What is a neighborhood watch without participants in daily focussing on the activities in their area? What is a dance troope without enough dancers to complete major routines?Of course if all the Catholics abandoned the men in the hierarchy, the church would stick out comparable to a sore thumb.
After all, what is a church without worshippers?
Every society has active participants to further along the goals of that society.If Christians isolated themselves and never gathered to share what they believe to be true,there would be no faith community at all.Guess that would be nice for you?
My wife has a sweet aunt that is 86,she although living with her husband over 60 years never converted to his church.She was raised Methodist and he Catholic.
The daughters(3 of them) were raised Catholic,and my wife's aunt never interferred with that upbringing in the particular religious persuasion,but she never entered in herself.
My wife and I have been to see her many times,we enjoy her company and she is a delight to speak to.My wife's uncle died,the daughters are blessed with healthy families who are prosperring.
My wife's aunt claims that her faith is very personal and she finds that people should keep it to themselves.YET she wonders why at times that churches fail to meet the needs of its people,and she is quick to criticize the influence of a priest or minister in the life of people she knows,but on the other hand Christians should help everyone,aid the poor,help victims of disasters,and be there for people who are grieving and so on,YET if every Christian took her stance and kept any type of faith locked in introspection,there would be no charities and organizations of Christians who give aid and sustenance to the bereaved.
We all have our ideas about faith,but the Church in organization brings about a unity that builds upon bringing assets to those who are in need both physically and spiritually.If we took your theories to heart and forsook our faith,we would be living selfish lives.
Faith communities build upon the positive direction to uphold,uplift and encourage growth.Many Church groups and organizations have gone into other nations that are desparately poor to install wells,so that clean and fresh water would be supplied to those who have lived out of cisterns, polluted lakes and streams.
TO date the only organizations that are helping children who are victims of HUMAN Traffiking,are Catholic and Evangelical groups.We do not see atheists who are going from place to place healing the victims of abuse,but in countries even Muslim ones,Christians of many organizations go with doctors and medical personnel to deal with diseases and so on.
June if Christians stopped involving themselves in world crisis,many human beings regardless of their beliefs would die,and many would be destitute.But Christians have proved time and time again to be there when the trouble is at its worst,to give aid and support.
Somalia a Muslim nation was wracked by infighting,and many innocent people were starving to death.Christians came to the aid of those in need,in spite of the fact that their own lives would be in desparate peril.Muslims who were aided said"Many of our Muslim brothers are wealthy from oil,but few of them came to our aid,but the Christians were there,giving us the food and clothes we needed to survive our civil war."
What inspires people to help others especially when their own lives are at risk? Christians,no matter the affiliations,have proven that they are inspired by the Bible and their faith in God to do things that not only endanger them,but for the cause of the Love of Christ,even lay down their lives for others.
Your statements June may give support to other anti-religionists,and may influence those who are clueless about life around them,but they lack most of all the reasoning of what has inspired good people to walk in faith and to help humanity around them.