Many people may not be aware of these things but it is certainly something that should be looked into and not something that should be taken lightly. Many of these actions taking place are revolutionary. This is the first time something like this has taken place in over four centuries of American History. President Obama’s hostility toward Christian faith and values is unlike any other American president in the past. Obama is quoted as saying, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation” and “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.” Obama can also be quoted for saying numerous anti-Biblical statements that show disrespect to the Bible and the Christians who believe in the bible.
In todays modern day, it is very unlikely for a child to choose to be religious. This maybe because that being religious is seen as being ‘uncool’ in todays world, so a child would not want to risk being bullied and follow what his friends do. Lastly, advances in science have caused a lot of people to doubt religious organisations. For a very long time now, Scientists have been trying to find out how the universe was really created. So with the Big Bang Theory being as popular as it is, also providing a more theoretical explanation to how the universe was created compared to what religion provides, people are choosing not to believe in religious organisations.
writes, "The church's singular failure in recent decades has been the failure to see Christianity as a life system, or worldview, that III governs every area of existence.” He goes on to say that “our failure to see Christianity as a comprehensive framework of truth has crippled our efforts to have a redemptive effect on the surrounding culture. At its most fundamental level, the culture war is a clash of belief systems…Only when we see this can we effectively evangelize a post-Christian culture, bringing God's righteousness to bear in the world around us.” As a nation, we no longer accept the truths that our predecessors did. Instead, what we have today is moral relativism, and there is no right or wrong, no good or evil. Moral relativism teaches that we are all products of the evolutionary process, there is no God and no plan or purpose for our lives, and we all have our own truth. It teaches that we are all basically
Throughout the periods 1450 to 1750, Christianity both promoted and impeded societal changes through major roles of authority, abuse of wealth and power, and strong influences on the overall society. While some scholars may believe that the change was paramount to Christianity during this time, others would tend to disagree. During the early 19th century, Christianity impeded and promoted changes using intellectual, social and political aspects. The Organized Church impeded change using intellectual factors. The religion of Christianity promoted enlightened people to question the ideology of their God and lean more towards a scientific method in order to look at the world around them.
The Effects of the Decline in Christianity d. Immorality has increased e. Banning of Prayers in Schools f. Technology has replaced the reliance on Christ Introduction The decline of Christianity, we think has hit America significantly, because things that are seen today go against this lifestyle. Christianity has been compromised by leaders, morals, and tradition. Some of us as human beings value technology more than
Americans began to interpret the bible in a literal sense. McPherson described Heaven in a literal sense and her revivals were described as a “supernatural whoopee.” (Doc I) This shows that many Americans were open to change yet some were set in their ways and believed that the bible should not be interpreted literally. As science evolved and evolution became apart of the school curriculum, huge tensions arose between the church and the state. Many believed that people such as Darrow, who didn’t interpret the bible literally, were trying to “slur at the bible”. (Doc C) It became a battle between religions and it shows that most people were not open to change, those who believed a certain way tended to not change their views.
Lot of persons don’t want to escape from the cage that it was created around them from the Christianity beliefs. Maybe they are using God just as an example of perfection that they can relay on, or maybe it is for them an example of supreme power that could give help and support in difficult moments. We should not forget all the way that Church made during time, and that all those proofs that gave credibility to Christianity may be all false. If god, as the father of human kind, would have existed, he wouldn’t let all those catastrophes to happen (Katrina, 2004’ Tsunami, and many others…). What kind of father would be the one that let its children to die in such terrible ways!?!
The Unique American Culture Landscape: Amish Grace Abstract：The Amish, sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites, are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches. The Amish are known for simple living, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology. And it is absolutely different from American Spirit, which promotes egoism, ambition and competitiveness. And the true story happened about Amish on Monday morning, October 2, 2006, captured the attention of broadcast and print media in the United States and around the world. Their forgiveness, love, and spirit is a unique American culture landscape.
The Bible clearly spells it out in many cases. One of the first that comes to mind is in Exodus twenty-one which talks about that if someone strikes a pregnant women and causes harm, then he shall be pay life for life (Exodus 21:22-23). As Christians, we are called to a higher lifestyle than those of the world. Christians are supposed to be the example for others to lead them to Christ. We are also supposed to keep our bodies blameless.
A religion is a powerful vehicle in persuading thought. To often in religion, people who lived hundreds of years ago create the proper way of thought. “Prophets” established these facts that are blindly accepted as “the greater good” or “God’s word.” It seems that the more strict religious followers are not thinking of if God exists but slanting their own logic to prove that God does exist. The fact that the issue religion even comes up in an issue such as this goes directly against the idea of separation of church and state. Yet, like it does in so many other government issues, many people turn to religious leaders and faith for direction.