As I read on to John Hick's Believable Christianity, I caught myself agreeing in almost all of the articulations. I personally consider people from this present generation more spiritual than religious. The previous generation's religion, which started with a fundamental idea, filled the universe with visions of beginning and end, right and wrong, righteous and sin, good and evil, hell and heaven. With these concepts, strict standards have been made to make sure individuals demonstrate reverent compliance. As the shifting of generations happened, people's concerns have changed. The church adjusted to grapple the fundamental idea with the new situation while still showing fidelity to the terminology of the earlier generation. The new concerns were still framed based on the old ideas.Hence, everyone is stuck in a traditional way or mentality already elucidated.
The question on whether Christianity is believable or not has led to a lot of confusions. The inaccuracies of the bible mentioned made people doubt its authenticity. Queries on how it can possibly be a reliable source of spiritual truth have been transmitted already and I think one reason is that Christianity asks people to stake their lives on the truth claims of Jesus Christ, which are found only in the bible. Discrediting the bible as such a record, thinking-people could not trust its claims because it involves resorting to “blind faith.” These beliefs and how they are presented makes it easier for non church goers to let go of their faith.
The role of Jesus as someone who is consciously divine runs Christianity. It was also mentioned that Jesus is also God's incarnate and because of this the idea of having someone perfect and sinless as a role model arises. Since we all know that people live a life of flaws and mistakes constantly reappearing, human beings make good use of a human model whom we can be challenged. Jesus serves as a challenge that inspires his people.