Thirdly the unfaithful think merely men wrote the bible to begin with and refuse what it says. If you our a non-believer then let me tell you how hard it is to live in your world. American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist James Baldwin at his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, southern France, on November 6, 1979. No wonder so many kids become monsters.

For example, German rabbi Dr. Samuel Hirsch gave a lecture in 1853 on "The Religion of Humanity" in which he condemned slavery. The latest String theories, theories about Holographic Universes, and Kurt Godel's God Proof Theorem etc are saying the universe is looking far from an accident and has "intent". Whether or not religion is dying is one of those questions adored by both fans and foes of religion alike, and now they have a new study on that very question. You have also failed to mention the silliest religion yet; Darwinism. Unfortunately, even if the war on religion is fictive, the “defense” against it is very real and very harmful. REALLY? and you will find the answer to your question. Apes. Catholicism has led me back to the world and it has all healed the incredible amount of pain. I think not. You can change this when you make a conscious decision to connect your mind to the right energy - your heart and intuition centre. Science will prove "their" version of God soon through physics. We all die eventually and your goals in Heaven are far more important then the results on Earth. The church wanted to keep control of the general public and they used fear to do so. These are ordinary people, from children to the elderly, from the sick and dying to the robust. Among other religions, the percentage of Buddhists is expected to decline in the future, reduced by 7%, from 500 million in 2015 to 462 million in 2060. Let it spread more than the Bible. But when we talk about human dignity, what do we mean?

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We can also map human dignity against mentions of liberalism to see that discussion of human dignity increased with discussion of liberalism. Instead, they have blind faith in it. Religions also hate women, homosexuals and other religions. John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." Changing religions is expected to reduce Christian growth by 72 million by 2060, while it should have little effects on the expansion of Islam. With the exception of those that today allow, beheadings, child marriages, lying to the infidel, the tax, death to those that can't pay said tax. I think we should not dismiss the existence of subtle energies just because we cannot see it but each to their own should be allowed the freedom to take their own journey of discovery without having the book thrown at them with some quote dismissing their attempt to find the truth for themselves. Personally, i myself have evolved and don't really see religion as necessary . Is Mormonism dying? Fewer people believe in God than 30 years ago - but millennials are more likely to have faith in an afterlife. Just based off of statistics. The Religious Right Is Right to Be Scared: Christianity Is Dying in America.

Although more than ten million light years away, it's one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth. I would suggest, though, an alternate interpretation: For most people, scientistic rationalism has become a substitute for religion. what does 2 Timothy 3:2 say: People will be unholy. but, this will take at least 100 more years to sip into the general population. You never stop to think how long in the Lords suffering has been? The religions are not going to tell on themselves! November 2015 | Is Religion Dying Out? So, religion is not dead, just not doing well today. You also discuss multiple causes and theological arguments well, and that is very rare. We're all part of God, and that it's our job to to create heaven in this reality. Please try to be less racist. So he allows freewill. Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on June 10, 2018: People everywhere have access to the internet to research other cultures, religions, and practices and are becoming more aware. This issue has nothing to do with race and your attempt to make it so in a desperate attempt to take the moral high-ground is transparent. Between 2010 and 2015, Christian deaths in Europe outnumbered births by nearly six million, with Germany alone accounting for 1.4 million more Christians deceased than born. Mich on November 22, 2015: If all religions are fake why do you quote from one? Doug Cutler from Temperance. There has recently been some studies on the human brain and the effect of belief on a person's actions. It's about time for this reversal and it is an exiting time to live through. It also seems that since there are no more beliefs being "born" and that there is easy access of information, people seem to deny god because they see many contradictions in the religious texts. If we understood the journey to spiritual maturity we would spend less time judging others and are selves. To many pastors and the catholic church teaching and making doctrine that is not in the Holy Bible. Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. At the moment, Christianity is the religion of about 31% of the people on Earth, reports Pew. Despite what some decry, there is little evidence of that. Or perhaps if only one view it would become too common place and we would quit seeking and learning. It gloryfies our Heavenly Father to bring as many brothers and sisters home with us we he calls. Thanks for sharing. Also, "Our eternal state is far more important than the few years we are here on earth" is yet another religious LIE to keep people in line and conforming. Perhaps that was an original title for it, or this is merely a revised hub?"]. Doug Cutler from Temperance. Is it because they exploit the poor? Where is the evidence? (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images),

