All you have to do is believe, or not. Thanks for your excellent listing of the arguments against the truth of religion. Region is man made and has nothing to do with Yawah. since every religion claims to be the one true religion, then every religion must be wrong. Paperback – May 1, 2009. I despise those who wish to inflict their lifestyle on others. Anthony Isaac Wells on February 25, 2014: There is a seventh reason! I think that language is often a detriment when it comes to understanding each other. Very interesting and funny article, thanks for writing it. Human dignity means that each of our lives have an unimpeachable value simply because we are human, and therefore we are deserving of a baseline level of respect.
Thomas Bell's 1941 novel Out of the Furnace centered on an immigrant Slovak family in Pennsylvania. ". A dumb question I hear from those who do not believe is how can a loving God allow so much suffering? Religion Dying Time for a rebirth. And in that reasoning hes willing to suffer by taking on all the sins of the world and died on the cross for your sin my sin and everyone you lay eyes on. "
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Modern astronomy is a multi-wavelength enterprise. Well he did and adam sinned. It's about time. If we understood the journey to spiritual maturity we would spend less time judging others and are selves. Never from the aspects of free will do I believe that faith can be demanded of all people in this place. When I smash my finger with a missed hammer swing, "God that, f'in hurt". Well written hub, lots of good points to back up your thoughts. Once I graduated from college I settled in to a great job. Progressive Christianity is but one example - and it's growing, as more people become aware of it. Knowing this why would any believer judge me on attempting to belong to any part of this World. It is estimated that soon 9 countries will be comprised entirely of non-believers. I believe there are many like me that have left religions and learn on their own. 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 . I researched it and it led me back to my religion and now I realize what a blessing all of it was. Women who go to church have more kids- and more help - Big Think ›, BBC - Future - Will religion ever disappear? 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. Their experience taught them and me much about life, about suffering, about achieving, about loving, forgiving, being compassionate and much more. But the details of this process are elusive and difficult to reconcile with simulations. He is no longer willing to be contained in any religious mold, anymore. 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. If our children read each verse and asked themselves how would this effect my personal sactuary, the sactuary of my home and my family, what would they learn? 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." And the belief of the big bang. Changing religions is expected to reduce Christian growth by 72 million by 2060, while it should have little effects on the expansion of Islam. I think I know—we see it around us every day—the spiritual wasteland to which that road leads. Muslims have more children than the other seven religious groups studied by Pew.
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. What is human dignity? Believing in the stuff in the Bible is like believing fairy tales like Jack and the Beanstalk. Ideas such as female circumcision and female inequality, in certain religious societies, make us wonder whether being religious is at all valuable to modern women. At the moment, Christianity is the religion of about 31% of the people on Earth, reports Pew. Oil can be synthesised in a laboratory quite quickly, it doesn't take millions of years. It's these technologies that provide ASKAP's wide field of view and rapid surveying capability.
Over the next few years, ASKAP is expected to conduct even more sensitive surveys in different wavelength bands.
In the meantime, the RACS survey catalogue is greatly improving our knowledge of the radio sky. They've been engaging in idolatry in the first place. This is the "falling away" period. Eventually, they all turned on me. His theorems are propelling science forwards even today and have only recently been responsible for proving time travel. Unfortunately, even if the war on religion is fictive, the “defense” against it is very real and very harmful. 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. Such "arguments" are often spouted by the cafe set and don't rely on commonsense or logic at all. This includes both visible and invisible light such as X-rays, ultraviolet light, infrared light and radio waves.
To understand the universe, we need to observe the entire electromagnetic spectrum as each wavelength carries different information.
