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Christianity's Decline

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In America

OCTOBER 17, 2019

In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace


The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009.

Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in 2009. And one-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009. Meanwhile, all subsets of the religiously unaffiliated population – a group also known as religious “nones” – have seen their numbers swell. Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults, up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009. Members of non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult population.

https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/






Down 12% in just 10 years. Wow.
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  • ElCidElCid Roman Catholic PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 23
    As foretold in scripture:

    2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)

    The Great Apostasy

    2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of [b]sin is revealed, the son of perdition,  4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits [c]as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

    Luke 18 New King James Version (NKJV)

    The Parable of the Persistent Widow

    6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

    Satanic forces will increase in the last days.  This is not a 'wow' nor an article to score points against Christians but an expected fulfillment of PROPHECY among the faithful.

  • hsusonhsuson Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 23

    Even in Europe, few people go to mass.

    Mostly you see in church are the OFW Pinoys praying for a better life.

    The advanced Science-based countries have found less and less need for a primitive religion.
  • TrollmeisterTrollmeister B?nned for trolling PEX PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    hsuson said:

    Even in Europe, few people go to mass.

    Mostly you see in church are the OFW Pinoys praying for a better life.

    The advanced Science-based countries have found less and less need for a primitive religion.
    Kaya nga naghari ang Anal Sex ng mga Bakla eh!   :rofl:  :rofl:

  • TrollmeisterTrollmeister B?nned for trolling PEX PEx Veteran ⭐⭐

    Down 12% in just 10 years. Wow.

    Kawawa naman ang mga Atheistang Bakla,  mas darami pa ang magkakaroon ng AIDS   :rofl:   :rofl:  
  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    In the Philippines,


    “The 24-point decline in Catholics’ weekly church attendance from 1991 to 2017 is highly significant, statistically speaking,” it noted.

    Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/978873/only-41-of-catholics-go-to-church-weekly-sws#ixzz63BZehUsU 
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  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited October 23
    The proportion of those who attend religious services weekly was highest among Muslims at 98 percent, followed by Other Christians (defined as Christians other than Catholics and Iglesia Ni Cristo) at 67 percent, members of Iglesia Ni Cristo at 58 percent, and Catholics at 41 percent,” the SWS said in a media release.

    Read more: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/978873/only-41-of-catholics-go-to-church-weekly-sws#ixzz63BifZAhh
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    INC attendance is much lower than expected. I assumed it was around 95% since they are so strict with attendance.

    Muslims are still far more religious at an incredible 98% weekly attendance rate.


  • KidlatNgayonKidlatNgayon Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Asan ang PROOF mo tungkol sa sinabi mo sa INC, asan ang link na nagsasabi ng sinabi mo? :D   
  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Asan ang PROOF mo tungkol sa sinabi mo sa INC, asan ang link na nagsasabi ng sinabi mo? :D   

    Its there. Here it is again:

    https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/978873/only-41-of-catholics-go-to-church-weekly-sws#ixzz63BifZAhh
  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    In Latin America,


    The decline of Catholicism in Latin America

    The decline of Catholicism in Latin America has been dramatic. Just fifty years ago, in 1970, South America was 92 per cent Catholic, and they lived out their lives as Catholics even though most of them were not regular church-goers. But, following the trend after half a century of precipitous decline, Latin America, currently home to 39 per cent of the world’s 1.3 billion faithful, will no longer be majority Catholic by 2030.

    https://bccatholic.ca/voices/msgr-pedro-lopez-gallo/the-decline-of-catholicism-in-latin-america



    According to a global survey conducted in 2011, 16% of the population has no religion

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion_in_Latin_America



  • ElCidElCid Roman Catholic PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 25
    Dahil nga ayon sa biblia dadami mga kampon ni SATANAS sa mga huling araw:

    4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24

    So what you are saying is actually prophesied in scripture.

  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ElCid said:
    Dahil nga ayon sa biblia dadami mga kampon ni SATANAS sa mga huling araw:

    4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24

    So what you are saying is actually prophesied in scripture.


    However "wicked" you may think this world is, these modern times are still the most humane periods in the entire history of mankind. 
  • ElCidElCid Roman Catholic PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 25
    logitext said:
    ElCid said:
    Dahil nga ayon sa biblia dadami mga kampon ni SATANAS sa mga huling araw:

    4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24

    So what you are saying is actually prophesied in scripture.


    However "wicked" you may think this world is, these modern times are still the most humane periods in the entire history of mankind. 
    Again, no thanks to atheists since it was largely through the effort of theists who drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which made this modern world 'the most humane period in the entire history of mankind'.  This was the reaction to the genocide and mass murder during the 20th which was perpetrated mostly by ATHEIST REGIMES i.e. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Mao etc.  We are actually at war with those kinds of wickedness up to this time when atheists regimes still violate human rights by harvesting human organs and selling them for a profit worldwide.
  • hsusonhsuson Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 25

    Kawawa naman ang mga Atheistang Bakla,  mas darami pa ang magkakaroon ng AIDS   :rofl:   :rofl:  

    Catholic nun arrested for sexual abuse of poor, deaf children.

