reblog: Why Are Christians Leaving the Church? Turns Out It’s the Churches’ Fault

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You should check out this post from Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta.

It’s a rundown from a Christian author as to why church attendance among young people is declining.

The book he references is called, “You Lost Me,” by David Kinnaman.

It appears brainwashing isn’t working as well as it used to.

What, with all the sources of information available and all, why would church attendance increase? Common sense should be the culprit for church attendance decline, but we’ll settle for information dissemination.

Anyway, check out the post here.

Here are the six reasons that Hemant posted from the book:

  1. The Church is too insular — They tell you everything outside the church is bad and wrong… even though young people know that’s not the case.
  2. Church isn’t important, relevant, or interesting to the younger generation.
  3. Christians are too anti-science.
  4. Christians are sex-negative, wrongly pushing abstinence-only education and avoiding frank discussions about sex.
  5. Christianity is too “exclusive” — you’re either one of them or you’re the enemy.
  6. Christians are hostile to those who doubt any part of the faith.

Those aren’t all the reasons in the book, but they are the ones that Hemant pulled out.

We all know the real reason why church is in decline … it’s because a little red man, with horns, hooves and a pitchfork has tempted the kids away … with his magical powers.

Isn’t it obvious?

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