We've experienced in our church, and in our whole town, an attitude I can only describe as a welfare mentality. People don't seem to have any desire to do anything for themselves or even think for themselves. At church, the attitude is "I'm here, now entertain me while I watch and complain and criticize." In town, the attitude is much the same. It's like everyone is complacent with no desire to learn, to try, to change for the better, to do. . .anything. I think our town's mantra is "I'm bored." Where did this laziness come from? How do we combat it? I do NOT believe we as Christians should have to turn cartwheels and stand on our heads to get people to think for themselves or to get them interested in learning, not only about God, but about ANYTHING. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions from those of you who have experienced this. Beating our heads against a brick wall gets old, but God has not yet released us from this place.