Id say also across the board people are losing respect for one another. Examples could be found on this forum... People arent in the mode to take the time to understand eachother. Alot of the attitude ive noticed comes from people who feel entitled to something or have a higher sense of self than the other person they are mis treating..... It seems people have something to prove to other people.... The funny thing is that these same people who have a higer sense of self break down like little babies when someone else calls their bluff and feeds them a shot of their own medicine... Sometimes the truth hurts these people who think their high and mighty...
Today I got on a bus on my way home and the driver is a guy who always greets the passengers as they enter. In turn, everybody treats him very well. Half way through our ride he said he was being reassigned to another part of the transit system and said good bye. We all cheered him --- I made it a point of saying have a wonderful Christmas which others re-echoed. Then we exchanged the words "God bless'' and all had a pleasant ride.
Are we getting ruder becoming more abusive?
There are many spiritually oriented people who do not belong to any church. Yet, they are every bit as devotional as any church going person or even more so. Some people feel you must be a regular church attendee in order to be called a true Christian. Yet, I read a blurb the other day (forget where) that I found very amusing: going to church doesn't make you any more of a Christian than does going to a zoo make you an animal. The point being that church attendance doesn't make you Christian - being good to others on a daily basis is the true measure of Christianity.