2. While the world's population will likely increase by 32% in the ensuing decades, the number of Muslims will possibly grow by 70%, rising from 1.8 billion in 2015 to around 3 billion in 2060. If you don't, you are not listening, looking, or living as you should. The Bible foretold the current plight of organized religion. If you listen to the media you will hear that religion is dying, and in some ways the emergent movement was an attempt to say “we are the future because the present will die off.” At work in some themes and memes in the emergent movement was a secularization theory that assumed the present European […] Religion almost caused the demise of the human species more than once. No matter how you look at it, religion in America is dying. And he raised from the grave to show through him is life everlasting. It just became Christianity. So those that dont believe in God says we need to put more faith into man. Conversely, no laboratory experiment has replicated life from chemicals. And handle it as such, not really understanding the content. Such "arguments" are often spouted by the cafe set and don't rely on commonsense or logic at all. But with a lesson learned. The only heaven that will exist on earth is the one people themselves generate. This is the "falling away" period. From the moment I laid eyes on this article I knew one thing for sure, you are going to have some comments from some peed off christians on here lol. You gave excellent reasons why religion is declining, and I see that today. For example, the U.K. took just 10 years to make a full u-turn from being a country comprised mostly of religious believers to a country predominantly made up of non-believers. Lewis said about Hell. Philosophers have been asking the question for hundreds of years. Take the virtual tour here. 341 comments later and the article is now over 3,000 words long. But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. Nor can the Lord, but he wishes all to come and be with him. God does not need ANY religion; and he is slowing eliminating them because humans don't need them anymore. 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. Jeremy Fredde from Midvale, UT on June 19, 2014: More deaths are caused by religion than any other category. DK (author) from London on June 02, 2013: Thanks for commenting "umm", I'd be more than happy to hear an expansion on which ideas I 'over-simplified' since my doing so must mean I omitted several key points that would make the argument more balanced? A Slow But Steady Death. 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. If they demand that you recieve the mark tomarrow will you choose persecution? There is plenty of proof that God exists if you will only ask the most commanding is this one. Everyone should be treated the same, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and beliefs. A new study shows our planet is much closer to the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center than previously estimated. Religion is still an integral part of many modern societies, influencing laws and people's behavior, as well as the way adherents relate to others in the world. Where as a highly developed society would lack the stigma that follows atheism, simply put people would be more into things and their own lives than something as silly as god. ... Brock and Parker. So why men writing anything else would they like? It was not enough, not nearly enough, that the 14th Amendment ensured equal protection of the laws; what mattered was how Black Americans were treated by their fellow human beings. all religions and traditional gods have already A POSTERIORI been proven to be severe fakes by the enormous advancements of the last 50 years. Voted up! We fail to choose the right things for fear of penalties that support our Earthly desires and often support evil indirectly. I agree the the concept of hell is absurd. That's significant because Europe is considered the religion's heartland, even if it is spreading fast in Africa. I despise those who wish to inflict their lifestyle on others. Millions of people with differing viewpoints have chosen to take an identical action. It is the individual that gets forgiven by God and not through a church or person. Many people we talked to had a philosophy, faith or belief that made it easier for them to come to terms with terminal illness, death and dying. An artist's drawing of a particle jet emanating from a black hole at the center of a blazar. It is religion which continues to grow around the world while the statistics indicate that agnosticism and atheism are dying out. Second list me ten just off the top of your head. Unbelievers have no idea what we practice and accuse us of hypocrisy. This therefore causes problems between people and leads to killing and violence. ["I find it interesting that the page name is "6 Reasons Religion is Dying" but the URL reads "God is a Sadist". Now neuroscientists are joining the quest to find out. That does not mean it didn't happen. It has also blocked the spiritual warfare and cleared the way for some wonderful things. If it turns out to be anything resulting in the existence of the Ethereal God of human religion systems I'll gladly acknowledge it. and chose certain parts to beleive. (Religion). There is a better way, we just need to figure it out and get it going. The lack of scientific minds can be accounted for the fact that people are less challenged, on top of that we have economic and geopolitical problems. Tbey already have taken religion out of the equation . That is bound to cause some confusion and shifts in beliefs. Note, I don't say "scientific." Share this great article on Facebook, let the whole world read it!!! 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. "You guys are f*ups". With the RACS survey we produced 903 images, each requiring 15 minutes of exposure time. If Jesus hadn´t existed, people wouldn´t have been good to one another? Greater use of free thought and logic inhibits blind faith. 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."]. the points have all been answered long time ago by philosophers who thought the same, but in time, after all the thinking and debates, went back to the very basic conviction that there is a God after all. Religions also hate women, homosexuals and other religions. As our societies change and develop, so too must our understanding of them. Half the parables are hardly understood in the context of better living. Peace ! Why did I even post here.... just read through the comment section... so much abuse and hatred. Similarly, maps of the sky provide astronomers with important context for research and statistical power. We have free will. Many of us hate this world and everything it represents. So, just remember that not everyones views as to what God is are the same. 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.

I would argue that the points of this article, that "choice, education, information, bad press, the idea that it is useless/counterproductive and the realisation that its fundamental principles are illogical" have lead to religious decline, all apply to Buddhism except for bad press (owed to the fact that it receives virtually no press at all). Raine Law Yuen from Cape Town on June 29, 2014: I think its like the halo effect. The trending belief that religion incites wars. All time is happening at the same time. Religions are ending because humans are being born much more 'connected' in the past few decades than before; older people are realizing that their religions are more harmful than they were originally created for - and that is happening because God/Source is restoring the balance of spiritual things. Nicene conference 325. In general, in all the regions that have a large Muslim population, Muslim fertility was found to be greater than non-Muslim fertility. Yes, many if not all of these points apply to Christianity, as they do to the other abrahamic religions (which is even specifically mentioned when speaking of the three omni's "as such, many people upon realising this simply cannot adhere to any abrahamic religion. Religion is also doubted in some fields of psychology. Dashing babies joyously against rocks is another of loving Yahweh's wonderful pastimes, as written in Psalms 137:8-9. What does the data say? That society was led by El, and the pantheon was known as the Elohim. To see his creation fall from his sight. A few of these social changes include: Consider What Religion Attempts to Answer: As schools around the world continue to evolve, religious studies become less biased and more open to criticism. 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! One more contrast. See the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. Suffering and seeing what is happening to his people by those that wish to mot to accept his loving grace that changes people for the good. By an officer , now you have some reality. - Sun Tzu. Indeed, looking at the global study (Gordon Conwell) cited in your CNSNEWS article, everything became very clear.

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! Muslims have more children than the other seven religious groups studied by Pew. 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