Radio waves have the longest wavelength of all forms of light. us, the dinosaurs, have to die off first, for this free new world to emerge!!!! My writing covers a wide array of subjects including but not limited to: religion, language learning, health, philosophy and legal issues. Living one life makes no sense what so ever. 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. Dashing babies joyously against rocks is another of loving Yahweh's wonderful pastimes, as written in Psalms 137:8-9. More than 60% of the unaffiliated live in China. 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. Now the evils devised by the luciferians are now slowly unfolding and leading to a one world govt and the signs of times are right in front of your eyes. ›, Religion in America is Dying Out - And Good Riddance - Universal ... ›, Is Religion Dying Out? When man becomes a piece of property he is robbed of his human dignity. Besides, the Bible was written a long time ago by a bunch of sexist men (yes it's true since back then women were considered nothing) who pretended to know everything in order to scare people into submission. ... Is Religion Dying? Firstly you focus on Christianity over other religions. A Slow But Steady Death. 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? 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. Fred Arnold from Clearwater, FL on July 04, 2014: Very good article. But the vast majority of the population think they understand science, but do not understand it at all. Your ideas as to why Religion is dying are not quite there.
For example, German rabbi Dr. Samuel Hirsch gave a lecture in 1853 on "The Religion of Humanity" in which he condemned slavery. I believe the early bishops changed the text to suit them. People shouldn't turn their back on the concept of God on account of what religion and their fellow man do. It'll continue to be a key resource for researchers around the world.
Full resolution images can be downloaded from the ASKAP data archive.
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Help people see the truth! Living Without Sight Can the blind really develop heightened senses of … Did anyone examine the true meaning of life? Why do you feel the poor and people of color don't matter? 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. Some frightening, some adventurous and sometimes downright deep.
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. But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. 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." The neoliberal era is ending. 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. Here's a primer, told through 200 years of great essays, lectures, and novels. But if you are warned about something that is happening , this also is another reality that the subject exist. Our early years are the most important, and religious parents make sure to teach their children every religious insecurity they can ASAP. Ivan Tod from Chester, ny on December 19, 2016: Religion itself is not dying, the old god's system of rule by fear is and that's because the world is just too tired of it and too screw'd up to keep on with the "it's in gods hands" or "god works in mysterious ways" nonsense. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but don't threaten others. Akriti Mattu from Shimla, India on April 20, 2015: I really appreciate you writing this post. In most other developed countries there has been recent significant decline. Now you said if God was all loving he would had created a perfect world. Gradually, the whole world, except for some pockets here and there would be Godless. Religion is not dying, but some people are losing and abusing it. Podcast Available for Premium Subscribers. Personally, i myself have evolved and don't really see religion as necessary . 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. 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. They allow us to study some of the most extreme environments in the universe, from cold clouds of gas to supermassive black holes.
Long wavelengths pass through clouds, dust and the atmosphere with ease, but need to be received with large antennas. 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. Understanding the 13 billion or so years of our universe's cosmic history requires a telescope that can see across vast distances and accurately map everything it finds. 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. 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. Hey nice article I feel that region is being less shown and more shows about crime, sex and evil are being glorified. If you can not convince the believers, then convincing the unbelievers is not going to happen. Why do you feel the poor and people of color don't matter? Its like they can never be wrong. Australia's wide open (but relatively low-altitude) spaces are the perfect place to build large radio telescopes.
We have some of the most spectacular views of the centre of the Milky Way from our position in the Southern Hemisphere. After all, I had so much and they were so blinded that they only felt jealousy instead of friendship. There has recently been some studies on the human brain and the effect of belief on a person's actions. 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. We live in a broken and very lost world and evil consumes it every day. Then we step away from the big screen we look around and then we ask ourselves, well gee why aren't living in that kind of world. So those that dont believe in God says we need to put more faith into man.
"Standard gamma-ray burst models have neglected time-reversible light curve properties," Hakkila explained. "Superluminal jet motion accounts for these properties while retaining a great many standard model features. I think we can all agree atheism is on the rise. We can change the final play to some extent. 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. destructive in some cases. I have been browsing through this article and its comments for the past hour now and all I can say is WOW!
