What do I mean by typical Christian, specifically in 2011? Well, the Christians of 2011 are of two extremes; either really religious or uneducated when it comes to their own faith OR faithful with traditional beliefs. Unfortunately, the latter is the less popular. The typical Christian will spout off about a religion specifically because that's the way they were raised. If you ask them in a sincere conversation why they believe in God, they won't have a reply. Some may respond with a single word faith. Yes, but faith in what? This question is usually met with a blank stare and instead of a reply, very UN-Christian curses and negativity are thrown at the questioner.
Christianity has proven throughout the years to be split into different sides. The typical Christian of 2011 completely believes in every prophecy that has been laid out over the last 200 years, questions nothing, remains uneducated to why they have faith, and is quick to defend a religion they have no idea about; simply because they were raised to believe they should. Questioning Christianity doesn't make you blasphemous, it makes you smarter and if you choose to live as a Christian, even after extensive research into that religion, you'll know why you have faith and will be able to answer the questions other have. Rather than quoting repetitive scriptures in hopes of saving an eternal soul that you're really never sure exists.
The typical Christian has no basis for belief. They ride the coat tails of true believers and think wholeheartedly that to be a Christian, you must belong to a devout congregation. They'll shun anyone who is different and entire congregations will outcast members who they deem unsavory. Rather than focus on their religion, the typical Christian will focus on their church. Instead of sincerely praying to a being they honestly believe is there, the typical Christian will play along because the rest of their church friends say it's the right thing to do. The typical Christian of 2011 is a poser; a parasite leeching off people who know why they believe in God.
The typical Christian isn't just a person, but it's a disease taking over the good intentions of religion and twisting them into sharp words and harmful beliefs. You don't have to go to a church or join a congregation to have a strong belief. Praying is as good at home as it would be anywhere else. The importance is in what your faith lies in; but having faith doesn't mean embracing ignorance. I encourage the typical Christian to rebel against their religion enough to learn why they believe. I mean, REALLY learn why; because pure faith instilled through questions and education is superior to the typical Christian.