With increased scientific discoveries and the actions of extreme groups that claim to be Christian, many feel as though the Christian faith is not logical and in turn, teachings from parents to their children does not place as much emphasis on faith and beliefs. In recent years, support for Christianity and the valuing of the lessons that it teaches has been decreasing. Both within families themselves and among society as a whole, Christianity’s former positive reputation has been diminishing. There has been a rising number of recent public events that have created much discomfort and contempt towards those participating in them. These events consist of extreme groups or individuals who are committing crimes or immoral acts, exclaiming that they are doing so in the name of God. Because of these events, much of the public sees the Christian faith as one that is unaccepting and teaches poor morals. This causes many to avoid involvement in the Christian faith and have a more negative view of it. As scientific discoveries increase, more information about the history of the world, as well as how it works, creates less surety about the works of a god described by the Bible. Theories, such as creation of the earth, evolution of animals, and of man developing from more primitive beings like apes bring into question many of the beliefs proposed by Christianity. These include one all-powerful god creating man and animals as well as forming the earth. These continual discoveri...
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...more honest society that consists of people who are provided the freedom to have faith, or lack thereof, in any way that they desire. This is a key component of a healthy society because if one cannot express one’s individual freedoms and beliefs, one consequently becomes oppressed. In addition to the diminishing pressure to be a part of Christianity is the lessening of discrimination of those who do not fit into this particular belief system. This is beneficial because it allows for more equality and a society that is more accepting of its people. The receding of Christian influence allows for these results to be produced.
Even though the weakening of what was a strong Christian faith allows for individuality and less discrimination, the diminishing of it ultimately results in the lack of a powerful societal moral system, optimistic outlook, and spiritual community.
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