A Christian recently listed six traditions Christianity needs to abandon. I’ll discuss only a few.
Setting itself above the society rather than being a part of it. This needs to be abandoned because it really is a myth that Christians are morally superior people. There is no evidence they live more “sin free” than those who do not believe. Noses of some believers are held high when discussing gay marriage and abortion.
Judging the world around us instead of enjoying it. There is a tendency in the faith to judge others in an unfavorable way. Youth are especially singled out as not conforming to the rules. Youth have always gone their own way and it would be better for the church if it simply accepted this as the normal pattern of life.
Maintaining an uncompromising dogma rather than celebrating diversity. Whether we are talking about Muslims or gays, the Christian church needs to recognize humans are a diverse group, racially and in religion. There is no reason to believe Christianity is superior to Islam or any other of the hundreds of religions practiced around the world. Maintaining one’s faith is not bad, looking down on the faiths of others is not attractive.
Living lives of materialism. As a non believer, it is often said to me that my group lives selfishly not sacrificing for others. Comparing the materialism of believers I know to non believers I am unable to see any difference in the goal of comfort and consumer goods.