I want to believe, but what about the community of broken people.

I want to believe, but what about the community of broken people.

Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.5 billion followers. Still, despite its massive popularity, it is common to hear criticisms and complaints about religion, mainly from non-believers.

In 2007, Barna, a statistics organization, released a study on why non-believers do not attend church or participate in the Christian faith. They found it was not for evidential but moralistic reasons such as anti-homosexual, judgmental, and hypocritical beliefs (here are 6 new reasons young people reject the church).

Let's talk about the problem of hypocrisy and why anyone would align themselves with a faith filled with judgmental, hateful, and hypocritical individuals.

🫣 The First Step is Admitting It

Some of the charges against Christianity are true, and Christians must stop living in a personal ecosystem that denies their capacity for making bad decisions. This is especially true when religion becomes a systematized, standardized, and politicized organization that wields political and military power over others.

Christians must take responsibility for the institutions that carry the name of Jesus but also clarify that these institutions do not always reflect Jesus' teachings. Here is a great resource for how we do better.

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