You ever look at your pets and wonder why they are here? Indeed, looking at the global study (Gordon Conwell) cited in your CNSNEWS article, everything became very clear. ... Brock and Parker. You gave excellent reasons why religion is declining, and I see that today. Religion is like the scaffolding of a society, it has helped support us on our ascension into the modern era, but we must now let go of it in order to grow. 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. So if you reach that state could you really think up a reason why you would want to except the creationist views. 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. Energy must run upwards! destructive in some cases. 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 are right in that the tough stuff is meant as a guidance; but we do not experience it because we are 'sinners'. 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. 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.

Religion is a deception, a man-made interpretation of the spiritual truth found only in the KJV bible. circle your perferred method. You'll also be surprised to learn that poor folk and nonwhites often look out for each other. The Yahweh cult violently wrecked the other sister religions of that pantheon (Baal worship, Asherah worship, et al) and put Yahweh on the throne of El forming the Judaic religion that existed since King Josiah. Doug Cutler from Temperance. Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Hmmm. 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. What we "know" is that the world is in turmoil BECAUSE of religion and their respective "Gods". 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.

In 1917, Kansas State Normal School published a journal on teaching that called for instructors to help each pupil "make completer use of his one lifetime" because "an abundant life, a life of awareness, a life of dignity is an undertaking worthy of gods." Unfortunately structures are designed to keep you away from applying this truth - hence we are conditioned to act upon our ego's ruled by our rational minds - cut off from our true selves - we do the bidding of darkness even when we think we are acting for the good of ourselves and others. The neoliberal era is ending. However, this is not the case. In a 1960 Canadian television interview, Baldwin said, "I don't know what white people see, you know, when they look at a Negro anymore. On the other hand they strongly believed that dark energy like good energy is intelligent but feeds off your fear which resides in your mindspace - so finds its way to reach you through the portal of your mind. Let’s welcome the new life ahead. In our modern society, we pick. Living one life makes no sense what so ever. (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. The finding doesn't go against Einstein's theory because this effect happens in the jet medium not a vacuum. Scientists find that bursts of gamma rays may exceed the speed of light and cause time-reversibility. A dumb question I hear from those who do not believe is how can a loving God allow so much suffering? Extrapolation of the statistics show that Muslim growth rate will go down. http://www.meta-religion.com/Philosophy/Articles/M... http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/20_argument... Actually the people who are dying out are the devoutly secular elites in the rich countries. I know some diehards will say it's not god or religion, it's the people who do these bad things but I would tell them to take a closer look at their own religious 'holy' books and they'll see that organized violence has been supported by their religious dogma since the beginning. The religious faithful will have to wait for their various Gods to prove themselves. Yet they still try to prove their side? No one has been able to say the events in the old testament didn't happen. You ever think about how innocent they are compared to us? thirdmillenium from Here, There, Everywhere on June 12, 2013: It is as it should be. Ron Hooft from Ottawa on August 08, 2017: Great article. 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). In 2015, the results came to 17% of people not believing in anything. Jeff Tadlock is Stairway to Reason, video blogger and musician. What does the data say? One thing I would propose for you to add is the idea of Deism, or the God as a master architect. I believe there are many like me that have left religions and learn on their own. knowledge revealed in Holy Books are solution for humanity, GOD doesn't permitted kill each other, these things adopted by human being themselves because man has given life to perform rules governed by GOD but when man not obey then it becomes problems of his own choice. Fast-forward, the job is gone, my house is gone, my husband is gone, the nice car is gone and I haven't traveled in a long time. A sort of super-someone that created everything, knows everything, owns everything including heaven and decides who's allowed to go into them pearly gates. and chose certain parts to beleive. (Religion). Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on June 11, 2013: This is an excellent hub on a truly important topic. Is Mormonism dying? They did not have the tools to understand some phenomena that we have today. As of yet there is proof of but one God...the God of the greedy...which is money. If you can not convince the believers, then convincing the unbelievers is not going to happen. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but don't threaten others. We all die eventually and your goals in Heaven are far more important then the results on Earth. 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. It is a long learning curve and if you don't succeed you will have to do lives many times till you finally become like Him with the experiences He may not have had. 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. In general, in all the regions that have a large Muslim population, Muslim fertility was found to be greater than non-Muslim fertility. We fail to choose the right things for fear of penalties that support our Earthly desires and often support evil indirectly. Never not practicing it is considered a sin to most believers but it still has a reason for being there. Our team at CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Science division has smashed this record by surveying 83% of the sky in just ten days. What is changing is the composition of the world's believers. Doug Cutler from Temperance. "Sin" is essentially the absence of good. Well written hub, lots of good points to back up your thoughts. Threw out the belief in reincarnation and individual communication and salvation. Just based off of statistics. You can view these on YouTube and from other sources or visit certain of them personally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx7WeceGdCc , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inQEWSE_3Dc&in... , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LKZYbJ93bE&in... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZPMAL8bzi0, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ00BC2iCTc . This is the "falling away" period. Really have any of these beliefs change the conditions of the earth. Most people today believe religion is a club and one must meet the membership requirements of its members. ["I find it interesting that the page name is "6 Reasons Religion is Dying" but the URL reads "God is a Sadist". This perception makes them reluctant to associate themselves with these religions.

