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Dear Church: here's why people are really leaving you

Discussion in 'Same Faith Debates' started by te_lanus, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Pegg

    Pegg Jehovah our God is One

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    He makes some very good points. I dont think he quite pinpointed the real problem though. People are spiritually hungry...and the church cant fill them.

    Thats why when people walk out of the church doors, nothing in their life changes. Their spirit is still troubled. There is no spiritual healing.
     
  2. A Vestigial Mote

    A Vestigial Mote Well-Known Member

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    I agree that there are many good points made within the article. The "belief as entertainment" is a big one that has been driving me nuts lately - at services I have attended I see little nods by pastor/speaker to the musicians of the group to come up on stage and play some melodic nothing-ness as the back-drop to whatever they want to say next. Like they are trying to create a "movie-esque" moment and, seemingly, grant credence to their words. Worst is when they do so to the speeches geared toward trying to squeeze a little more out of the congregation for the monetary offering. It is exactly these types of moments that make me feel distanced, and I can't help but expect that these types of things affect others with the same sorts of feelings.
     
  3. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein Pyrphóros ⚡ Lux Aeterna
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    Which church is this? Some megachurch in the exurbs? That doesn't apply to all churches. The services they describe are nothing like the High Masses I attend at my cathedral.
     
  4. jeager106

    jeager106 Learning more about Jehovah.
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    What is described in the article, while very true of most of Christendom isn't anything near like the
    place I go for spiritual food.
     
  5. te_lanus

    te_lanus Alien Hybrid

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    Think this is geared towards Fundies/pentacostle/charismatic xtians
     
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  6. sojourner

    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    The Church certainly is capable of feeding them spiritually. The problem is that the church doesn't feed this particular generation spiritually, because it won't engage meaningfully with them.
     
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  7. paarsurrey

    paarsurrey Veteran Member

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    Christianity needs to be reformed. It is not based on the teachings of Jesus. Jesus did not believe in the creeds of the modern Christianity.
    Second Coming has taken place in the form of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 to reform it.

    Regards
     
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