Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgment...

Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgmental, Unfriendly According To New Book 'You Lost Me'

There are 6 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Oct 10, 2011, titled Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgmental, Unfriendly According To New Book 'You Lost Me'. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

New research by the Barna Group finds they view churches as judgmental, overprotective, exclusive and unfriendly towards doubters.

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“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#1 Oct 11, 2011
Are the chickens coming home to roost?

All those efforts to establish a theocracy in the last 30 or so years, while simultaneously preaching hatred toward outsiders is finally backfiring on the theocrats.

And they wonder why church attendance is dwindling!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#2 Oct 11, 2011
MrDesoto1 wrote:
Are the chickens coming home to roost?
All those efforts to establish a theocracy in the last 30 or so years, while simultaneously preaching hatred toward outsiders is finally backfiring on the theocrats.
And they wonder why church attendance is dwindling!
You mean that preaching bigotry is not a "Christian" tenet? On Topix, I guess I'm hearing from the wrong kind of Christian.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3 Oct 11, 2011
Indeed.... the examples of Topix would seem to be that christianity is all about teh hates....
jmo

United States

#4 Oct 12, 2011
Then teens are becoming more educated and rejecting bigotry, in which case they are leaving all churches. I'll drink to that!
EdSed

Shotts, UK

#5 Oct 13, 2011
Only 59% leave permanently or for an extended period? That is disappointing. Still, as the Jesuits said, "give me a boy under 7..." And sometimes there is emotional pressure to stay.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6 Oct 13, 2011
EdSed wrote:
Only 59% leave permanently or for an extended period? That is disappointing. Still, as the Jesuits said, "give me a boy under 7..." And sometimes there is emotional pressure to stay.
Better than only 20% or only 10%... I'll take 59%.

As the next generation unfolds, that value will grow as well.

Eventually, all that will be left will be a tiny minority; just as we have with Zeus worshipers-- I've no doubt that somewhere on the planet, someone thinks Zeus is still a worthy god...

;)

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