Thursday, January 18, 2007

Stopping the paganization of America

The following article can be found at WorldviewWeekend.Com

Stopping the paganization of America

When the paganization of America is reported in the New York Times, one begins to wonder if one needs a new pair of reading glasses.

On Oct. 6, 2006, Laurie Goodstein of the New York Times said that the number of Evangelical Christian teenagers could be declining rapidly from 35 percent among baby boomers to 4 percent among today's teenagers, "if current trends continue." The Times quoted many young Christians who had trouble keeping the faith in the midst of peer pressure, consumerism, cynicism, and lust inflamed by the mass media of entertainment.

In 1950, 70 percent of all British children had a working knowledge of the Bible. Now, it's about 4 percent. The children without a working knowledge of the Bible no longer understand the biblical perspective, Thou shalt not steal, lie, lust, etc., and are susceptible to the winds of every crazy belief system that comes along.

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