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future of Religion ?

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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    In YOUR estimation, how will religion evolve in the next 50 to 100 years? Will religion as we know it completely disappear? Will the NONES (people who have no religious denomination) increase? Will spirituality take the place of religion?  Will religion evolve into a new form?

    1. SpanStar profile image61
      SpanStarposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I believe in the future there will be pockets of people who have religious beliefs but overall I believe the road of mankind is walking is filled with hate, distrust, and we have become self-centered. Just like the Romans were mandated to put down the Christians I see a revisiting of that strategy so I believe those who are of faith base will eventually move out of the public view.

      1. A Troubled Man profile image60
        A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        That's odd, the Romans haven't been ruling these past many centuries, you Christians have been ruling much of the world, which could be why "mankind is walking is filled with hate, distrust, and we have become self-centered." 

        Maybe that was a really bad move to begin with... smile

        1. SpanStar profile image61
          SpanStarposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Seeing how some nonbelievers have been strutting around like peacocks but I see no evidence of them bringing harmony and peace to the planet. With all their chest pounding and military weaponry I see no diminished capacity of murdering and killing by these faithless groups.

          1. A Troubled Man profile image60
            A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            The believer, whose religions are at stake here, are forced to fabricate lies in favor of defending their ancient myths and superstitions, which without, might leave them stranded in the middle of nowhere since they haven't spent the time to learn anything about the world around them and have only wallowed in selfish denial.

            This kind of behavior will be a welcome sight to see going the way of the dodo.

          2. Zelkiiro profile image83
            Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Funny. Last I checked, it's always religious zealots (and the occasional egomaniacal warlord) who start the most gruesome and bloodiest wars, not to mention wreak terror at home.

            The Crusades, anyone? The Inquisitions? Holy wars? Witch-burnings? The rack? Hot pokers in the eye sockets? Castrations? Each and every single one representing merely a fraction of the peaceful Christian religion alone, and that's not even touching the mind-boggling atrocities committed by Judaism and Islam.

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        riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Naturally, as education progresses ignorance will recede from public view.

    2. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It would certainly appear Christianity has become increasingly irrelevant and will probably become a well known myth in the next few hundred years, with Islam and Judaism following close behind.

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        As people become more educated, evolved, and enlightened, they will see how atavistic organized religions are.  They will discard such artificiality and evolve into true spirituality without the confines of religion.

    3. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There is and has always been one God. However, there are thousandssss of concepts as to who or what this God is. Just because we can not comprehend who or what something is does not mean it does not exist.

      people can not all agree as to what exist means, SOoo how do we expect to agree on much else.    No matter what kind of statement is made ...  someone is going to argue with it! 
      Yin can not exist without yang. ... Where would Zig be without Zag?

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        riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        What is that?

        So what do you mean by "god"? Or are you saying that you do not know what it is that you say exist but simply making an assertion, to go with the flow?

        1. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Is that a question in responce to my question (?) or is it an answer?
          people can not all agree as to what exist means, SOoo how do we expect to agree on much else.    No matter what kind of statement is made ...  someone is going to argue with it! 
          Yin can not exist without yang. ... Where would Zig be without Zag?
          or are you just argueing with a statement that you do not understand ... cause I don't understand your answer (or is that a question?

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            riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It's very simple, What do "you" mean by "god " and "exist" [Let us forget about others]? You should mean something, em!!??
            "Yin can not exist without yang"
            What is that?

            1. Jerami profile image77
              Jeramiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              As I said in the other post ... "No matter what kind of statement is made ...  someone is going to argue with it!"     It seems to be our nature just as it is their nature when two goats are standing in the pasture, they are going to butt heads.  It doesn't matter the subject matter, any time a statement is made; someone is going to want to butt heads.     yin (goat # 1) and Yang (goat # 2)  require the other in order to remain within their own nature.

                 Though we may blame anything for it, It is this basic nature which causes all the conflict in this world. 
              it is oposition between positive and negative forces which causes an electric motor to turn as it is also what makes the world and everything in it to turn.

              1. A Troubled Man profile image60
                A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                That is baloney, Jerami. The conflict comes when believers tell us what we are supposed to believe and how we are supposed to behave, even when they themselves never follow their own demands.

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                riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                So you do not know what you mean when you say "god exists" but is simply parroting your priest or is rambling?

                1. Jerami profile image77
                  Jeramiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  So you do not know what you mean when you say "god exists" but is simply parroting your priest or is rambling?
                       I've seen long arguements as to what "exist" means. SOoo  I'm not going to do that again. I know how I feel about the meaning of exist. I don't know how you feel about it, No matter how you try to explain what you think, everyone else can only speculate as to what you mean (as it relates th them).  And surely someone is going to argue with how you expressed yourself.   As my first post indicated.

                  If something IS, does that mean that it exists?  Not necessarily.  yes and No!  Kinda sorta.   Yep ..but !
                  No matter what anyone says ...  somebody is going to disagree!

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                    riddle666posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I was asking about "god", your meaning of god [as you rightly said it is different for different person].
                    So you do not know what 'exist' is, but is using it?
                    For exist, this might help, if you have the willingness to use your intelligence
                    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/exist

  2. peeples profile image88
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    I have always believed organized religion causes much more harm than good. My hope for humanity is that as the years pass more and more people will begin to use their brains instead of a book to tell them what is good and what is bad. I think it is wonderful for people to have their own journeys that lead them to what makes them happy. However I think forcing it on children and others should never happen. So my hope is that in the future people will stop trying to force their own journey on others. I think this is already starting. More and more people are questioning what they were taught as a child. More and more people are growing to accept those that aren't just like them. It will be a wonderful day when religion no longer has any say in any government, sadly I am not sure that day will ever come.

  3. Nicholas Fiorito profile image89
    Nicholas Fioritoposted 3 years ago

    I personally believe there will always be organized religion, because it is a useful instrument to control people, and hey, honestly, some people want to just follow something.  It gives them comfort or allows them not to grapple with significant existential issues (death, the existence of suffering, the purpose of life, etc.).

    That being said, I also believe people will continue to be interested in the "spiritual" dimension of life and we will increasingly see the growth of the "spiritual but not religious" and other forms of inclusive, new religions, or traditional religions adopting a lighter attitude towards dogma and belief.  I think this perspective will take into account information from science, and particularly quantum physics, in attempts to create a kind of "unified theory of spirituality," one which can be expressed in various traditions and their theological language.  However, as I stated in the paragraph above, I think this will be contested by those who will cling to more "conservative" views.

  4. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 3 years ago

    The future of religion?

    Probably will wind up the same way as astrology, a quarter page of mindless entertainment in a newspaper.

 
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