And that is to listen to man and a huministic ideas of what is right. 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. From the perspective of Judaism, Israel is largely failing to present themselves as witnesses (Isa.43:10) to the miracles that are attested to in the Tanakh and Qur'an. Those in Islam are lacking sound leadership, and they are bitterly divided. It has also blocked the spiritual warfare and cleared the way for some wonderful things. In 1995 the yearly gallup poll of Religion showed that 6 percent of Americans had no religion. Aside from the fact that, had this indeed been a problem it would not have been one that you 'see with atheism'; the single belief of something's non-existence does not 'teach' or 'encourage' anyone to 'focus on ONE religion' - this is better explained by the fact that Christianity is the majority religion in the world, this article only mentions the word Christianity once and it is not in relation to any point in particular, merely used as an example of something that is illogical. The ASKAP radio telescope, which became fully operational in February last year, was designed for speed.

CSIRO's engineers developed innovative radio receivers called "phased array feeds" and high-speed digital signal processors specifically for ASKAP. The trending belief that religion is counterproductive to human development. Think Christianity is dying? Ideas of science. Example some one comes home and say their car was in an accident, the car was towed away at the scene, just because you are at home and did not visually witness the accident is not valid for you to say , this is not the case , there was no accident, , then the relative takes a written report. Perhaps it is a natural progression of society to leave religion and begin instilling morality through education and understanding, rather than fear and fallacies. I agree the the concept of hell is absurd. The oldest religion in the world is considered to be Hinduism, which dates back to about 7,000 BCE. The job was demanding and my coworkers were horrible. All your arguments costs to nothing for what you need now is a savior. Sadly, Jesus becomes just a fabrication... a convenient character of fiction to convey philosophies accumulated in the preceding decades. When I was in the secular world living a secular life, I was very liberal. 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. To be more specific, I was reading some articles about the SUNI and the SHITE and how they are always killing each other in Iraq because one culture doesn't like pork and the other thinks its ok to stone your.

Thomas Bell's 1941 novel Out of the Furnace centered on an immigrant Slovak family in Pennsylvania. 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. We have just begun to scratch the surface as far as what lies ahead after death. Credit: DESY, Science Communication Lab (used with permission by Astronomy Picture of the Day, which is co-managed by Robert Nemiroff at Michigan Tech). I think not. Perhaps that was an original title for it, or this is merely a revised hub? Jet bursting out of a blazar. If Jesus and Paul are using a fictitious book to use for theological instruction, then they are not who "the authors" of the Bible purport them to be. This has led Stetzer to observe, “Christianity in America is not dying, but nominal or cultural Christianity is.” ... practice a different religion or no religion at all. If religion is to grow again, people need to show how religion helps others and stop persecuting others beliefs. If they demand that you recieve the mark tomarrow will you choose persecution? What the scientists found is that while these bursts surpass the speed of light in surrounding gas clouds, that only happens in the jet mediums, not in a vacuum. Our secular establishment is rational and disinterested and so very wonderful. Not only is this informative but you provide great analogies to help readers understand your positioning in the article. Godel was Einstein's anointed successor. But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. That one seems to have a lot of followers. One explanation for religion is that humans made up religion because they are afraid of dying and the unknown. Compliments to this excellent article. What comes next? People say atheists are just opinionated and their is no need for what they say, yet every aspect from religion is opinionated and preached, preached even to people who don't believe a word they say. Most people do not even have the intestinal fortitude to make the changes that will make their lives better. It is religion which continues to grow around the world while the statistics indicate that agnosticism and atheism are dying out. As our geopolitics continue to evolve, we must take these two factors into account: Since the enlightenment, logic and rationality have gained praise for their ability to solve real-world problems. In fact, scientists are getting very close to finding an explanation for "the soul" of a person. Apes. etc.

