SermonIndex Audio Sermons
Image Map
Discussion Forum : News and Current Events : In UK: Young turning to horoscopes

Print Thread (PDF)

PosterThread
sermonindex
Moderator



Joined: 2002/12/11
Posts: 37637
"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

Online!
 In UK: Young turning to horoscopes

[img]https://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]

Young people have more faith in mysticism than in the Church and the Bible, according to research which suggests a revival of the "Age of Aquarius".

Nearly two thirds of 18- to 24-year-olds believe in the power of horoscopes, compared to just over a third who swear by the Bible, a survey of 3,000 people has found.

While over-45s remain loyal to the Bible, with 71 per cent saying they believed in it, half of those under 45 years old prefer giving credence to astrology.

People in Northern Ireland were the most attached to the Bible, with 92 per cent saying they regarded it as an article of faith, compared with just 16 per cent who turned to horoscopes. In the North-East, however, only 28 per cent said they were confident in the Bible. The findings, conducted for the FX television channel, will refuel concerns among Church leaders about an emerging interest among young people in New Age beliefs and fringe religious movements such as Kabbalah, which has attracted celebrities like the singer Madonna.

A Church of England spokesman said: "Horoscopes are fine for a bit of fun and entertainment, but if you take them seriously, they are very dangerous. The Church is aware of its difficulties in reaching young people, and is looking at new ways of attracting them away from misleading concepts like astrology and towards the message of God and the Bible."


_________________
SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2004/9/18 12:24Profile
crsschk
Member



Joined: 2003/6/11
Posts: 9192
Santa Clara, CA

 Re: In UK: Young turning to horoscopes

Quote:
A Church of England spokesman said: "Horoscopes are fine for a bit of fun and entertainment, but if you take them seriously, they are very dangerous.



Using that logic I guess it's also OK to play on the freeway as long as you are wearing Nike's...
What an absurd statement

[i]Isa 47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from the things that shall come upon thee.
Isa 47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: it shall not be a coal to warm at, nor a fire to sit before.[/i]


_________________
Mike Balog

 2004/9/19 7:58Profile





©2002-2020 SermonIndex.net
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Affiliate Disclosure | Privacy Policy