Human dignity is a powerful phrase invoked to peacefully protest against violence, discrimination, and authoritarianism. 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. 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. It would be difficult to find an account of Jesus setting out his spiritual teachings to not relieve people of suffering, for example - Buddha is not unique to this concept. Good thing is people are seeking more and more answers and are not blinded entirely by religion anymore. You should see how people act when they have their entire freedom. I think not. I don't know why this is happening but I believe the book of revelations talks about this. 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. Pew Research also estimates that the percentage of religiously unaffiliated people is expected to decline from the current 16% to about 13% even if the overall number of such folks will rise from 1.17 billion in 2015 to 1.2 billion in 2060. Completed in 2006, this survey took almost a decade to observe 25% of the entire sky and produce final data products. Great article ... You should write a book. And regardless of whether or not you believe that, He still loves you. But we shouldn´t feel GUILTY about it. Thirdly the unfaithful think merely men wrote the bible to begin with and refuse what it says. According to Dr. Uri Maoz, it comes down to what your definition of free will is and to learning more about how we make decisions versus when it is ok for our brain to subconsciously control our actions and movements.
If I can look upon my brother-man as a creature, as a thing void of any will of his own, instead of as a free personality, that furnishes ample proof that I have not yet recognized the true human dignity in myself. The Church is nowhere near extinction, but Lord Carey is at least half right. The resulting panorama of the radio sky will look surprisingly familiar to anyone who has looked up at the night sky themselves. And the one I left insisted they were the one and only. Is that growing? In Deism everything above holds true for illogical arguments, but it also brings a logical stand point. Lets see it another way, we watch endless movies about possible futures. With the RACS survey we produced 903 images, each requiring 15 minutes of exposure time. Is that the new religion? 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. Ivan Tod from Chester, ny on October 20, 2016: They are saying God is possible because they don't see it as you do. The bible says we will know we are living in the end times when less and less people are worshipping God. I am one who hopes religion continues to slide down. "If we understand the interplay between conscious and unconscious," says Maoz, "it might help us realize what we can control and what we can't. 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. You can change this when you make a conscious decision to connect your mind to the right energy - your heart and intuition centre. Is religion dying out? That does not mean it didn't happen. 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. Religion in developed countries is declining - but why so fast? Doug Cutler from Temperance. Most of your article does not apply to other religions but (American) Christianity and Islam. Low fertility rates in countries like China, Thailand, and Japan are responsible for that trend. Catholicism has led me back to the world and it has all healed the incredible amount of pain. DK (author) from London on April 16, 2016: Thank you for taking the time to link some interesting sources. COVER SUBJECT Is Religion Dying Out? 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. The reason I left the established Christian religions is because they do not believe in reincarnation.
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. bdn9385 in a comment made a few weeks go says: "The problem with this generation is they knew [sic] God exists but they love this world more than God.". If someone was to throw such a stone into the water towards you, the stone would go through the air in between hops faster than the waves that it causes are moving through the water. The oldest religion in the world is considered to be Hinduism, which dates back to about 7,000 BCE. You ever look at your pets and wonder why they are here? The judgment of this world is that they knew the light but they love the darkness more than the light. James from Maine, USA on December 11, 2013: "All warfare is based on deception." But there are telling trends, with the Christians in Europe dying faster than new ones are being born. Religion annoys me. In helping one another we experience the Creator whose name is I AM. No one "knows" that any God exists. Yet in space many strange things happen, including a new proposal by two astrophysicists that blasts creating bursts of gamma rays may be able to speed up faster than light, going superluminal. 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. If I was god I would wipe half the earths population off with a snap of the finger tonight. The giant Centaurus A galaxy was one elliptical galaxy captured in the RACS survey. Humans.We look at incredible writings from the last 200 years that illustrate the push for human dignity in regards to slavery, equality, communism, free speech and education. We have seen a significant decline in religious belief in most developed countries. guillotine or cross nailing? Religion is also doubted in some fields of psychology. Yet, the idea of God(s) and what that idea purports to people will be with us for many,many years to come. God does not need ANY religion; and he is slowing eliminating them because humans don't need them anymore. 