The astrophysicists also think that these superluminal jets can create the time-reversibility that can be observed in gamma-ray burst light curves.

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Jon Hakkila likens what they found to skipping stones across the pond. As it is, all religions are fake though people may be faithful. (I don´t have Facebook, but I would almost make an account just to share this...). It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters. If you mean Christianity, just say Christianity, else people can counter you with say Buddhism when you attempt to talk about how harmful religion can be - especially since The Buddha set out with his spiritual teachings to relieve people of suffering. Why is religion fading away in America? I researched it and it led me back to my religion and now I realize what a blessing all of it was. I mention Genesis because the four Gospels refer to it at least 39 times. Taking religion out of the picture will not make mankind automatically more rational, logical, or moral - though I'm not saying it'll make society less moral either. Such as some of referenced a flat earth which was taught by the sciences at the times and wrong church leaders. DK (author) from London on July 20, 2016: "Why do you feel only over-privileged, rich, white people should be counted? Even in the USA, a country known for being very religious, we see this decline in religious practice. Life is not about Earthly agendas and most are concerned only with Earthly agendas. 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. Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Paul Edmondson from Burlingame, CA on June 12, 2013: What about spirituality? "

This was an interesting and useful hub about your thoughts on religion dying, which was well thought out and written. Fish. Many of the Churches used that concept to instill fear in the poor, uneducated, unbelievers. Religions also hate women, homosexuals and other religions. I understand you dont believe and thats fine its your choice. Since sin was brought into the earth hes stepped back to allow his creation to see and feel the impacts of sin. Fewer people believe in God than 30 years ago - but millennials are more likely to have faith in an afterlife. That means that the Muslim population will decrease both relative and absolute. A little from each I think. Irrelavent N.E.X.T.! Misery, however, loves company. Moreover, although Buddha might have "set out with his spiritual teachings to relieve people of suffering" I'm hesitant to inform you that most key religious figures (hence their amiability/popularity) did exactly the same thing and this in no way defends the religion of origin's existence. The reason for that? Stop hating your fellow humankind. We can now regularly revisit each of the three million galaxies identified in the RACS catalogue to track any differences. Religion Dying Time for a rebirth. 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. Their attention is not diverted by 'realizing there is anything wrong' with their spiritual beliefs or questioning their god, as much - it is largely in defending their religion. I think that language is often a detriment when it comes to understanding each other. From a Christian perspective, the multiplication of those against Torah is turning the hearts of the majority to grow cold (Matt.24:12). For example, some people firmly believed in Jesus Christ and life after death. God can exist as a master architect and not hold omnipotent power, however, since we are an image of God he made the choice to leave the universe to run as it will. Second, for me, being a follower of Jesus, the message is simple: love, even your enemies, forgive, be merciful, compassionate.

Yet, this research by the astrophysicists Jon Hakkila of the College of Charleston and Robert Nemiroff of the Michigan Technological University is not going against Einstein's theory. We are all humans, and humans, as nature itself, are not perfect: we all make mistakes, but try not to. ["I also disagree with that last image's caption - a Religionless society being "More moral" without God? Note, I don't say "scientific." Your point intrigues me further when you claim that the none of the points in this article have any relevance to "Paganism, Buddhism" or "other spiritual practises and systems." Lewis said about Hell. Lets see it another way, we watch endless movies about possible futures. That baseline requires more than the absence of violence, discrimination, and authoritarianism. Maybe. But the details of this process are elusive and difficult to reconcile with simulations. People want to be comforted that there is something waiting for them after they die. Unfortunately, even if the war on religion is fictive, the “defense” against it is very real and very harmful. The way we treat each other, jealousy, stealing, the need to do better than the other. Its hard for us seeing people walking out into the street with on coming traffic and not say anything. We will not be nailed to the cross or stoned if we do not follow all the rules. Instead, they have blind faith in it. I don't know why this is happening but I believe the book of revelations talks about this. Creation is not a fairy tale, we all suffer and die. Believing in the sovereignty of a greater power then humans should not be hard to understand. Jesus tried to erase that concept from the traditions of His religion. They are achieved by desecrating the dignity of the human individual." It is estimated that soon 9 countries will be comprised entirely of non-believers. 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. But I do know very well—I realized when I was very young—that whatever he was looking at, it wasn't me… I was not a man. Podcast Available for Premium Subscribers. I believe the early bishops changed the text to suit them. Before religion dies altogether I see it resulting in a world-wide segregation of theistic vs atheistic idealogies, creating a sense of urgency for religious leaders to oppose secular humanist society. The correct term is mistake or ERROR, not SIN. I would suggest, though, an alternate interpretation: For most people, scientistic rationalism has become a substitute for religion.

