“Between 6,000 and 10,000 churches in the U.S. are dying each year”

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    Is this good or bad?


    Today, nearly four in ten (39%) young adults (ages 18-29) are religiously unaffiliated
    —three times the unaffiliated rate (13%) among seniors (ages 65 and older). While previous generations were also more likely to be religiously unaffiliated in their twenties, young adults today are nearly four times as likely as young adults a generation ago to identify as religiously unaffiliated. In 1986, for example, only 10% of young adults claimed no religious affiliation.


    And it’s even worse in Europe where many empty churches are being converted to Muslim mosques.


    At one time, churches provided a loci of social belonging as much as a religious base. Now, as many young people are losing the agenda of close, personal, face-to-face relatonships, such social gatherings no longer meet their personal goals.


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    @ "Between 6,000 and 10,000 churches in the U.S. are dying each year" - and that means that over 100 will die this week
     
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    Guys used to be really proud of their mullet hair cuts too. People move on, and tend to drop those things that serve no purpose in their lives.
     
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    It is what it is......it's not as if people can be forced to go back to church.
     
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    If churches stayed out of politics they might find their membership recovering. There are more than a few million who find evangelical support for Trump disturbing and hypocritical. Who the hell wants to go to church ans see a sign that voting for a democrat is sinful or supporting Trump is the "Christian" thing to do.
     
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    I think its a good thing. If young people stop going to these churches their minds might recover enough to be awake, aware and alive enough to deal with the hordes of foreign and domestic openly declared enemies of the free world who would prefer that they remained blind, on their knees, praying to a figment of someone else's imagination as they creep around among us unnoticed altering customs, setting traps, taking prisoners, deconstructing democracy, and distilling an even deadlier poison than whats being peddled in church.

    Unfortunately many seem to be more interested in the latest fashion or how many imaginary followers they have and are as completely oblivious as if they were still on their knees praying to a figment of someone else's imagination while the world around them goes straight to hell.
     
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    Bible prophesy calls it


    The Falling Away of the Church

    It happens in the End Times, before Christ's return

    And during the Tribulation period,

    When the Antichrist is in power, and rules. :eek:
     
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    Wait a minute! If the falling away of the church happens while the antichrist rules, the almighty yet edible god made man made matzo made by human hands, isn't a good thing to leave it?
     
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    When the Antichrist is in power? Trump is president. Just sayin.
     
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    I hear what you're saying but trump is too stupid, a meat puppet, and actually exists.

    The antichrist is a false counterfeit sugar coated Jesus that diddled a virgin to become fully God and fully human yet does not correspond to any real living being ever in existence.
     
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    Cool the Rapture is the cure for global warming poverty and unemployment
     
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