeeded in its purpose of being a helpful element in the development of mankind.

    It is all the other religions in the world, which have oppressed their people and kept them back that have failed. Hinduism, islam, Buddhism, all religions that have taken too much space in the cultural life of a society, impeding it from growing and developing.

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    So, you like the Hindu tradition where God is manifest multiply? Or maybe you lean more toward animism, where spirits inhabit everything, including 'inanimate' things?

    I recognize that human "spirituality" is a projection of the human mind. I feel safer around humans who don't project pure unadulterated hatred of anything and everything that has ever lived, is living, or will ever live........................

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    Re: What is most responsible for Christianity's failure in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzai View Post
    Christianity, like Islam and Judaism, is an untreated mental illness.......................
    Myself, I say that an inability to properly punctuate using an ellipsis is a sign of untreated mental illness.
    Different strokes, I guess.

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