    Sila ang walang awa, diyos-diyosan lang pala eh.

     :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:
  • TrollmeisterTrollmeister B?nned for trolling PEX PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    hsuson said:

    Sila ang walang awa, diyos-diyosan lang pala eh.

     :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

    yung t1t1 mo naman ang walang awa sa mga pwetzkie!   :rofl:  :rofl:  
  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    edited October 25
    ElCid said:

     This was the reaction to the genocide and mass murder during the 20th which was perpetrated mostly by ATHEIST REGIMES i.e. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Mao etc.  

    No its not, stop trying to reinvent history:



    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War.

    https://www.un.org/en/sections/universal-declaration/history-document/index.html




    And also, your Catholic Church kissed Hitler's God-blessed A-SS:






  • ElCidElCid Roman Catholic PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited October 29
    How can we support Hitler when he is killing catholics left and right?  Again you display an appalling ignorance of recent history:
    The Roman Catholic Church suffered persecution in Nazi Germany. The Nazis claimed jurisdiction over all collective and social activity and the party leadership hoped to dechristianize Germany in the long term. Clergy were watched closely, and frequently denounced, arrested and sent to concentration camps. Welfare institutions were interfered with or transferred to state control. Catholic schools, press, trade unions, political parties and youth leagues were eradicated. Anti-Catholic propaganda and "morality" trials were staged. Monasteries and convents were targeted for expropriation. Prominent Catholic lay leaders were murdered, and thousands of Catholic activists were arrested.

    In all, an estimated one third of German priests faced some form of reprisal in Nazi Germany and 400 German priests were sent to the dedicated Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration Camp. Persecution of the Church in Germany was at its most severe in the annexed Polish regions. Here the Nazis set about systematically dismantling the Church and most priests were murdered, deported or forced to flee. Of the 2,720 clergy imprisoned at Dachau from Germany and occupied territories, 2,579 (or 94.88%) were Catholic.

    In the 1920s and 1930s, Catholic leaders made a number of attacks on Nazi ideology and the main Christian opposition to Nazism had come from the Catholic Church.[7] German bishops energetically denounced its "false doctrines".[8] They warned Catholics against Nazi racism and some dioceses banned membership of the Nazi Party, while the Catholic press criticized the Nazi movement.[9] In his history of the German Resistance, Hamerow wrote:[10]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_persecution_of_the_Catholic_Church_in_Germany

    When will you ever support your arguments with facts and not with propaganda and with just one picture? lol. You must be kidding big time.  We made society more humane with our contribution with the drafting of the UDHR.  You made society worse by your introduction of industrialized genocide and mass murder.

  • logitextlogitext PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ElCid said:
    How can we support Hitler when he is killing catholics left and right?  Again you display an appalling ignorance of recent history:
    The Roman Catholic Church suffered persecution in Nazi Germany. The Nazis claimed jurisdiction over all collective and social activity and the party leadership hoped to dechristianize Germany in the long term. Clergy were watched closely, and frequently denounced, arrested and sent to concentration camps. Welfare institutions were interfered with or transferred to state control. Catholic schools, press, trade unions, political parties and youth leagues were eradicated. Anti-Catholic propaganda and "morality" trials were staged. Monasteries and convents were targeted for expropriation. Prominent Catholic lay leaders were murdered, and thousands of Catholic activists were arrested.

    In all, an estimated one third of German priests faced some form of reprisal in Nazi Germany and 400 German priests were sent to the dedicated Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration Camp. Persecution of the Church in Germany was at its most severe in the annexed Polish regions. Here the Nazis set about systematically dismantling the Church and most priests were murdered, deported or forced to flee. Of the 2,720 clergy imprisoned at Dachau from Germany and occupied territories, 2,579 (or 94.88%) were Catholic.

    In the 1920s and 1930s, Catholic leaders made a number of attacks on Nazi ideology and the main Christian opposition to Nazism had come from the Catholic Church.[7] German bishops energetically denounced its "false doctrines".[8] They warned Catholics against Nazi racism and some dioceses banned membership of the Nazi Party, while the Catholic press criticized the Nazi movement.[9] In his history of the German Resistance, Hamerow wrote:[10]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_persecution_of_the_Catholic_Church_in_Germany

    When will you ever support your arguments with facts and not with propaganda and with just one picture? lol. You must be kidding big time.  We made society more humane with our contribution with the drafting of the UDHR.  You made society worse by your introduction of industrialized genocide and mass murder.