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). Nothing occurs after death besides decay. So if you reach that state could you really think up a reason why you would want to except the creationist views. That baseline requires more than the absence of violence, discrimination, and authoritarianism. Why would one person be so blessed and another not? When you learn to listen to it - it will always lead you to make decisions that are in your best interest. Cute little article. Or perhaps if only one view it would become too common place and we would quit seeking and learning. I love this quote from Richard Dawkins "We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Being able to conduct an all-sky survey in less than two weeks opens numerous opportunities for research. We have free will. 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. src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/371886/original/file-20201130-19-9m28tm.png?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip"> November 2015 | Is Religion Dying Out? Many so-called nonbelievers are actually veiled believers. Scientists find that bursts of gamma rays may exceed the speed of light and cause time-reversibility. 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. ,
Then we can search through individual mentions to find how human dignity was discussed and understood over the last 200 years.astronomically (no firmament, galaxies @ millions of L.Y., ), geologically (no great flood, continental drift, carbon 14 dating, glacial periods, ice core aging, Grand Canyon depth, spherical earth), archaeologically (problems with Jericho, Canaan, and elsewhere), linguistically (inadequate explanation of origin & distribution of languages), anthropologically (homo sapiens hominid forebears, ). Religion is illogical. Catherine Mostly from Seattle, WA - USA - The WORLD on June 02, 2016: All suffering is NOT the result of sin, sharonlyn - it is the result of ignorance of how we were raised into spirituality. Given the history of humans, from the crusades to the holocaust, to the terrorism of today, I would say that these are more than mistakes! Ideas of science. That is, leaving religion behind is not enough, an emphasis on education and understanding is required too. The only heaven that will exist on earth is the one people themselves generate. Greater coverage of issues grounded in religious beliefs. (I don´t have Facebook, but I would almost make an account just to share this...). Fish.
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. l have known heroes, heroines, mentors, teachers, wise people of all sorts, of every race or creed. Creation is not a fairy tale, we all suffer and die. 1. 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. You ever think about how innocent they are compared to us? 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. We fail to teach the real purpose. 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. 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? They are layers, like pancakes, speaking of a cosmic disaster which changed life forever on planet Earth, thousands of years ago, causing the single continental mass (Gondwana) to dramatically split apart. You never stop to think how long in the Lords suffering has been? And that is to listen to man and a huministic ideas of what is right. To them God is simply a partice at the base of all matter, not a man on a throne. Interestingly, the adherents of folk religions, which include African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions as well as Native American and Australian Aboriginal religions are likely to rise by 5%, from 418 million worldwide to 441 million. I agree the the concept of hell is absurd. 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. In short, I'm happy to argue that "If you mean Christianity, just say Christianity" does not apply to this hub and that people won't be able to counter its points with Buddhism just because not all points apply as strongly (or at all) to all religions in the world. Another important reason for such a statistic is that Muslims don't switch religions as much as adherents of other faiths. Mich on October 23, 2015: I believe some religion is better than none. Is Religion Dying Out?
Your right he could have but that would have made the Lord a tyrannt and not full imbodiment of love. Since sin was brought into the earth hes stepped back to allow his creation to see and feel the impacts of sin. But then my brain switches gears, "DONT HELP THEM, LET THEM KILL EACH OTHER, WE WILL STAY LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD FOR ANOTHER GENERATION". Anyway, I had time to help my father who broke his hip and then became ill with cancer. What is changing is the composition of the world's believers. check them out! 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. Paul Shene from Portland, Oregon on October 23, 2015: Religion cannot die fast enough. These people are not dunces. What about Paganism, Buddhism, other spiritual practices and systems? Why is it so right for a christian to turn a non-believer into a christian, yet if an atheist tried to do the opposite, it's wrong? Religion almost caused the demise of the human species more than once. 2Th 2:3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! Institutional religion in Britain has a half-life of one generation, to borrow the terminology of radioactive decay. Peace ! Most people do not even have the intestinal fortitude to make the changes that will make their lives better. DK (author) from London on July 20, 2016: "Why do you feel only over-privileged, rich, white people should be counted? The story goes: that Emperor Constantine and wife wanted all the bickering's to end. Note, I don't say "scientific." Religion is such a fickle beast, maiming and killing as it brings civility and God's word to the world's peaceful heathen. 