My question is why isn't Christianity also evolving and actualising to factual sciences , psychologies and philosophies of thought and life that brought the progress that we are living into today since the times of "Illuminism" and that we continue to live? Don't you think that we should reinterpret traditions and actualise them to today's train of thought and proven factual biological realities of today? Does anyone else feel this way?
While it is true that we have made great strides in terms of science, technology, philosophy, etc., I don't think the human person
has significantly changed since the fall of Adam and Eve. All of these changes are in terms of how we get stuff done, how we build up the world around us, how we envision our future, but the human person is still the same. What is essential in the gospel addresses the human person, and then the world around him, because the gospel is about Christ, the one in whose image we are made.
How would you imagine a modern, current and actual Christianity to be?
I don't have to imagine it: the Orthodox Church.
Why do you think Christianity is sticking much to the conventional style and to old superseded motifs ?
Christianity is a revealed religion. By definition its essentials cannot change, even if its expression varies in different regions among different peoples. It's not a religion that you can make up as you go along.
Do you think it has to do with the refusal by exclusion to some (sadly) large group from a higher intelligence? An easier way to manipulate the masses? Why does Christianity continue to think of us in a mannipulative manner, and I mean here esspecially "Christian" countries (like Orthodox countries) , where Christianity is more or less (officially or unofficially) the religion adopted by the country?
I don't know what the first question means, and I don't take the presuppositions of your other questions as a given.
I've seem many people not taking this sort of clergy as authoritan . And mostly in our revolutional times of realisation , reason and progress, more and more people disconsider their authority. Esspecially intelligent people.
Do you think these people are rejecting the authority of the clergy because of their higher intelligence and reasoning capabilities? I think they reject it because they are distracted by their own desires. The gospel isn't exactly convenient or conducive to "the good life". Many times, I don't like the gospel at all. That has little to do with intelligence.
Because real authority must have a solid empirical ground. Real authority is more than something and it is a real empirical relation.
What does this mean?
Another question is why do some people still continue to regard this type of people as authoritative as long as they act like this? Don't you think our Christianity needs a reformation , and all religion ?
I need to become like Christ. Christ need not and ought not become like me. That would be a disaster. So would "reforming" Christianity. It's been tried before, it's called Protestantism, and it is partly responsible for the mess you think Christianity is in.
In the sense of actualising and purifying old traditions and harmonise the faith and culture of our ancestors, and find the most purest religion , reasonably actualised to the Reasonably motifs of our current times, that also helped produced the most amazing (creatively, inventively and discoverly) speaking progress in the history of human kind?
People in all times felt the need to return to the roots in all religions. So the historic religion has suffered some revolutional times, from the begginings of times. It seems to me current religion is incapable to answer to men's needs.
What do you think would answer men's needs? Actually, what are men's needs?
What do you say, sincerely inquiring and responding? I invite those who are unwilling to answer sincerly to stay out of it. This is an inquiry of sincerity and realness.
Why do you presume that people are not sincere in responding to your posts if they do not respond in the only way you think appropriate? If you want to dictate how people talk to you, you should probably start your own website, but we're all equal here, and that includes you.