I’ve got lots of friends on Facebook (ok, 108 seems like a lot to me), who hold many different spiritual perspectives, so I’m asking the question: What is wrong with Christianity? And yes, I really, truly am looking for responses!
What do I mean? I’ve just spent the past 90 minutes reading several different Christian leadership blogs that posit different perspectives on why people are rejecting Christianity in our nation. This is a real phenomenon, and Christian leaders are concerned about it, but can’t agree on why people are rejecting it. The arguments span the entire spectrum, and I’m at a loss for legitimate answers (I’m sure the problem is complex enough that there’s more than one reason). While our culture is more spiritual than it has been in generations, fewer and fewer people in the US are Christian, or claim to follow the teachings of Jesus.
Here’s my very sincere request: In the spirit of the quote at the top of this page, I really want to understand. I’m not asking to start a debate, or to try to start a dialog so I can proselytize. No tricks, no traps, honest. I really want to know: What is it about Christianity that turns you away (assuming you’re not actively following Christ)? I sincerely ask, because I desperately want to understand, and I just don’t get it. I’m admittedly late to the party (as a follower of Christ), but I’ve studied Christianity, and it makes sense to me. I don’t understand why it doesn’t to others. And I’d really appreciate it if you’d help me understand. So please, take a minute or two to comment. You can either reply to the blog (anonymously if you’d like), or as a comment on the Facebook thread, or even in a PM to me on Facebook. But I’d really appreciate some feedback.