I don't think that's true Betty. While there is a falling away, I see many turning to Christ. Maybe they are the lukewarm just getting stronger in their faith. I'm not sure. Things are getting worse, no doubt about that.
I don't think one has anything to do with the other. Prayer won't prevent terrorism, nor will the absence of prayer exacerbate it. Terrorists hate America because we bomb their people, because we are prosperous, because they are not. There are greater hatreds at play.
How are you so sure more and more are turning away from prayer? I think prayer is actually on the increase while "organized religion" is on the decrease. To answer the question...terrorism was never about Religion to begin with. It all traces back to money. The people masterminding terrorist attacks brainwash their own people in the name of GOD, all while they are playing our stock market
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Not everyone who is Christian prays . The question posted implies only Christian prayers "work". For those that do believe in a diety or deities, I'm sure they would feel offended by this belief that only prayers to Jesus reach god/God. Religion plays a major role if not is THE major role in terrorism. The history of Christianity is filled with acts of terrorism and cruelty to fellow man, and yes it is also filled with many acts of kindness towards fellow man. Therefore what we are left with really are "people" and who they are as individuals. I just don't think it can be that simple. It would be great if it were, but it's not.
I'm not seeing what you're seeing I guess. I don't think the attacks on America are due to lack of prayers. It's due to hate, pure and simple. And we know where that comes from. If people would just chill and learn acceptance.... If only.
This is a complicated issue that involves everything from religion to economics.. What ever ones faith might be or economic position, we are all one people, living on one planet. Mans history and present condition has changed little when it comes to violence against others Be it by prayer or simply living a life of enlightened leadership in home and community... All is welcomed by me :)
Prayer doesn't do smack... People who risk their lives to protect citizens are the ones helping... If people decided that prayer was going to be their new means of war, I would take over the world with a plastic knife...
When we at last leave religion behind as the childish superstition it really is, there will be greater peace than we could ever hope for with disagreeing religious sects chucking weapons and destruction at each other. First step would be eliminating fanaticism. After all, no one kills others for not believing in Santa Claus. This must be happening, albeit slowly. After it becomes akin to throwing salt over your shoulder, we'll be safer. From other humans that is...
There is still the issue of automobiles. Much more dangerous!!
No. America's faith has very little to do with terrorist acts. Israel is attacked be cause of its close proximity to neighbors it's people historically have not got along with. Along with Isreal actions in Palestine. The US territory has only been attacked by legitimate terrorist organizations only once, 9/11. Most terrorists use religion as a funnel for their attacks, but their true cause is solely political