Been lurking around here for a while, enjoying the humourous (and often vicious) banter between the atheists and spiritualists. I've noticed in my short lifetime that spiritual views such as creationism, ID and religion in general have become less 'fashionable' of late. From reading historical texts, I get the impression that a good proportion of the people of Earth have been religious for a very, very long time. And clearly, there are still millions and millions of people who believe in a Creator or a God, so this isn't going away anytime soon. So why, in the last twenty years or so, have followers of religion become increasingly despised? Is it simply the prevalance of the internet that allows opinion to be aired more readily - or is there an actual trend to this? You will be happy/disappointed to learn that I firmly believe in creation, as opposed to life having arisen from random chance or abiogenetic means. But before the knives come out, I wanted to garner opinion on whether folks think that we, as an adaptable species, are 'evolving' to become less spiritual.