"Americans not only lack the time to attend church these days, they also
lack the time to even think about it."It's not just lack of
time. It's lack of desire of being disillusioned anymore.
".....Americans not only lack the time to attend church these days, they
also lack the time to even think about it."____________________That sounds like the bitter conclusion of a cynic. There are a lot of
things competing for our time and attention in the modern world but people are
as spiritual at heart as their ancestors who once quaked in churches out of fear
of the judgement of God, the disapproval of neighbors, or the chastisement of
clergy. Religion is only one part of a much larger universe of human
It is obvious the writer of this article has spent too much time in Utah and not
enough in the REAL world. I just moved here 3 weeks ago, and I can tell you
that Mr. Romney's religion has been a HUGE topic of discussion throughout
the campaign. I have worked on it for the past 2 years and almost every person
I have encountered has asked questions about his beliefs & eventually
embraced him as a candidate. There were billboards in some of the southern
states with a picture of Christ and a picture of Mitt that said, "If You Are
A Christian, Then Vote For Mitt!". These were paid for my other
denominations..not LDS.I also went on the campaign bus with about
600 other Utahn's to Vegas to help campaign for 5 days..up until election
day. I was ask at almost every door if I was a Mormon, and what my beliefs
were. They wanted to know more about Mitt and what he as a man stood for. It
WAS an issue, and he was respected for his beliefs. People told me this time,
and time again! He was a great example to the nation!
May be is time for Mormons to put their paranoia to rest and start accepting
that the world is not out to get them. Would be wonderful if the
LDS start looking to people who believe and practice things that are
"different" with indifference. May be you should not agree with Same Sex
marriage, but let it be for those who think is important for them. Just to give
RE: LValfre, It's lack of desire of being disillusioned anymore. True, but
there is hope from God in history.Revivals are seen as the restoration of
the church itself to a vital and fervent relationship with God after a period of
decline. Mass conversions of non-believers are viewed by church leaders as
having positive moral effects. Historians have different numbering
and dating systems. There were "Awakenings" around the years 1727, 1792,
1830, 1857, 1882 and 1904. More recent revivals include those of 1906 (Azusa
Street Revival), 1930s (Balokole), 1970s (Jesus people) and 1909 Chile Revival
which spread in the Americas, Africa, and Asia among Protestants and
Catholics.In the U.S. the Second Great Awakening (1800–30s)
was the second great religious revival in U.S. history and consisted of renewed
personal salvation experienced in revival meetings. Major leaders included
Asahel Nettleton, James Brainerd Taylor, Charles Grandison Finney, Lyman
Beecher, Barton Stone, Alexander Campbell, Peter Cartwright and James B. Finley
Among Christians, denomination doesn't matter as much as it once did. I see
that as a positive trend. That they may be one was the prayer of Jesus for his
I have to concur with Southernmiss. Perhaps it seems like a collective yawn
from Utah or from areas that are not particularly religious. In the south, this
has not been true - Mitt's religion was a major issue and otherwise
reliable Republican voters were unsure if they could support him.
I disagree with Southernmiss that he was a "great example" to the nation
for Mormonism. What can you take away from his example? That it's okay to
lie and say ANYTHING in order to win. Not much of an example, imho.
While apathy is better than hostile mobs attacking us it still show why America
is spiraling downward.Wake up America. Have some passion in life.
Turn off your tv's and get out.
I think what the author is referring to is the idea that "God is dead."
It swept through Europe a long time ago. He makes a fair argument in that Mitt
was never asked formally in a debate about his beliefs. I think this is
probably because it wasn't really pertinent to the debates. It isn't
so fair in that Mitt's religion was probably cleared up in a possibly more
appropriate environment. As for the people ragging on Mitt Romney's
integrity I think you're idea of honesty is a little skewed. You probably
voted for Obama who is currently trying sweep a very interesting Benghazi issue
under the rug in which anything but honesty has been the underlying principle
for dealing with the public at large.
Indifference is the ideal attitude to have toward religion.Ignore it
and hopefully, it will just disappear without causing anymore strife, suffering,
Scientist you know as you are intelligent guy that more deaths in world history
have come from leaders atheist than from conflicts related to religion.
Mormons need to hope that public opinon will not judge the LDS church by
Stay the course,Please provide proof of your claim.As
usual, the faithful spout off assertions with no evidence and no basis in