eventually and hopefully sooner rather than later, we must let go of the labels.
i think the world would be a fascinating place if everyone you spoke to had differing ideas, not to mention it creates a greater dynamic, pushing humanity yet further.
Sadly not, but it is decreasing... Thank god lol... Lovley pun eh?
It will end, and it will be such a freaking awesome time when it does.... Sadly I will not be alive to see that day....
i agree bandit, religion will end but it will never end. there is too much freedom in thought and literature for dogma to continue and this process has probably been going on since the guttengerg press was invented.
i also agree, that anti religion is itself a religion [as is science]. i think we can say that its the approach and the attachement that makes people not want to go outside the box, which is the actual religion. funny how i doubt if that is what any religious founder has taught!
A nice vision and I would like to see there is some truth in it. Sweden is now 85% atheist. I prefer that even more."to me, religion is coming to an end, or rather, the religion of infalliable Gods and unchangeable tomes written in stone is ending, and instead, ppl are becoming more spiritual- they do not follow religion because they are supposed to, they follow religion because they want to... sure, they may not be ultraorthodox, they might not even agree with all the articles of faith of their own specific religious systems, but they are usually ethical, and personable, and decent, and inquisitive, and are looking for something good, as they feel there is something good there in religion worth looking for... they are more open to discussion, they are more tolerant of other, different opinions, and there is less insistence about what is right and what is not..."
Sweden is now 85% atheist.
Sweden is now 85% atheist.
How was the survey question stated? Maybe something like: "Do you believe in an anthropocentric G-d who can be manipulated and acts favorably toward folks who make animal sacrifices?"
With no axe to grind either way (and knowing nothing of Sweden other than the colours of their flag), I did a quick look around and I’m not sure that it’s definite that 85% of Swedes are atheist. Where did you get this one from? Was it here? -
Adherents.com: Atheist Statistics | Agnostic
This site says 46 – 85%, a pretty meaningless range I think you’d agree. What if it’s 46%? That means the majority are not “atheist, agnostic or non-believer in God.”
From the same site at number 2 is Vietnam, apparently 81% are “atheist, agnostic or non-believer in God”. Clearly this is a nonsense, in spite of attempts at suppression by political organisations. I imagine the Buddhists in Vietnam answered that they are a “non-believer in God” (can't speak for the Christians, Muslims, [FONT=trebuchet ms,arial,helvetica]Caodaists...) [/FONT]
Religions may come and go, transform and transmutate. But, religions seem in large part about the human impulse to seek for meaning and knowledge, connection and purpose, in that which lays beyond the tips of our noses. Science and material culture will never fully meet those objectives as so much lays beyond the tips of our noses and eyesight. The world will always contain a mix of the outright religious, the relatively unstructured spiritual seekers and those who refuse to entertain that anything exists beyond the tips of our noses or are otherwise perfectly content with lookng only that far. earl