Thursday, June 29, 2006

The joy of SPAM.


Every so often, I'm grateful that something gets through my SPAM filter:

Christianity in America Won't Survive Another Decade

Christianity in America won't survive another decade unless we do something now. This generation of teens is the largest in history and current trends show that only 4% will be evangelical believers by the time they become adults. Compare this with 34% of adults today who are evangelicals. We are on the verge of a catastrophe.

Imagine an America at 4%: Church attendance dwindles; Tithes and offerings are at an all time low; New church buildings sit empty; Life giving sermons go unheard; The role of a church leader becomes irrelevant...

And the actual downside would be ... ?

7 comments:

Canucklehead said...

Oh no, the Christian faith won't have that big of a market to sell St. Christopher medallions and Adventures in Odyssey videos to!
HORRORS!

Shannon said...

Oh my. Kids will learn to think for themselves and form their own beliefs and opinions. How catastrophic.

Zorpheous said...

Wow, they sure more worried about the money they will lose instead of like, you know, saving souls and doing good christian acts.

Alison said...

"If you believe, children, clap your hands. Don't let the Tinkerbell Sky Monster die."

Steve Watson said...

Evangelicalism (note how they assume that is the only form of Real Christianity) will drop to only 4% by 2016? We should be so lucky. Unfortunately, this sounds like a deliberate attempt to whip up alarm among the faithful. Would I be correct in guessing that the spammer went on to say something like: "...so send me money to prevent this from happening!" or "Support theocracy everyone will have to become a Christian!" ?

CC said...

You would be correct -- it was accompanied by a begging fund-raiser.

in a trance said...

Not a very good argument for someone trying to save Christianity by begging off from its faithful followers. Wonder what they're worried about (aside from the decrease in church collections) since it's almost certain that its presence in the community hardly makes any difference anymore. What's more, wouldn't these "fund-raising" emails teach people that "money is the answer to everything" and not a greater being, if he/she/it does indeed exist? Hmmm...