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Is the growing number of churches lead one to Godliness or religiosity

  1. sergs_pogi profile image57
    sergs_pogiposted 7 years ago

    I observed the proliferation of different church organizations nowadays. However, I still find out there are lots of people who are agnostics, atheists, or narcissistic. So, perhaps the trend does not lead one to recognize the essence of religion or even Godly.

    1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
      Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi sergs_pogi, Actually it's only about 10 percent of agnostics and atheists. Majority of people believe God exist.

      1. sergs_pogi profile image57
        sergs_pogiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        However, based on my experience with some hubbers, many claim disbelief and utter denouncement of the Bible as
        God's words or authority to judge the end of the times. I was shocked by this observation.

    2. profile image0
      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think the trend is bad. The proliferation of so many different sects confuses me and I'm a Christian.  Until Christians can agree on the message, the religion will always be viewed by outsiders with little more than curiosity and suspicion.

      1. sergs_pogi profile image57
        sergs_pogiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        However, do you believe the Bible?

    3. Shadesbreath profile image84
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      I've known many, many completely narcissistic people who are religious, so, either you don't understand what that word means, or you think people who believe in god are incapable of self absorbtion and vanity.

      Beyond that, I would say: don't confuse religion with godliness. All religion is operated by humans. So, just because people gather in the same place and face the same way staring at the same symbol looming over the same speaker speaking, it doesn't mean they have any access to or understanding of anything godly. I'm not saying that NO churches/synagogues/temples/sweat lodges/mosques/druidic circles/ritual fires/ancestor sites or other type sites can't be places where "godliness" is genuinely sought and practiced by people. It's just rare, and getting more so daily.

      There are many that congregate and actually try to be better people. But, in modern times, religion is more and more becoming just a sanctuary from thought, a place to feel good, find some easy answers, and be told that you are better than the other people who "don't understand" what you do. That is the kind of religion that is increasingly ruining the current religions, speeding them on their way to the scrap heap of religions as is the way with that stuff every few hundred or thousand years. No worries though, someone always comes along and starts another one. People love this stuff.

    4. simeonvisser profile image82
      simeonvisserposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why are atheists and agnostics grouped together with narcissistic people? Are you saying that these groups of people have something in common?

      1. sergs_pogi profile image57
        sergs_pogiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes. They do not believe in God to a lesser or greater degree. Am I wrong?

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Is your only purpose for being on Hubpages is to talk in the forums about "religion"? I certainly hope not, but so far that's all you've managed to do.

    As for your OP, it just shows you haven't done anything with regards to looking into the number of religious people in the world, because had you, then you would realize that your OP is meaningless.

    Roughly 2/3 of the world's population is religious or has a belief in a god.

    Ironically, on another hand, people wonder what is wrong with the world or wonder why there isn't enough love and compassion.

    Go figure. hmm

    1. sergs_pogi profile image57
      sergs_pogiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No, not really. My intention is to earn and learn. However, during my survey in trying to find topics to give some ideas on, I found topics such Reincarnation, Not praying, and others like this that precluding the importance of church, praying, God, religion, etc. So, I'm wondering why people are not believing. They just believe in their own philosophy and ideas. They don't know why they are here on earth.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ever thought about common sense being the reason.
        No, people learned how to be their own authority in their life.
        There are a lot of people who don't understand that Life doesn't require a "god" to be understood or lived. It's unfortunate, because of the damage being done.

        1. sergs_pogi profile image57
          sergs_pogiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          If we solely trust our intuition and reason, then there would really be no accord whatsoever. There is no single yardstick to gauge the truth or false. I believe the Bible should serve as the basis of good and bad. Perhaps this is the problem.

          1. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Actually, morality has been defined and can be a universal knowledge. It must be accepted by all though, which is part and parcel, the problem, because of the "god" concept to begin with.
            I don't since morality is defined. I've written two hubs you might be interested in- One is on Morals and the precise definition- and the other is Rights Versus Morals.
            Perhaps. wink

      2. profile image0
        just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        People believe, it's just that believing is a personal thing. When people try to do it within organized religion it becomes discombobulated. Which leads to attempts to work within the confines of organized religion, which leads to a thousand different sects within that religion; which becomes confusing. You'll never see the end of belief, maybe religion; which might not be a bad thing. Belief is for the confines of your own mind. It's as unique as you are.

 
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