After lately studying a study around the book ‘Unchristian: Exactly what a New Generation Really Considers Christianity: And Why It Matters’, there has been several questions that we feel need addressing.
The fundamental premise from the book is really a review made by the Barna Group study, which was done a couple of years back, which examines exactly what a more youthful generation consider Christianity. The research was centered on people ages 16 to forty one with particular concentrate on the more youthful finish of this spectrum, between 16 and 0. The concept ended up being to discover what these youthful people considered Christianity and it is various values and just what kind of everyone was Christian believers. The youthful individuals question were also labelled as ‘outsiders’, which meant they’d whether non-Christian upbringing, or had be introduced up Christian but had since moved from the church perfectly into a more secular lifestyle. The sights of those outsiders ended up being in comparison towards the sights of individuals of the similar age who’d gone to live in, or continued to be within the belief.
The research was partially carried out to deal with the loss of church membership by youthful people. This isn’t however a purely Christian phenomenon. All religious values have falling figures of more youthful people. This new enlightenment has, for me, been introduced on and exacerbated through the digital revolution. Individuals are now discussing information more readily and being available to more worldly sights, which frequently exclude religion.
It states that of those interviewed, 55% were built with a bad or horrible impression of Christian believers. They deemed it had become a really negative religion, selecting to pay attention to things that they thought were wrong and sinful, as opposed to a better message.
Additionally they believed that Christian believers were excessively worried about morality and considered them as very judgemental. It was maintained by 53% from the followers saying yes that Christian believers were very judgemental.
Many questions were also elevated about double standards and hypocrisy. Lots of people felt that individuals within the church brought a really ‘do when i do and never when i say’ lifestyle that was very disagreeable and essentially morally wrong.