Do Americans lie about attending church services?
Would it surprise you to know that people lie about whether or not they attend the regularly scheduled services of their church or synagogue? Of all things to be dishonest about in the whole fabric of life, why would someone not want to tell the truth about going to church? Read the story here.
Evangelists have always taken the brunt of the numbers' jokes. If a man was known to exaggerate his church attendance or offering numbers, it was said that he spoke "evangelistically" of his feats. Some leading pastors were known to count attendance that included groups meeting in schools, union halls and schools along with those meeting in the church buildings.I believe it! I would dare say there are only 3-5 families that attend church on our street of about 20 homes. I remember when I attended Samford University that students would come to lunch on Sunday dressed as if they went to church when in reality most of them had just gotten up from partying all night. Churches wouldn't lie about their attendance would they? ;)
posted by Kevin Bussey at 5/16/2006 11:03:00 AM