Christianity Facing Extinction? Wow. Cool.

An article in The Telegraph warns:

Christianity at risk of dying out in a generation, warns Lord Carey

I know this is disturbing and serious from the point of view of Lord Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, but from mine, it’s heartening and funny.

Christianity is just a “generation away from extinction” in Britain unless churches make a dramatic breakthrough in attracting young people back to the faith, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has warned.

Clergy are now gripped by a “feeling of defeat”, congregations are worn down by “heaviness” while the public simply greets both with “rolled eyes and a yawn of boredom”, he said.


As I have repeated many times in the past we are one generation away from extinction. We have to give cogent reasons to young people why the Christian faith is relevant to them.

That’s gonna be difficult, sir. We’ve seen what the Christian faith has done in the past and, well, we have other things on our minds now. Like, you know, reality.

  • Lawrence Mahmood

    It’s ironic that Carey, of all people, says this. He’s on the vanguard of cantankerous, reactionary old arseholes who help make the church look irrelevant.

  • lmern

    I find their vain attempts to stay ‘relevant’ for younger generations quite hilarious. Like introducing micro brewed beer into the churches, and more laid back and ‘hip’ pastors/congregations.

    Like Colbert said, the biggest mistake Religion made was opening the scriptures to multiple interpretations. When they water that shit down to be palatable for younger people, they’re really compromising because they know the scary parts don’t appeal to people anymore. That’s as good as saying, “Look, we know most of this is bullshit, but you should still give us money and be afraid of hell, ok?”

    Good bye and good riddance.