    Kershaw wrote that while "detestation of Nazism was overwhelming within the Catholic Church" it did not preclude church leaders approving of areas of government policy, particularly, where Nazism "blended into 'mainstream' national aspirations"—like support for "patriotic" foreign policy, or war aims, obedience to state authority (where this did not contravene divine law); and destruction of atheistic Marxism and Soviet Bolshevism. Traditional Christian anti-Judaism was "no bulwark" against Nazi biological antisemitism. On these issues "the churches as institutions fell on uncertain grounds", and opposition was generally left to fragmented and largely individual efforts.[282] According to Shirer, the Catholic hierarchy in Germany first tried to co-operate with the Nazi Government, but by 1937 had become highly disillusioned

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_Nazi_Germany#Catholic_adaptation_to_Nazism




  • lordlapulapulordlapulapu PEx Rookie ⭐
    logitext said:
    In America

    OCTOBER 17, 2019

    In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace


    The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009.

    Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in 2009. And one-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009. Meanwhile, all subsets of the religiously unaffiliated population – a group also known as religious “nones” – have seen their numbers swell. Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults, up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009. Members of non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult population.

    https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/






    Down 12% in just 10 years. Wow.

    From the beginning our Lord confirmed that:

    "small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" - Matthew 7:14


    Kaya miski mukhang maraming Kristiyano sa ngayon, sa totoo lang kakaunti lang doon ang tunay na maliligtas!

  • lordlapulapulordlapulapu PEx Rookie ⭐
    logitext said:

    Mukhang marami-rami na rin ang nagigising sa INC na kulto ito kayat mga tinatamad na rin magsimba sa kanila! :lol:
  • ElCidElCid Roman Catholic PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    logitext said:
    ElCid said:
    How can we support Hitler when he is killing catholics left and right?  Again you display an appalling ignorance of recent history:
    The Roman Catholic Church suffered persecution in Nazi Germany. The Nazis claimed jurisdiction over all collective and social activity and the party leadership hoped to dechristianize Germany in the long term. Clergy were watched closely, and frequently denounced, arrested and sent to concentration camps. Welfare institutions were interfered with or transferred to state control. Catholic schools, press, trade unions, political parties and youth leagues were eradicated. Anti-Catholic propaganda and "morality" trials were staged. Monasteries and convents were targeted for expropriation. Prominent Catholic lay leaders were murdered, and thousands of Catholic activists were arrested.

    In all, an estimated one third of German priests faced some form of reprisal in Nazi Germany and 400 German priests were sent to the dedicated Priest Barracks of Dachau Concentration Camp. Persecution of the Church in Germany was at its most severe in the annexed Polish regions. Here the Nazis set about systematically dismantling the Church and most priests were murdered, deported or forced to flee. Of the 2,720 clergy imprisoned at Dachau from Germany and occupied territories, 2,579 (or 94.88%) were Catholic.

    In the 1920s and 1930s, Catholic leaders made a number of attacks on Nazi ideology and the main Christian opposition to Nazism had come from the Catholic Church.[7] German bishops energetically denounced its "false doctrines".[8] They warned Catholics against Nazi racism and some dioceses banned membership of the Nazi Party, while the Catholic press criticized the Nazi movement.[9] In his history of the German Resistance, Hamerow wrote:[10]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_persecution_of_the_Catholic_Church_in_Germany

    When will you ever support your arguments with facts and not with propaganda and with just one picture? lol. You must be kidding big time.  We made society more humane with our contribution with the drafting of the UDHR.  You made society worse by your introduction of industrialized genocide and mass murder.



    Kershaw wrote that while "detestation of Nazism was overwhelming within the Catholic Church" it did not preclude church leaders approving of areas of government policy, particularly, where Nazism "blended into 'mainstream' national aspirations"—like support for "patriotic" foreign policy, or war aims, obedience to state authority (where this did not contravene divine law); and destruction of atheistic Marxism and Soviet Bolshevism. Traditional Christian anti-Judaism was "no bulwark" against Nazi biological antisemitism. On these issues "the churches as institutions fell on uncertain grounds", and opposition was generally left to fragmented and largely individual efforts.[282] According to Shirer, the Catholic hierarchy in Germany first tried to co-operate with the Nazi Government, but by 1937 had become highly disillusioned

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_Nazi_Germany#Catholic_adaptation_to_Nazism

    Because unknown to you because of your ignorance of history, Hitler and the Nazi party was part of a democratic Republic early on that's why you can find church cooperation with the government at that particular period.  

    Germany's Government Timeline

    1919–30 Federal
    semi-presidential
    constitutional republic
    1930–33 De facto authoritarian
    presidential republic
    President 
    • 1919–1925
    Friedrich Ebert
    • 1925–1933
    Paul von Hindenburg
    Chancellor 
    • 1919 (first)
    Philipp Scheidemann
    • 1933 (last)
    Adolf Hitler


    You can always try and fail to discredit Christianity Logitext.  We are a greater for Good than you atheist will ever be for the world.  A world dominated by atheists would probably lead to more abortions, more organ harvesting and organs for sale, more torture, more unexplained disappearances, more killing fields and more human rights violations just like what is happening now in the People's Republic of China.  

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