In a New York Times essay published the day of his funeral on July 30, 2020, Congressman John Lewis wrote that his "last days and hours"—in which he watched widespread protests over George Floyd's murder and saw a square in downtown D.C. christened Black Lives Matter Plaza—filled him with hope. In general, in all the regions that have a large Muslim population, Muslim fertility was found to be greater than non-Muslim fertility. You've articulated the thoughts I've been having recently and makes me wonder whether the "non-believer generation" demonstrates people are more egotistic,lazy,narcissistic,shallow and immoral than ever before or that with the advent of the internet and free speech,people are not straightjacketed by dogma anymore and broken ought of this herd mentality and are beginning to use their brains and make decisions based on scientific proof and not fanciful fairy tales. All you have to do is believe, or not. Not only is this informative but you provide great analogies to help readers understand your positioning in the article. Bomb impoverished nations? Jeff Tadlock is Stairway to Reason, video blogger and musician. At the moment, Christianity is the religion of about 31% of the people on Earth, reports Pew. 341 comments later and the article is now over 3,000 words long. I also disagree with that last image's caption - a Religionless society being "More moral" without God? When I was in the secular world living a secular life, I was very liberal. There is always a logical explanation. DK (author) from London on June 09, 2013: Well i was going to respond to your criticisms Anonymous but it seems Azaraith has already done so poignantly. Looking forward to read more of your posts :). The purpose is to always seek truth and to recognize evil. Nothing could be further from the truth! Multiculturalism, Comparative Religion classes in schools and colleges all help people to see this plain fact. But with a lesson learned. Ivan Tod from Chester, ny on October 20, 2016: They are saying God is possible because they don't see it as you do. They provide crucial navigational assistance and offer information about terrain which is useful for land management. A little from each I think. It's that simple. - Sun Tzu. Greater use of free thought and logic inhibits blind faith. Raine Law Yuen from Cape Town on July 05, 2014: myself have gone through a period of great doubt and seeking for truth. If we rid ourselves of all the present religions we'll do two things; 1-rid the world of god based killings (which to date number in the billions) and make the world a better place for everyone, and 2-hold people responsible for their actions as with out gods to kill and maim for the perpetraitors can only attribute their actions to their own evil character and personality therefore they will no longer be able to hide behind their god when committing their acts of violence. Indeed the truth is a mixture of both, the original title for the article was 'God is a Sadist' and that was perhaps only appropriate for its original form: a short, poignant and overall more controversially toned article. For example you could read what C.S. Why would I like, much less love, a world where tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides, droughts, tsunamis, avalanches, forest fires and the like take hundreds of thousands, if not millions of lives annually. As it gets closer, you will see the waves that are produced by each skip in reverse order. Eventually, they all turned on me. But we shouldn´t feel GUILTY about it. I think you misspelled 'Christianity' as 'Religion'. Since the exposure of these religious hypocrisies, many people wonder whether religion really helps create morality—whether the beliefs are at all valuable. Faith in God is not dying among all young people, but what we see among people in general is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 "But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. Was it a time when it was pure. Wonder what it will be like 20 years from now, and will religion continue to decline? Compliments to this excellent article. Something as mundane to many believers was teaching control, good nutrician and how to prevent a number of health problems. It'll continue to be a key resource for researchers around the world.

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Any good scientist knows that science does not prove anything and that science is not a substitute for religion. Paul Shene from Portland, Oregon on December 17, 2016: The Abrahamic God (Yahweh) was a result of a war god cult usurping societal control of a society that was polytheistic. We would know that it is a practice and nothing near perfection. The problem with this generation is they knew God exists but they love this world more than God. Latin America and Africa saw large increases in new Christians, but worldwide they are not matching the pace of Muslim growth. This hub is an example of one problem I see with atheism - they tend to focus on ONE religion, and act like it's the only one on the block. The resulting panorama of the radio sky will look surprisingly familiar to anyone who has looked up at the night sky themselves. Some people have been terrorized into atheism by Communist regimes, but many of these regimes have lost their grip on power. Aventually most views agree there will be one view at the end of it all. Indigenous astronomers have appreciated this benefit for millennia.

