18th December 2009

“Christianity, encouraged by militant forms of Islam, is trying to regain its old influence in the public sphere.”

Joan Smith

16 Responses to “18th December 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    By making the ridiculous claim that criticism of religion is tantamount to “racism”, no doubt.

  2. tech Says:

    Unless you have lived a very sheltered life’ you should know that Christianity is growing and that God is bringing people into his Church every day. As for the people who criticize’ go ahead and do so.Why should I be exempt,the Lord Jesus Christ received all kinds of criticism. Its a small price to pay for such a gift, such as Salvation.

  3. PEB Says:

    I thought I would offer up a few shreds of evidence to show that christanity is in decline. Unfortunately I found an equal amount of reports that show contrasting results. In some countries (like the UK and in mainland Europe) christianity is in serious decline. Church numbers are significantly down and the remaining congregation are elderly or Eastern European immigrants.
    As for the rest of the world then numbers do seem to be growing slowly.
    This is a worrying trend and could be due to increased unwelcome intrusion of Islam into daily lives (either through the media, schools or other means)

    Hopefully this is just a bump in the road and as the west and east continue to find some common ground less people will feel the need to seek a religion that is more familiar to them.

    It is highly unlikely that Christanity and Islam will survive the next 200 years in their current form. It is the responsibility of current forward and free thinking atheists to make sure of it.

  4. Holysmokes Says:

    Actually I’ve been looking into a little as well PEB. The well publicized and viewed Christian video, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU ), appears to be fairly accurate. Although Christianity appears to be in overall planetary decline, it is being replaced by the more fanatical Muslim religion of Islam. Out of the pan and into the fire. Will humans ever get rid of these religious crutches?

  5. Chris Says:

    In the 2008 ARIS survey, “Nones” accounted for 15% of the adult population. Among the 18-29 year old demographic that figure is 22%.

    86% of American adults identified as Christians in 1990 and 76% in 2008.

    The “Nones” (no stated religious preference, atheist, or agnostic) continue to grow, though at a much slower pace than in the 1990s, from 8.2% in 1990, to 14.1% in 2001, to 15.0% in 2008.

    There are more Americans who say they are not affiliated with any organized religion than there are Episcopalians, Methodists, and Lutherans taken together.

    For the largest group, the change was abandoning all religion.

    The trend in the U.S. is clear. Europe even more so. Where religion grows is in poorer countries with less opportunity.

    Christianity has a growth rate of 2.3% a year, Islam 2.9% when taken by NUMBER of belivers. When you factor in population growth, Christianity is at 0% and Islam is at .6% as a percentage of world population. Messy things, numbers.

  6. tech Says:

    I am so glad that my God Almighty will have the last say on all of that. 200 yrs you say thats a long time. I can tell you that all the atheists will have the truth by then. Peb, you’re unable to find evidence of you’re maker.My conclusion is that you don’t have any evidence anything. So you believe nothing . So sad.

  7. tech Says:

    MY GOD IS A SOVERIGN GOD AND I’M GLAD HE STILL REIGNS. EVERY KNEE WILL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS THAT HE IS LORD.

  8. tech Says:

    YES EVEN THE ATHIEST ,

  9. PEB Says:

    200 years is not a long time and your god seems reluctant to make an appearance. Ever asked yourself why that might be?

  10. Chris Says:

    If you believe the Bible, God was coming around for a beer or a masacre every weekend, once apon a time. He was literally and physically present and visible. He talked directly to people and worked miracles, that is, violated natural physical laws all the time.

    Isn’t it odd that his physical presence went *poof* as soon as our standards of evidence began to mature? I have a good explanation for this that doesn’t involve there being something wrong with my faith gland.

  11. tech Says:

    Chris good answer but that will not save you come judgment day. Meanwhile I’ll be praying for you and that you will find the proof you need, either that there is a God or there isn’t. I’m not looking for proof that there isn’t a God . But if I were you would not be able prove that there isn’t.

  12. The Heretic Says:

    Tech – you are tiresome with your inanities.

  13. tech Says:

    Heretic you don’t tire me . I’m don’t mind your posts.It doesn’t change a thing with me .

  14. solomon Says:

    Dear tech,
    I pity you alone challenging the Atheist.Let us be allies.Together we will bring lies & deception down the drain.But first be firm in your faith.Sadly the faith youre into now is not the true faith.You are only confused.Get back to the true god.The god of Abraham,Moses,Jesus(the real one) & Mohammad.I promise you will be more assured and confident.Just imagine, god must be something special on its own, or something different or of a very high standard.If god looks like human or share the same way of life as human by having a son,that will put gods standard to shame.Think.The bible have been manipulated & amended by irresponsible scholars from the true ‘Injil’ or the original holy book from god almighty.Believe me.What I’am trying to tell you is the truth.

  15. solomon Says:

    Dear PEB,

    Islam will stay & will survive & is multiplying & thats gods promise & nobody can fail gods plans.
    tech
    Somebody is trying to create a confrontation between us by posting my previous post above. My initial post is a true & sincere advice to a believer brother. Its up to anybody to accept or reject. They think they have succeeded but theyre wrong. We are still brothers even of different faith but we always believe that there is god.

  16. solomon Says:

    To all the Atheists,

    Who create you???