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Religion on it’s way out?

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A story just hit the headlines showing that most religious of western countries, the USA, in a decline of religious belief.

Granted, it’s only gone from 14.2% who say they don’t, to 15%, but that 15% is nearly double the 8.2% who didn’t believe in 1990. At that rate, about .3% per year, it would still take over 100 years before America reached the levels of non belief of a Sweden, and a good 200 years or so before it was an overwhelming majority.

As someone who believes religion has a lot to offer, I contemplate ways to reverse this trend. Maybe if the Anti-Christ arrives? 😉

But on the other hand, I think most people in this blogspace don’t believe in religion. Do they have any ideas of what would make their perspective grow faster in the populace?

Maybe taking control of all schools?
Maybe actually trying to prove God doesn’t exist? (i.e. manifest life from raw matter).

Well, anyhow, interested in whether people think it’s good, bad, and what can be done.

Written by rexinfinite

March 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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Religious creation myths are all ridiculous

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In response to Poxinfinite asserting that the creation stories of the Bible/Quran could be right…
They are as absurd as the creation myths in any religion/culture be they the Abrahamic ‘creation ex nihilo’, the vast range of Hindu myths (who according to Wikipedia don’t seem to have much conflict with evolution), or the Inuit belief that the trickster in the form of Raven created the world (when the waters forced the ground up from the deep Raven stabbed it with his beak and fixed it into place).
I prefer the outlook of the Buddha who generally ignores the question regarding the origin of life.
No intelligent person could take them seriously.
These myths have been lampooned and had the nail put in their coffin by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster…
This is the ‘ironic’ statement from their website:

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, while having existed in secrecy for hundreds of years, only recently came into the mainstream when this letter was published in May 2005.
With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshippers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by it’s opponents – mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs.
Some claim that the church is purely a thought experiment, satire, illustrating that Intelligent Design is not science, but rather a pseudoscience manufactured by Christians to push Creationism into public schools. These people are mistaken. The Church of FSM is real, totally legit, and backed by hard science. Anything that comes across as humor or satire is purely coincidental.

http://www.venganza.org/about/

Written by jackshaftoe

October 24, 2006 at 6:01 pm