Help people see the truth! To avoid sin but to also make good decisions to recieve good results. 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". The story goes: that Emperor Constantine and wife wanted all the bickering's to end. Let’s welcome the new life ahead. After all, Spock sums all of this up best in Star Trek Into Darkness: "There is no such thing [as a miracle]." Religious affiliation and belief in God has dropped in developed countries After being wielded as a weapon to enslave Africans, displace Native Americans, subjugate women, suppress LGBTQ communities and shelter abusers of women and children, we should welcome its decline with celebratory acclaim. Many people feel and intuitively sense that something is remiss in the way we are conditioned to accept principles which at its core may be good so we feel a sense of guilt to reject them - but when delivered through an ego based corruptible system - this is when we experience all the suffering that is mentioned in this forum and many others. "
In his seminal 1963 book The Fire Next Time, Baldwin seemed to echo Dr. Hirsh's argument from a century earlier:
I am very much concerned that American Negroes achieve their freedom here in the United States. It is pointless and futile. What about Paganism, Buddhism, other spiritual practices and systems? After all, I had so much and they were so blinded that they only felt jealousy instead of friendship. but, this will take at least 100 more years to sip into the general population. Like a well built machine. We have better things to do then to commit ourselves to religions. And his angels needes to see this.
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). Instead, they have blind faith in it. liswilliams from South Africa on June 10, 2013: Great hub. Why do you feel the poor and people of color don't matter? But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. But if you are warned about something that is happening , this also is another reality that the subject exist. Believing in the stuff in the Bible is like believing fairy tales like Jack and the Beanstalk. Looking forward to read more of your posts :). 06/04/2015 02:35 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2016 Partisans in America's scuffle over religion are either celebrating or panicking, with the fans of Richard Dawkins blowing party horns while clergymen bite their nails. I hardly expect people who practice nothing to achieve much. Andrew Petrou from Brisbane on October 21, 2016: Read the latest resesrch re string theory and also the holographic universe. Will you choose death knowing eternal salvation is longer lasting then life today? 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. You are right in that the tough stuff is meant as a guidance; but we do not experience it because we are 'sinners'. Firstly you focus on Christianity over other religions. You over-simplify ideas so they mold to your personal beliefs. Religion is not dying, but some people are losing and abusing it. check them out! According to who? Leaving out two of the most important things. Although more than ten million light years away, it's one of the closest radio galaxies to Earth. You ever look at your pets and wonder why they are here? There it was confirmed once again that Christianity fell dramatically in every developed country whilst grew in impoverished ones, and atheism grew in every developed country whilst fell in poorer ones. Life is not about Earthly agendas and most are concerned only with Earthly agendas. "When we try to understand why religion is declining around the globe, we must take these two factors into account: Religious choice has reshaped society in ways that most of us are unconscious of. Mich on August 09, 2017: I think God allows differences to get the best from all views. You don't need to look far to see what happens when we deny God the opportunity to create through us because we abdicated that divine responsibility to a fictional character somewhere out there. Science is providing more evidence all the time. Compliments to this excellent article. The superluminal jets may also be responsible for time-reversibility. I couldn't agree with you more. As our social lives continue to evolve, we must take these two factors into account: In recent years, foreign wars have been so deeply rooted in religious ideologies that more and more young people are skeptical of religion's ability to provide peace and stability. And to 'Maveth' above who is haughty about the growth of Islam... You are getting growth for ONE reason and one reason, ONLY... 1) You are not losing nearly as many followers by the day as Christianity and other religions are; simply because your people refuse to let go of their beloved god while extremists use their religion for their own evil purposes. 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. And the belief of the big bang. And even if it is people doing the killing on a large scale, religion is somewhere in the shadows pushing, prodding and supporting the chaos. This is interesting and made me think good post. It is not a level playing field for those with an argument and evidence against Darwinism. A popular theory suggests large galaxies grow via the merger of many smaller ones. God is not a sadist. A little from each I think. But I am also concerned for their dignity, for the health of their souls, and must oppose any attempt that Negroes may make to do to others what has been done to them. Since sin was brought into the earth hes stepped back to allow his creation to see and feel the impacts of sin. I think I know—we see it around us every day—the spiritual wasteland to which that road leads. The best you might get is a secular society. We need to be allowed to practice and understand the difference between sin and what is just bad decision making. Mich on October 23, 2015: I believe some religion is better than none. Just curious you said teach morals through education and teach understanding. This dead religion is incredibly interesting mostly because it isn't exactly "dead." You say he could had done this and he could of done that. 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. To paraphrase an Objectivist, the removal of religion and advocacy of atheism will not solve these problems alone, as just simply being "atheist" leaves lots of room for what you do believe. Jesus tried to erase that concept from the traditions of His religion. If I were to throw a few rants out there, here they are; People are insulted by others saying Education is killing the belief in god. You can change this when you make a conscious decision to connect your mind to the right energy - your heart and intuition centre. Hey nice article I feel that region is being less shown and more shows about crime, sex and evil are being glorified. You also discuss multiple causes and theological arguments well, and that is very rare. 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. My writing covers a wide array of subjects including but not limited to: religion, language learning, health, philosophy and legal issues. I believe there are many like me that have left religions and learn on their own. Living one life makes no sense what so ever. Andrew Petrou from Brisbane on October 23, 2015: This hub's premise is the classic "blame god paradox" whereby non sequitur arguments claim God doesn't exist but is to blame for our problems! 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