Religion Becoming Obsolete? It Could ...

Religion Becoming Obsolete? It Could Happen

There are 7 comments on the Switched story from Aug 14, 2013, titled Religion Becoming Obsolete? It Could Happen. In it, Switched reports that:

Religious people could be the minority by the year 2041 according to Biopsychologist Nigel Barber, who says this is the case in well-developed countries as personal wealth increases.

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Since: Sep 10

Earth

#1 Aug 14, 2013
The Snuffington Compost? Wow, there's a reputable site (not).

Barring censorship of my comment, I posted this:

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That's a load of codswallop..or should I say, godswallop.

Religion will always exist because belief requires ignorance of the world and laziness, the unwillingness to check facts or to learn. Religion tells the ignorant they have "knowlege" and "wisdom" because they are ignorant, an easy way for leaders to gain followers and pick their pockets while saying it. For the less intelligent and the intellectually lazy, religion is an easy road, so they're willing to take it.

Religion provides a quick path to wealth, social status (e.g. those claiming their "race is superior"), power and position, sex with the unwilling (usually women and children), patriarchy and undeserved privilege. For bigots, sexist morons, racists, the greedy, the selfish, and mass murderers, religion provides justification and the claim of "absolute power". As long as some scumbags want those things, there will be religion.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 Aug 15, 2013
I quite like the Huffington Post and I largely agree with the premise that ‘religious people could be the minority by the year 2041’. According to one UK survey, that’s true of the UK today,(UGov, 56% say they aren’t religious). I would hope the USA would get to that stage before 2041.

I think religion has persisted until now because it wasn't challenged in ‘e-ways’. It is so convenient and appropriate to challenge superstitions on the Internet and social media. There are probably fewer good opportunities in everyday life.

I also think that non-belief has reached a critical mass and that the arguments against religion (if not against the idea of some sort of ultimate “intelligence”) are overwhelming. Clearly no god sent a prophet to Earth and there’s no sound justification for worship or religious faith. Religion is divisive, irrelevant and outdated.
LCNlin

United States

#3 Aug 15, 2013
Possibly in the UK.
In the USA both parties supporting Prayer!

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans have found something to agree on: Town councils should be allowed to open their meetings with a Christian prayer.

Lawyers for the administration and two groups of lawmakers from the House and Senate, nearly all Republicans, separately made that argument in briefs to the Supreme Court this week. The high court should relax the constitutional limits on religious invocations at government meetings, they argued.

The case could lead to a major change in the law on religion that would go well
beyond prayers at council meetings.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#4 Aug 15, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Possibly in the UK.
In the USA both parties supporting Prayer!
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans have found something to agree on: Town councils should be allowed to open their meetings with a Christian prayer.
Lawyers for the administration and two groups of lawmakers from the House and Senate, nearly all Republicans, separately made that argument in briefs to the Supreme Court this week. The high court should relax the constitutional limits on religious invocations at government meetings, they argued.
The case could lead to a major change in the law on religion that would go well
beyond prayers at council meetings.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/natio...
Not proof of god sorry.
spudgun

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#5 Aug 15, 2013
EdSed wrote:
I largely agree with the premise that ‘religious people could be the minority by the year 2041’. According to one UK survey, that’s true of the UK today,(UGov, 56% say they aren’t religious). I would hope the USA would get to that stage before 2041.
I agree religion is becoming increasingly obsolete, and I would expect it to be a minority position on a national and global scale in the next few decades.

This is not to say that Atheists will be a majority, but that when you include all the "nones", all those that are unaffiliated, then they will eventually become the majority.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#6 Aug 16, 2013
Aaaand, two days after the post, it still hasn't appeared out of "moderation". Clearly, the Compost doesn't believe in allowing multiple opinions to be heard, only those they agree with.

The last thing most "moderators" are is "moderate".
Black Racist

Ashburn, VA

#7 Aug 22, 2013
Pastor pours acid on atheist, for telling her that there is no god.

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