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. thirdmillenium from Here, There, Everywhere on June 12, 2013: It is as it should be. What God is to you is not the same as what God is to the scientists who claim they may have proved his existence. It is pointless and futile. You over-simplify ideas so they mold to your personal beliefs. This is the era of enlightenment where I can actually say this so stick that up your censoserd christian butt holes. then we should be able to believe in who created this wonderful life. Most people today believe religion is a club and one must meet the membership requirements of its members. I can do the same thing with any topic, just like our politicians do. If I judged myself on the works of others I would be in hell and never escape. Just curious you said teach morals through education and teach understanding. That means that the Muslim population will decrease both relative and absolute. April 10, 2019 0. Greater use of free thought and logic inhibits blind faith. Astronomers working on the catalogue have identified about three million galaxies — considerably more than the 260,000 galaxies identified during the Molonglo Sky Survey. We would know that it is a practice and nothing near perfection. It also means that it is the main reason that Islam is a fast dying religion. While the number of atheists and agnostics is rising in the U.S. and Europe, the fact that on average non-religious people tend to have fewer children is contributing to the overall decrease in numbers. Life is not about Earthly agendas and most are concerned only with Earthly agendas. Heck you talk of how sad painful diseased waring people we are. Religion is dying in the western world but it's definitely increasing in the third world. Doug Cutler from Temperance. Our minds are designed to obey the will of our hearts - which informs you through your intuition. ", That is a wonderful way to think about the concept of religions - any religion. 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. Christianity as we know it is dying. So your point regarding the divide of religions is valid. 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. Please try to be less racist. The Bible says the whole populations would be Godless, self-centered and a host of other things besides. Extrapolation of the statistics show that Muslim growth rate will go down. Radio astronomy is a relatively new field of research, dating back to the 1930s.
The authors show how religion thwarted the real message of Jesus. As it is, all religions are fake though people may be faithful. Reincarnation is a fact and part of existence. Humans created religion in order to explain how and why things worked. Christianity has been the world's largest religion for millennia but its reign might come to an end sometime during the current century, overtaken by Islam. However, this is not the case. If you don't, you are not listening, looking, or living as you should. In contrast, the number of religious people is expected to grow to 8.1 billion by 2050. Nor can the Lord, but he wishes all to come and be with him. Talk to you soon! A mystery, yes, but then are each of us not a mystery? It is poorly taught and no one has a clue what to practice and what goals they are to achieve. Since the title states that this is an article about religions in general, it can only be inferred that you believe its main points do not apply to the above mentioned belief systems? Half the parables are hardly understood in the context of better living. Philosophers have been asking the question for hundreds of years. Where is the research you base yourself on? GreyFoXX4 from Richlands, North Carolina on July 05, 2014: Yes i think religon is on a downward path in participation. so, we ll not be lucky to enjoy this new world. I have taken time out to pray. From 2010 to 2015, religious people have had an average of 2.45 children per woman, while the unaffiliated gave birth to 1.65 children on average. 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. We know how important maps are on Earth. Well written hub. Please make your agenda a little less obvious next time. May be harmony is decreasing but politics in religion is increased. As a child I observed the faith of these ordinary people, some "religious" some not. 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. We are all humans, and humans, as nature itself, are not perfect: we all make mistakes, but try not to. Mich on August 09, 2017: I think God allows differences to get the best from all views. That absurdity is what the Bible relates through creative edits and intentional mistranslation. There is a vast change in the declared belief in traditional religions, and you explain what is happening very well. How has technology changed — and changed us — in the past 20 years? He wishes none to perish but to come to repentance of their sins that they may have everlasting life. Not that there is less. I love this! Thanks for sharing. for centuries people also have been directing there devotion to objects. Let’s welcome the new life ahead. Take our virtual tour below. "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. REALLY? "
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. The statistics are remarkably telling, where there was education and liberty atheism and agnosticism grew, where there was poverty and hardship, religion thrived. But it is up to everyone to stop the abuse of religion. As our societies change and develop, so too must our understanding of them.
The astrophysicists also think that these superluminal jets can create the time-reversibility that can be observed in gamma-ray burst light curves., ,
Jon Hakkila likens what they found to skipping stones across the pond. Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Is France full of rich people? How many believers are willing today to do that? "God is not a sadist. We fail to choose the right things for fear of penalties that support our Earthly desires and often support evil indirectly.
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