Friday, November 16, 2007

Things that I have been thinking about...

1) Why has there been a huge increase in hits to my site involving the picture of "Mr Clean" from about a year ago?

2) How did a song from The Sound of Music, "My Favorite Things," become a Christmas song? And when did it happen?

3) I also think we need to be not only aware, but active about the recent Barna Poll which talked about the increasing dissatisfaction in Christianity in those 16-29 years old. The people said "present-day Christianity is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%), and too involved in politics (75%)." Now, we can say that this just represents the fundimentalists, but when I call myself a Christian, I get grouped in with this stereotype.

So, how do we change this view? I think one way is to come out of the closet about our faith! Can being an out and proud Christian be any harder than being an out and proud GLBT person? If we can handle social ostricism for being gay, why can't we handle being an out Christian?

Just thinking.


Anonymous said...

I am not at all surprised by the results of the poll. Actually it helps to reaffirm my faith in the next generation.

Wayne said...

I'd say the poll hit it on the head! Not to be mean, but "most" religions(especially Catholic) are exactly like this! And way to involved in politics!

Ur-spo said...

best way to help this is for Christians to LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Gandhi once said on Christianity -

"I like their Christ. but i don't like the Christians. they are so not like Christ".

Anonymous said...

I don't know why "Favorite Things" is a Christmas song, but I do know we need some new ones.