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Nicholas Leonard from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 04, 2015: I find it interesting that the page name is "6 Reasons Religion is Dying" but the URL reads "God is a Sadist". Is that growing? I found out later that these people all got involved in my marriage and did everything they could to destroy it. When man becomes a piece of property he is robbed of his human dignity. I alway love to read the articles in the atheist section because they give me a good chuckle for the day. What is human dignity? NOAA discovers a new, beautifully weird sea creature, The magic of mushrooms: A mycological trip, 10 ways to prepare for the rise of intelligent machines – MIT study, What the Greek classics tell us about grief and the importance of mourning the dead, The history of America, by and for doctors, California cave art linked to early use of hallucinogens. I think we can all agree atheism is on the rise. It is a shame some people need to be told to be good instead of doing it becasuse they think and feel it´t the right way. This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. Is that the new religion? Being raised and educated as a Catholic, I was immersed in my religion, from studying to be a priest to being married, having two children and three grandchildren. Irrelevant, however, in the face of the huge worldwide growth of Islam. I don't know why this is happening but I believe the book of revelations talks about this. That's a rediculous thing to even say. The facts indicate exactly the opposite. There are two deciding factors that keep religion afloat; 1. It is illogical, unscientific and contradictory and simply designed to offend. As it is, all religions are fake though people may be faithful. There are two main causes for the decline of religion in America. The UK for example took just 10 years to make a full u-turn and tilt the balance from being a country comprised mainly of religious believers to a country Factually speaking Christianity is fading throughout the world, but it isn't just because people are thinking critically and are offended by the ills of organized religion. While studies have confirmed that our brains perform many tasks without conscious effort, there remains the question of how much we control and when it matters. ". From 1990–2008, the percentage of Christians in the population fell from 86.2% to 76%.

