Is christianity slowly dying?

I'm a Dutch guy. Not many people over here are Christian and the ones who are, are mainly elderly. It's pretty much the same in many other European countries. This used to be quite different not even that long ago. Is Christianity slowly dying? What do you think?

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  • I honestly hope so, the fundies in my family and in the broader community in the south are driving me insane.

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  • Im young and have recently converted to Catholicism despite not being raised in a religious household and I know of many other people like me who have grown tired of the modern world and it’s lack of spirituality and meaning and who have found God especially in a world that becomes more and more mixed and loses more of its culture everyday

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    • Good for you man, glad you found your way :)

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    • I'm happy for you! I also met God young and am from a non-religious background. I think our five senses and the material world are absolutely glorious things, but gorge yourself on that glory unreservedly, and they make you sick rather than well. They aren't the be-all-and-end-all. They point beyond themselves.

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    • Praise God! 😇🙏🏻🕊🌹💓

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  • Meh, I've got a weird appreciation for religion nowadays. The idea of giving yourself to something greater than you and trying to hold yourself to that thing much greater than yourself on a daily basis seems quite honourable compared to the barrage of hedonism and grossness that seems to be the norm nowadays.

    I somewhat wish I had the capacity to believe in the mythical idea of the big bearded man in the sky looking out for us but I know I never will. Shame, I think I'd be more content with how things are in the world if I had those beliefs to fall back on.

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  • After one visit to Tik Tok & I believe many would benefit from a trip to church.

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  • Every religion is

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  • We won't be relying on Jesus for long.

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  • I dont think so. Atleast not where I live. Id say 90% of the people I know believe Jesus was the son of God.

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  • Jesus is my Lord, and Savior!

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  • Yes, unfortunately it's dying.

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  • What exactly is Christianity? Most of the modern "Christian" churches are not teaching or practicing what Christ in the bible, and the bible, teaches. In my opinion they are more about power and control than actual religion.

    A minority of "Christian" churches teach much closer to the kind of "Christianity" that is in the bible.

    I do see some evidence that the younger generation is seeing through the hypocrisy of many of the modern "Christian" churches... and I hope that they do in fact slowly die off.

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  • Im a reformed Jew, but dont really believe in God. I dont personally need religion to teach me good family values and morality. But to each their own.

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  • I think the gays and liberals are slowly taking over. I can not say I hate the gay agenda though, gays are lovely

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  • The democratic party is driving their socialist agenda.

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  • Christianity seems to be doing fine around here. My church is chock full of people and all the other churches seem to be doing fine. I noticed a lot of businesses go under, but never churches. Sometimes old retail buildings get converted into churches.

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  • Yeah, it's slowly being taken over by the ancient astronaut theory.

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  • I think the number of adherents to all forms of Christianity will eventually decrease - and this is in line with Christianity's teaching about itself (Matthew 24:1-13, Luke 18:8).

    But if at the end of human civilization (brought about via nuclear apocalypse, collision with a satellite, climate change, or something else entirely) it conspires that humanity really is resurrected and judged and Christ really is God, it won't matter how many self-identifying Christians will still be around. A phenomenon either is, or it isn't.

    A head count of the number of people who believe in God, won't influence whether he is real or not.

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  • Depends on what you call christianity. Pure Catholicism is on the downward angle, though other forms of protestantism are steadily increasing.

    In my opinion christianity is way better than islam so I hope that christianity is winning vs them at least.

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    • True Catholicism is growing, it seems, though not by much. I believe "Pure Catholicism" as you call it is shrinking because of their abandonment of previous teachings, irritating traditionalists, but their acceptance of Protestant dogma doesn't increase the number of converts from Protestantism, since the Protestants believe they are fine where they are.

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      • I sometimes wish I could move to Birmingham, Alabama, and work at EWTN!

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        • My mother was converted from non-denominational to Novus Ordo Catholicism by EWTN, and I think it paved her way to seeing the true Church.

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        • Is it palatable for middle-of-the-road Anglicans? I listen to quite a lot of Catholic stuff from my local area to get in touch with the culturally 'native' Christianity of the country where I am. It resembles the kind of faith I already have, better than various forms of Catholicism I've come into contact with in England. The people in Southern Europe don't go out of their way to not look like protestants; they just live out their faith and try their best to love Christ and honour Scripture, and exist. Is American Catholic media/culture like that?

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          • In the states Anglicans, and Episcopalians are are not that different from Catholics. It's the Fundamentalists that say stupid things about Catholicism that really bother ne.

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            • Yeah, the Fundamentalists who do that really grate on me too - no matter what tradition of Christianity they come from.

              I don't like the label 'Fundamentalist' as a catch-all for 'obnoxious extremists' though because the word originally designated a specific protestant group, and I've met some 'contemporary' ones who identify with the tradition, and they're really well-meaning people. There is a belief amongst some of them that Catholics are not 'true' members of the body of Christ, but although this Catholic-Protestant tension cuts deeply and historically, there are quite a number of protestant groups they don't think are legitimate, either (I mean, even groups that respect the Trinity and don't ride roughshod over the Apostles' Creed). I've got a Traditionalist Latin rite Catholic priest as my cousin (same strand of Catholicism as our brother Clunk42), and he ironically believes similar things about Protestants, but loves me at the same time. His hugs are the best. They're not all obnoxious about it. At their worst, these Fundamentalists have reminded me of the figure of the embarrassing uncle at the Christmas get-together...

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        • Hahaha!

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