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 Churchgoing on its knees


[b]Churchgoing on its knees[/b]


Church attendance in Britain is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers will be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation, research published today suggests.

The fall - from the four million people who attend church at least once a month today - means that the Church of England, Catholicism and other denominations will become financially unviable. A lack of funds from the collection plate to support the Christian infrastructure, including church upkeep and ministers’ pay and pensions, will force church closures as ageing congregations die.

In contrast, the number of actively religious Muslims will have increased from about one million today to 1.96 million in 2035. ...

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 Re: Churchgoing on its knees

It wont be long and this will be true of America too.

Krispy

 2008/5/9 12:51
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Churchgoing on its knees


Church attendance in Britain is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers will be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation, research published today suggests.

The fall - from the four million people who attend church at least once a month today - means that the Church of England, Catholicism and other denominations will become financially unviable. A lack of funds from the collection plate to support the Christian infrastructure, including church upkeep and ministers’ pay and pensions, will force church closures as ageing congregations die.

In contrast, the number of actively religious Muslims will have increased from about one million today to 1.96 million in 2035. ...



Hopefully the british church will end up on its knees,


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 2008/5/9 13:21Profile
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Edit: We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. as has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion."



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