Thomas Bell's 1941 novel Out of the Furnace centered on an immigrant Slovak family in Pennsylvania. Take the virtual tour here. It's always fascinating to me that the same people who think that God as creator of our intelligent universe is logically impossible, but they have no hesitation in believing that everything came from nothing which IS impossible. Thanks. The internet has been the biggest mind opener. Energy must run upwards! Their experience taught them and me much about life, about suffering, about achieving, about loving, forgiving, being compassionate and much more. Ac 20:29 I know that after my going away oppressive wolves will enter in among you and will not treat the flock with tenderness. Similarly, maps of the sky provide astronomers with important context for research and statistical power. 2) SYMPATHY from easily-manipulated and spiritually-embracing wanna-be's who see themselves as quasi-vigilantes doing good on the behalf of oppressed Muslim nations. I seemed to attract the most attention with my marriage and travels and the things I chose to spend my money on. It also means that it is the main reason that Islam is a fast dying religion. Many of the Churches used that concept to instill fear in the poor, uneducated, unbelievers. Recent surveys indicate: The four largest religious groupings in the world are Christians 31.5%, Muslims 23.2%, Unaffiliated 16.3% and Hindus 15.0%. etc. Let me know who you will turn to when your humanity fails you. What the CNS article fails to address is why they think the countries that look after its people are ditching religion, and why the 'resurgence of religion' is only happening in troubled countries. A little positive thinking is better than none! God is love, especially when he commands his people to slaughter women and children, as well as livestock (1 Samuel 15:3). Believing in the sovereignty of a greater power then humans should not be hard to understand. There is a vast change in the declared belief in traditional religions, and you explain what is happening very well. Well written hub. The first reason is what researchers call “generational replacement.” Put bluntly, old people that went to church are dying and young people aren’t taking their spot in the pew. So, just remember that not everyones views as to what God is are the same. "Zeus came down from Mount Olympus had sex with a mortal woman she gave birth to a being half man, half deity and they named him Hercules". God wants us to be like him. I love history. Religion is dying out in America: Just 18% of people 60 and younger attend church and less than 50% believe in God. We might practice something more once we left church. ... Brock and Parker. GreyFoXX4 from Richlands, North Carolina on July 05, 2014: Yes i think religon is on a downward path in participation. Peace ! As far as Emperor Constatine goes he simply wanted to solidify his control in the midst of his countrys religious conversion so he embraced christianity and made it the new religion of Rome. Just based off of statistics. Irrelavent N.E.X.T.! I despise those who wish to inflict their lifestyle on others. These people are not dunces. Anthony Isaac Wells on February 25, 2014: There is a seventh reason! Really have any of these beliefs change the conditions of the earth. Reincarnation is a fact and part of existence. Stop hating your fellow humankind. Prior to that sin the Lord walked and talked with adam. Now neuroscientists are joining the quest to find out. Religion has been the cause of more deaths via wars than anything else. You cant make a person love you as i cant. My personal feeling is religion is waning in many areas around the globe. What we "know" is that the world is in turmoil BECAUSE of religion and their respective "Gods". Great analysis! This is merely a trick played by their brain when they were brought back. By an officer , now you have some reality. If Jesus hadn´t existed, people wouldn´t have been good to one another? Extrapolation of the statistics show that Muslim growth rate will go down. We can change the final play to some extent. The reason for that? Region is man made and has nothing to do with Yawah. Steven A Hall from Holbrook on March 06, 2019: Religion is dying in the western world but it's definitely increasing in the third world. Is religion dying out? We have better things to do then to commit ourselves to religions. I am waiting for a big find on some of the New Testament's original writing to compare with what we have today. But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. This has been one of the benefits of the Information Age - the exchanging and realization of new ideas and information that people had not thought of before - even spiritual things are falling into that category. Fred Arnold from Clearwater, FL on July 04, 2014: Very good article. It's suddenly looking very good for ol God. Remember, people are getting religion and the belief of god mixed up here. A new study shows our planet is much closer to the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center than previously estimated. "God is not a sadist. I suffered for a while until someone told me that those so called good people were practicing spiritual warfare on me. DK (author) from London on January 13, 2015: Hi Niko, you raised several good points and so I'll be happy to answer them for you, both in respect of satisfying questions asked and in answering for my own decisions! ". Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on June 10, 2018: People everywhere have access to the internet to research other cultures, religions, and practices and are becoming more aware. I can do the same thing with any topic, just like our politicians do. We are born GOOD and knowing and loving and PERFECT - then our parents & guardians 'unteach' what we instinctively know to cause all the confusion that we experience. Heck you talk of how sad painful diseased waring people we are. What you gonna do? A popular theory suggests large galaxies grow via the merger of many smaller ones. Religion is not dying, but some people are losing and abusing it. There is plenty of proof that God exists if you will only ask the most commanding is this one. We have seen a significant decline in religious belief in most developed countries. As we enter Revelation, we are reminded that the Bible teaches "for that day [of the Lord] shall not come except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin [Antichrist] be revealed, the son of perdition" (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Lets see it another way, we watch endless movies about possible futures. Which Religion Is Dying in America?

In a 1953 speech, then Secretary of State John Foster Dulles argued that communist countries might be able to achieve short-term material gain, but "results so produced are not a glory but a shame. Our destructive nature and that fact that it feels good to be. It is so simple a fact and one that is so hard, apparently, to grasp: Whoever debases others debases himself.

This, then, is a common thread in our historic understanding of human dignity: Anyone who treats another human being as less than human undermines their own human dignity in addition to undermining the dignity of their victim.

