Sunday, March 6, 2011

An American Antique Mall - Non-Christian Culture

Let's take a stroll through an American Antique Mall!  

San Juan Capistrano, California

Nice set of containers.

As to be expected, lots of country-style antiques.

Nothing, too out of the ordinary for an antique barn mall!
Of course, Santa and the Buddha hanging out is quite a juxtaposition.
And the Buddhist antiques just kept coming...


And then things get even more out there...

Antique Ouija Board
Oh, nice antique picture...

Not!!!  It's a hologram that changes as you walk past it.  Sort of spooked me at first.  I wasn't expecting to see this in the Antique Barn Mall right next to the historic San Juan Mission!  

Magic potions anyone...
Or some other creepy stuff.  It's like walking into the attic in the movie, The Goonies.

What's the point to me showing all of this?  At the downtown historic walking street of San Juan Capistrano, in an American, country-style, barn antique mall, there are Ouija boards, skeletons, magic potion ingredients, skeletons, loads of Buddhist trinkets, jewelry, and statues, as well as an entire section dedicated to old Playboy magazines.  We are definitely beyond being a "Christian" nation.  The culture of America is moving far from its Christian roots.  This is vital for us to know as Christians, because this means we need to change our methods of outreach and the way we interact in the community.  We're moving into a post-Christian culture as a whole.  We also need to be more on guard and knowledgeable of what is "out there" so we can better defend against it and also communicate with those who are a part of this non-Christian culture! 


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