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And, frankly, the world of thinking people are now more and more so beyond this creation science nonsense that they want nothing to do with people who want to live in the make-believe world where dinosaurs and humans camp out together under the night sky. The whole damn thing is so laughable to the world that religious people are having to leave the church because pastors in pulpits who are anti-education but, interestingly, they all have "Dr.
It's not even good pseudo-science. Nobody wants to be around Christians because far too many of them regard the Bible as the "infallible, inerrant Word of God" the same way militant fundamentalists regard the Koran as divinely dictated and given to humanity. I've got news for both misguided groups. Neither book fell out of the heavens and both are filled with violence, hatred, wrong views on virtually every topic imaginable, and anybody who says differently is only admitting how little they know the Bible.
Frankly, people leaving the Church are tired of Bible worship - idolatry in its worst expression. I am a Christian who loves the Bible and I look to it for guidance every day. Much of it, in fact, I have committed to memory. That's right. And, I'm proud of it. And, those wonderful passages come to my mind at just the right moment I need them. But I do not worship the Bible. And, while I have not left the Church, I fully understand why millions of believing people have.
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They simply can't stomach any longer sitting under what is disguised as "Biblical" preaching and teaching while ministers declare "The Bible says Nobody wants to be around Christians anymore because far too many of them still pretend that their way of believing and thinking is "right" and everyone else's way of thinking and believing, or not believing for that matter, is wrong. So there is no reason to elaborate here. Thinking people are tired of this and they know this kind of attitude will not work in a pluralistic world. More and more people are working nine-to-five, or whatever their schedules, and they are doing so beside people of a variety of faith traditions, as well as beside those who are agnostic and atheistic.
They are discovering many different ways that valid truth can be found and experienced in many different places. As a consequence, they are no longer willing to sit in pews and listen to preachers pretend that, when Jesus said, "I am the way It's madness. Such theology won't work in today's world.
It might have worked in the southern states back at the turn of the twentieth-century when everybody lived in a little world where there was only one God. But it won't work in today's world. You don't have to like that But, if you're serious about rescuing your dying church from its rendezvous with death itself, you'd better soften, compromise, re-think your theology Now, I'll stop here and seek to secure a copy of Thom and Joani's new book and see what they have to say.
I hope you'll do the same.
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Hi, my name is Steve McSwain. I'm a christian thinker, blogger, writer, and rabble-rouser. I invite you to let me challenge you with the provocative, sometimes controversial, things I think about I do not ask you to agree. I ask you only to consider You are not doing yourself, or the Kingdom, any favors by believing God has appointed you guardian of the truth - no matter what you think the truth is - or the gatekeeper to keep out those who threaten you. Whatever God is, she doesn't need defending. The Bible doesn't need your worship either.
Both have been around a lot longer than you have and will be here long after you're forgotten. Visit my website, if you don't have anything else to do, and check out my "Inspirational Talks" page. I'll speak in almost any setting See for yourself. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
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