A 1964 New York University Law Review article argued that privacy was a key aspect of human dignity. Fish. Well he did and adam sinned. This is the "falling away" period. The Bishops brought in writings. With confusion many might reject fundamental messages used as a tool to mislead rather than empower. The same with the bible is it the report of things past done in our history written by secretaries of men who are not bias of race , man and woman and child. When we try to understand why religion is declining around the globe, we must take these two factors into account: In recent times, the media has featured news relating to crimes that religious leaders and authorities have committed. thirdmillenium from Here, There, Everywhere on June 12, 2013: It is as it should be. (CSIRO, Author provided) A world free of age, famine, disease, death would constitute as a highly developed civilization. Life is not about Earthly agendas and most are concerned only with Earthly agendas. I don´t think so. And it fulfills the emotional and spiritual needs that religion fills for the religious. Although the picture states that society may 'perhaps' be (note: not WILL be) more moral without religions, the text it accompanies makes the final and most important point to which the image applies. Some people find religious believers, religious organisations, and religious programs irritating and think that religion is too forceful. circle your perferred method. If only one is right! Our minds are designed to obey the will of our hearts - which informs you through your intuition. The lack of advancement in say technology sectors would be an example of an underdeveloped society. Why do you feel the poor and people of color don't matter? Which is from the very thing your promoting. Religion is also doubted in some fields of psychology. Education prevents us from falling in a blind path set by people who misinform the public with bad information in order to manipulate and control (RELIGION). We are closer than ever to the return of Jesus! Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on August 09, 2017: I often say "If all religions are true, then no religions are true." In helping one another we experience the Creator whose name is I AM. Astronomers working on the catalogue have identified about three million galaxies — considerably more than the 260,000 galaxies identified during the Molonglo Sky Survey. liswilliams from South Africa on June 10, 2013: Great hub. Why would one person be so blessed and another not? I despise the "law of the jungle" where the fastest legs with the sharpest teeth and meanest claws terrorizes the peaceful gatherers and grazers who have no quarrel with the felines, canines and raptors. Is Japan full of white people? But it is up to everyone to stop the abuse of religion. We need to be allowed to practice and understand the difference between sin and what is just bad decision making. Not that there is less. Even If I die and never commit another sin I will still be a baby when it comes to spiritual maturity. guillotine or cross nailing? The first detailed 30cm radio map of the southern sky — which includes everything a telescope can see from its location in the Southern Hemisphere — was Sydney University's Molonglo Sky Survey. Until I see such documents I will use my own judgments. Believing in the stuff in the Bible is like believing fairy tales like Jack and the Beanstalk. Humans created religion in order to explain how and why things worked. It is not a level playing field for those with an argument and evidence against Darwinism. own children. Yet you fail to look at the other side of the argument in regard to education and science. Tbey already have taken religion out of the equation . People nowadays are becoming more modern and we are focusing in business, money and fame which are stopping us to visit the church and pray once in a while and due to our daily responsibilities in the modern world, we often opt to delay our traditional activities particularly in religion. The text itself does not show much understanding of what religion is. Religion in developed countries is declining—but why so fast? Living with dying Religion, faith and philosophy. Often times I hear Atheists and Irreligious crusading against "Religion" only to hear them speak a tome's worth about Christianity. The only heaven that will exist on earth is the one people themselves generate. No, Christianity is shifting dramatically In this file photo, Francisco Ryba meditates at the Church of Two Worlds in Georgetown, in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 14, 2014. The superluminal jets may also be responsible for time-reversibility. That absurdity is what the Bible relates through creative edits and intentional mistranslation. Those in Islam are lacking sound leadership, and they are bitterly divided. Godel was Einstein's anointed successor. A character muses that it wasn't "where you were born or how you spelled your name or where your father had come from" that mattered; instead,

Most people do not even have the intestinal fortitude to make the changes that will make their lives better. Jesus tried to erase that concept from the traditions of His religion. I believe the early bishops changed the text to suit them. We know how important maps are on Earth. So for or against abortions, if you could cut abortions by doing something very cheap, and non-invasive, by 60-70%, why would you not do this. The best you might get is a secular society. "

Check out the new paper here, published in The Astrophysical Journal.

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Modern astronomy is a multi-wavelength enterprise. Central to all spiritual fallacy (again - in my opinion) is the concept of a superior God being that is separate to man, and also separate to/superior to and just too good to live to this plane of existence. Maybe if you learned the first thing about the various world religions your critique would be less silly. Religion is a deception, a man-made interpretation of the spiritual truth found only in the KJV bible. Why do you feel the decadent rich are so superior? Progressive Christianity is but one example - and it's growing, as more people become aware of it. Talk to you soon!

Human dignity is a powerful phrase invoked to peacefully protest against violence, discrimination, and authoritarianism. Some of us just go one god further.". I am not Kosher but could write numerous reasons as to why its healthy living. This really is the first time in human history where religion has not held a monopoly on the truth and where a large amount of criticism is being, rightly, thrown at it.
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