Re: Re: Are christians becoming a minority?
|Originally posted by pugmadmama
I think Christians have had a strangle hold on American political policy for so long that to lose even a little of that influence is causing a panic in some Chrisitian communities.
Unfortunately too true.
I wish being Christian didn't automatically lump me into conservative, backwards-looking politics, but reality is my being Christian unfortunately advances some of these policies b/c the policy-makers assume my religious views (as the "majority") are the same as their politicals ones since apparently I'm on their side.
Shows me I need to be more vocal with my views - I do admit this is not popular in most Christian circles and if I bring it up (even with my dh - who USED to be die-hard Democrat until he became a Christian - the irony does not escape me, but it does him...) I'm pretty much just stared at or attacked b/c my background is Canadian. I'm pretty fringe here b/c I drink organic milk - we're not even talking soymilk.
I would also say there's a big difference between being culturally Christian and being actively Christian. Unfortunately, most times being actively Christian does not mean advancing Christian ideals - more like advancing Republican ideals.
So, do I think Christians are becoming a minority? - I have no idea, but I DO know that lots of forward-thinking Christians have disassociated themselves from the church b/c they can't live with the assumptions people of all sides make and the stranglehold they feel - I think that's a shame b/c isn't change first made from within (in this case the church body itself)?
Sorry to be such a freakin' pessimist, it's just discouraging to reminded that my religion automatically means that many people think of certain political policies (and rightly so b/c it is unfortunately too true!)...but also a good reminder...