Because of Science, Christianity Survives
Science, the constant study of everything. Keyword being study. I didn’t say, “Science, the knowledge of everything.” I could have, but that would do science, and all of the scientists, a disservice in that it is the exact opposite of arrogance. Enter Christianity.
Science makes strides in our knowledge base daily.
Each and every day we are eons above where we were the day before. We’re learning at an incredible rate. Meanwhile, our Christian friends are regurgitating the same old information for hundreds of years. No change.
Christians are getting scared.
Hundreds of years ago, when religion was our only source of knowledge, science was just a hobby. Crazy old fools in a shed doubling as a chemistry set from RadioShack. Today, however, Science is starting to challenge religion and actually answer many of the questions long thought to be reserved for god. Not all, mind you. Remember, science?
Today, they’ve adopted an “if we can’t beat’em, join’em” mentality.
Most certainly due to some greedy churches spearheading the marketing of their church due to empty pews. It’s sink or swim time.
I recently had a debate in my hometown with some Christians.
It blew my mind at how fast they adapt. We were drinking coffee at Panera and one of them opened the discussion about the evolution of creationism.
They all professed that evolution is real, Darwinian Natural Selection is real, and that the Big Bang had some merit.
They didn’t subscribe to everything about all those topics of course, but it startled me that the “church” is starting to turn around.
The group was a young college group (21-29), and most were not conservatives, politically. They were all die-hard Christians, however. I really didn’t even know how to respond, because these are usually topics that we fight about, not agree upon.
I’m paraphrasing here, but they are kind of saying, “Yes, we’ve known that all along, we just didn’t give it a name.” Adopting scientific principals for their own as if to say, “We know that. Tell us something we don’t know.”
But, being the cynic I am (not really, just sounds good for this piece), I have to wonder if Christianity is morphing into a machine that’s capable of survival in a time when people are starting to wise up and look elsewhere for their answers.
Is Christianity evolving? If so, I think it should be applauded. It’s just sticking wallpaper over a dirty wall in the end, but they’re trying to bridge that gap. I think. What do you all make of this “movement.”For reference, I have not taken a poll or researched this at all. This group, for all I know, could be just another radical group with strong opinions who speak for all Christianity. That’s why THIS discussion needs to happen. Here.