Impressive title, ain't it? :smilewinkgrin: Now for the topic. There seems to have been a major shift from generalized Christianity across the board to opposite extremes. No longer will the majority claim Christianity, and no longer will the majority of fundamentalist Christians accept a broad definition of it. On the other hand, obvious non-Christians are being accepted by the majority of non-fundamentalist Christians. Confusing? Here's the point. IMO, the majority of Christianity can be divided into two segments: 1. "do as we do or die" 2. "come have an experience" Neither one is good. The first drives people away with harsh rules, lack of true compassion, and an in-your-face mentality. They tend to leave out that we serve a God of love. They focus on self: do this right, live this way, look this way, and you'll be ok. The second gives a false sense of security by molly-coddling the new Christian and making Christianity a sugar-dipped pacifier instead of a reality. They tend to leave out that we serve a jealous God. They focus on self: how does Jesus make you feel, are you happy, just try to do as much as you're comfortable with and you'll be ok. I think that this extremism is something that has been planned, molded, and worked on by Satan and his angels for a long long time, and is now coming to reality. Both extremes make Christianity look silly. It's become a farce. Both sides have seen the world's view of Christianity and taken two different approaches: 1. Get defensive, separate yourself totally so they know where you stand, at all costs. 2. Mesh with them so they see we aren't so different, if we get in wtih them we have a better chance of leading them to Christ. But neither of them work. Both give a false sense of security. Neither embraces the balanced truth of Christianity. One pounds the foundation too far in, the other knocks it right out of the park. And Christianity falls. And the goal is accomplished. And we were part of that because we were too blinded by the enemy to see the right way. Is it too late to change it? Has it gone too far?