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filthy
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Posted - 01/16/2008 :  07:40:48  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If our Ken is correct, and I think that he's at least close, except about the Grand Canyon where he's as full of shit as ever, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the dank & dismal, sectarian tunnel.
To me, this is analogous to something that is happening with the Christian church in our Western world. For example, I have traveled to the United Kingdom many times over the past 25 years. Several years ago I began taking photos of British churches that have been turned into bars, nightclubs, Sikh temples, theaters, shopping centers—the list is a long one.

The U.K. was once predominantly Christian. Today, most of the U.K. has become extremely pagan; just a remnant of Christianity remains in England and the other U.K. nations. Even though there are some new churches (thank God!) “relic” churches exist all across the U.K. The Christian influence is largely gone.
Gimmie a burger, small fries, and a glass of Genesis beer.

But he continues:
Here is one thing that particularly alarms me: research by George Barna has shown that of those students from Christian homes in America who go to public schools (about 95% of all students), at least 70% of them will walk away from the church and the faith of their parents once they leave home.1

A recent report states: “A new study by The Barna Group conducted among 16- to 29-year-olds shows that a new generation is more skeptical of and resistant to Christianity than were people of the same age just a decade ago.”2
Oh my god! They're actually thinking for themselves! Oh, the humanity! Oh, whatever shall we do?!
Soon, much of the church also adopted many of Darwin's blatant evolutionary beliefs (and just added God to this). Generation after generation, the church has reinterpreted God's Word in Genesis in response to secular ideas. Each subsequent generation has become more firm in the belief that if the first part of the Bible (which is the foundational history for all Christian doctrine, including the gospel) is not true, how can the rest be? Biblical authority is undermined, the Bible's credibility is destroyed, and the erosion of the Christian influence in the culture are the results.

AiG has been raised up by God for this era of history to help challenge the church concerning biblical authority, which could (as God blesses) ultimately change the culture. Remember: “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).
Yes sir, but we're having a special this week on our 1/4 Pound Pharisee-Special with cheese, two for 3 bucks. Would you like a couple along with a fried pie? Oh, and we're out of Genesis; how 'bout a Revelation?




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Edited by - filthy on 01/16/2008 10:59:04

Dude
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Posted - 01/16/2008 :  09:05:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To quote Ken Ham (even though it makes me want to pour some bleach on my keyboard and mouse:
Each subsequent generation has become more firm in the belief that if the first part of the Bible (which is the foundational history for all Christian doctrine, including the gospel) is not true, how can the rest be? Biblical authority is undermined, the Bible's credibility is destroyed, and the erosion of the Christian influence in the culture are the results.

Yes, amazing what happens when people accept observable facts instead of relying on magical thinking and superstition isn't it?


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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