It was the way you thought and felt about certain things. Science is providing more evidence all the time. You over-simplify ideas so they mold to your personal beliefs. It gloryfies our Heavenly Father to bring as many brothers and sisters home with us we he calls. Furthermore, a well known anti-creationism article admits there has never been any natural genetic mutation observed which produced a significant, healthy, biologically improved organism. Raine Law Yuen from Cape Town on July 05, 2014: myself have gone through a period of great doubt and seeking for truth. I love this! Voted up! Dulles believed human dignity meant being entitled to a life that included physical well-being and "freedom to think, to believe, and to communicate with one's fellows," "opportunities which permit some exercise of individual choices," and "the contemplation and enjoyment of what is beautiful." God is not a sadist. Christianity as we know it is dying. 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. The mess we made of this earth. We are often to weak to cast the evil in our lives out to find happiness. But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. Just based off of statistics. People use to have a strong fear of God, but now people are beginning to do as they please regarding the results. I have been browsing through this article and its comments for the past hour now and all I can say is WOW! 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.

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. "Perhaps it is a natural progression of society to leave religion and begin instilling morality through education and understanding, rather than fear and fallacies.". You also discuss multiple causes and theological arguments well, and that is very rare. There has recently been some studies on the human brain and the effect of belief on a person's actions. "That which we love in ourselves, our true human dignity, compels us to recognize and love the same human dignity in all others," Hirsh said. Most of your article does not apply to other religions but (American) Christianity and Islam. To spiritually mature and regardless of Earthly agendas to our souls at all cost. Take our virtual tour below. Ivan Tod from Chester, ny on October 20, 2016: They are saying God is possible because they don't see it as you do. 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. Anthony Isaac Wells on February 25, 2014: There is a seventh reason! There so many people in this world that despise religion and those whom profess it, religion is now becoming a political liability. About human dignity, which helped a man live proudly and distinguished his death from animals; and finally, about the value to be put on a human life, one's enemy's no less than one's own. Of course, this also applies to any other religion that claims to have Gods with these three conflicting characteristics"). Humans ccreated out of evolution. What upsets me the most is the bigotry and religious fundamentalism that is slowly taking over the world. I despise those who wish to inflict their lifestyle on others. Why do they not share the same rights a human being has? Accept for the husband, I was miserable. 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. Conversely, no laboratory experiment has replicated life from chemicals. Mich on July 28, 2016: What we need now is some original writings by the original writers in some cave, tomb, wall, that will debunk or confirm what those at the Nice Councils foisted upon us in 325 mainly and other such meetings. Everyone should be treated the same, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and beliefs. You'll be surprised to learn that poor folk and nonwhites are not ignorant savages just because they disagree with you and haven't been indoctrinated with PC dogma. I don´t think so. My personal feeling is religion is waning in many areas around the globe. There is no heaven. "

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Modern astronomy is a multi-wavelength enterprise. A popular theory suggests large galaxies grow via the merger of many smaller ones. It should be obvious to anyone with at least half a brain that the worlds turmoil is based in religion which is based on the demands of their respective gods. So, just remember that not everyones views as to what God is are the same. Yet you fail to look at the other side of the argument in regard to education and science. Share this great article on Facebook, let the whole world read it!!! As our societies change and develop, so too must our understanding of them. Those days are gone except for a few TV evangelists and the some Christian Churches. Wake up! Many times the Bible tells of the circle of the earth even in the oldest written book of the Bible Job. If we are to free ourselves, we have to look at the foundations of the incorrect way we have been taught to think about it, and extricate ourselves from these fallacies entirely.

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The CSIRO's RACS survey is an amazing advance made possible by huge leaps in space tech. So the shoe falls straight at our feet to accept or not to accept. You should see how people act when they have their entire freedom. I seemed to attract the most attention with my marriage and travels and the things I chose to spend my money on. One that would find it difficult to accept the ideas of an after life where most of society has now adapted to extremely long life spans perhaps even immortality. Some people find religious believers, religious organisations, and religious programs irritating and think that religion is too forceful. 341 comments later and the article is now over 3,000 words long. ". I am not so liberal anymore, but as a good Catholic, I don't judge anyone and certainly would not harm anyone for having different views than my own.

