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The Apathy Club

Did you hear about the college students who wanted to form a new organization on their campus? They called it the "Apathy Club"? Their "Apathy Club" wasn't going to be like any other student group. Where most organizations have a purpose or goal -- or some common interest to unify and motivate them -- this club was advertised as "believing in nothing, pursuing nothing." They simply didn't care about anything, and they were going to demonstrate their apathy in an organized fashion!

Just one problem...the self-appointed officers of the Apathy Club advertised the first meeting -- and not a single person showed up -- because anybody who might have been interested didn't care enough to attend.

That's funny until you realize that there's an apathy epidemic raging in American Christianity. Apathy. The dictionary says it's "a lack of feeling or emotion" -- it's defined as "passivity and indifference" -- or an "absence of concern or interest." Apathy has a close cousin -- complacency -- and complacency brings the added component of self-satisfaction.

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