I like what he said about the decline of christianity/values beginning when parents stopped passing their faith on to their children.
This is so true, and I am so guilty. May we all come to our senses and get it right!
I think why a lot of parents don't do it anymore is because they're afraid their kids will rebel against their faith(s) and eventually start "hating" it and doing the things they don't want them to do.
So, instead of going through all the trouble they don't teach them anything about God and such.
It's just my personal assumption.
But then agian it goes both ways......You can see that some religions almost seem like its a brain washing that we are brought up a certain way. You can definatly claim this about Christianity. Sometimes people put to much pressure then we run into the problem of was a saved because of my decition or someone elses?
Soccerman, can you clarify a little? I think I lost you here.
What im trying to say is, parents of all religions want there children to be that religion BECAUSE of the after life aspect of it.
I personaly believe that every person was made (by God) to yearn to know whats after this life, or maybe its the holy spirit, who am i to say?
But anyway, i think that chirstians sometimes need to instead of pressure there kids into accepting chirst (then its not from there heart aka they dont get saved) they need to preach, yes. But also they need to leave it up to the child and God for that desition to be made, not force it.
I can deffinatly see that a chirstian parent doesnt want to have there kid sent to hell, but it has to be a personal decition by the kid and christ wether they are to be saved or not.....
Does this make more sense?