For example, German rabbi Dr. Samuel Hirsch gave a lecture in 1853 on "The Religion of Humanity" in which he condemned slavery. The purpose is to always seek truth and to recognize evil. I alway love to read the articles in the atheist section because they give me a good chuckle for the day. What I hate most about religion is the threat of the HELL (a total abberation but well... people believe it... and the worst: children are afraid of it) and the sense of guilt it promotes (¨we are all sinners¨). But what we have now is what Jesus said would happen. Religion in developed countries is declining - but why so fast? What you gonna do? So he allows freewill. The authors show how religion thwarted the real message of Jesus. Nobody can deny that a large segment of humans feel sorry for themselves and want to blame something for the pitfalls of their own free will. 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. James from Maine, USA on December 11, 2013: "All warfare is based on deception." With an average of 2.9 children, Muslim women outpace the Christian average of 2.6 children and the overall non-Muslim average of 2.2.

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. The trending belief that religion incites wars. Hey nice article I feel that region is being less shown and more shows about crime, sex and evil are being glorified.

Religion is dying in the western world but it's definitely increasing in the third world. Misery, however, loves company. Religions are not dying but fundamentalism is increasing. Andrew Petrou from Brisbane on October 20, 2016: Then why is even science now saying God is possible? In Deism everything above holds true for illogical arguments, but it also brings a logical stand point. I hope religion will die out soon. 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. "God is not a sadist. They ask the dumbest quetions to many of the most obvious answers. 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. I stumbled across this article because I know religion was dying and thought I would google it. But religion is a set of rules and ideals made by a human being, nothing more. Why do you feel the poor and people of color don't matter? stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on November 28, 2015: I found this very interesting even if I can't agree with it.

We live in a broken and very lost world and evil consumes it every day. Why did I even post here.... just read through the comment section... so much abuse and hatred. His wife, Hediye, began to question her religion when she was just nine years old. We might practice something more once we left church. For althought they knew God they did not honor him as God but became futile in their own mind and understanding. In most other developed countries there has been recent significant decline. Half the parables are hardly understood in the context of better living. Nicene conference 325. Not that there is less. 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS, unthankful, disloyal, COVER SUBJECT Is Religion Dying Out? You say he could had done this and he could of done that. Leaving out two of the most important things. 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. I find it good that religion is dying out. Exactly what I've been thinking - written very well and you covered every point! The fact that Christians always "fall back" by saying we are too dumb to understand God makes me laugh...because if we are really too dumb to understand God, then why do they always claim to understand EXACTLY what God is and wants? This one has all the answers to every single problem. A world free of age, famine, disease, death would constitute as a highly developed civilization. The reason I left the established Christian religions is because they do not believe in reincarnation. Thank you! Oil can be synthesised in a laboratory quite quickly, it doesn't take millions of years. We have better things to do then to commit ourselves to religions. Everything else you said has no substantive point concerning anything I've said (though do correct me here if not). I am waiting for a big find on some of the New Testament's original writing to compare with what we have today. Religion annoys me. 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. The Church is nowhere near extinction, but Lord Carey is at least half right.

What they had in common was faith. Jeremy Fredde from Midvale, UT on June 19, 2014: More deaths are caused by religion than any other category. It is the individual that gets forgiven by God and not through a church or person. "A man whose home may be entered at the will of another, whose conversation may be overheard at the will of another, whose marital and familial intimacies may be overseen at the will of another, is less of a man, has less human dignity, on that account," wrote author Edward J. Bloustein, who later became president of Rutgers University. Such a pity that the author(s) of this article are unable to see such obvious signs counter to their specific "beliefs". Before you just went along to get along so you had some religion as opposed to none. We are closer than ever to the return of Jesus! Tbey already have taken religion out of the equation . At the moment, Christianity is the religion of about 31% of the people on Earth, reports Pew. You never stop to think how long in the Lords suffering has been? Dashing babies joyously against rocks is another of loving Yahweh's wonderful pastimes, as written in Psalms 137:8-9. 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. 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". My writing covers a wide array of subjects including but not limited to: religion, language learning, health, philosophy and legal issues. These are ordinary people, from children to the elderly, from the sick and dying to the robust. We’ve mapped a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way. Firstly you focus on Christianity over other religions. Where is the evidence? 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