Thursday, June 26, 2008



The diversity in religious beliefs and practices in the U.S. in part reflects the great variety of religious groups that populate the American religious landscape. The survey finds, for example, that some religious groups – including Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and members of historically black and evangelical Protestant churches – tend to be more likely to report high levels of religious engagement on questions such as the importance of religion in their lives, certainty of belief in God and frequency of attendance at religious services. Other Christian groups – notably members of mainline Protestant churches and Catholics – are less likely to report such attitudes, beliefs and practices. And still other faiths – including Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims – exhibit their own special mix of religious beliefs and practices.

As much as I hate it, this really is a nation of 'pick and choose salad bar religion'. What point is there in having faith if you do not believe everything about what you say you believe? Throw out anything you just do not like and that makes the whole shebang come up worthless. Believe or do not believe, just beware of sitting on that fence and becoming lukewarm.

I only bring it up because one person I love very much honestly believes that anyone who calls themselves a Christian is automatically in their Bible everyday. Learning the truth from the untruth, what it is to be different, set apart. In the world, not of it. There is so much deception in the world today, about many religions and faiths, with Christianity leading the pack. Piles of false teachers, false churches, false priests, false pastors, heaps of books that sound good but teach self absorption over self denial, so many hypocrites giving bad examples(I do not exempt myself from this crowd-none of us are perfect). Basically what I'm trying to say that overwhelmingly the REASON there is so much deception is because Christians are NOT in their Bibles at all. They just are not. For whatever reason 'oh it's too complicated for me' or 'thats my pastors job and he will tell me' or my personal favorite 'if I read something in there that tells me I can not do what I want to do then I wont be able to live my life my way anymore' I.E:Ignorance is bliss.

You know it has gotten bad when even the secular world has noticed our new enlightened way of picking and choosing what we believe from the one book we are supposed to call Holy.

Just sayin


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