Thursday, April 29, 2010

Without a central core, doctrine can wander

[Why Christianity Must Adapt -- Or Perish Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2010
Alex Wilhelm is it better to fit the church and Christianity to the world, thus keeping the faith relevant, or is it better to mold the world to the faith? … whether the religion should fit the culture or the other way about… This, of course, is why Brian D. McLaren is on the right path in his most recent work A New Kind of Christianity
Freedom to practice religion as one wishes implies less central homogeneity among Christians. Without a central core, doctrine can wander. Once you have the freedom to leave to find a better-fitting sect, start your own, or just stop practicing all together, it becomes much more difficult to corral a society… 
If the number of non-believers doubles again in 50 years, then by around 2050, the United States will be a majority non-religious country. Clearly, if Christianity seeks to not only stay relevant but viable, it must adapt. The proof is in the numbers; Christianity is suffering.]

So, expect rise in the number of Savitri Erans. [TNM]

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