Christianity seems to be seeing downfall across the globe barring under developed countries ...while many are coming out of Christianity and becoming atheist or agonist or even non religious spiritual being , many are replacing Christianity with other faiths and at times those are more closed minded faith than christanity....if christanity gets replaced for such faith , we would be worse than what we are right now...so what do u think ?...decline of christianity would become curse for human beings?
If Christianity declines and is merely replaced with another faith, then that "other faith" would likely be Islam. If Islam became the dominant religion in the US, then it might actually result in the "secularization" of Islam, which would be good thing, ultimately.
It's probably just a trend. I don't think a decline in any faith would be a downfall, in fact, I believe it would be helpful to the entire planet.
However, I think there will always be some people that need religion to stay on a "good," path; and the religion itself isn't so important. So, even if there is a decline, I doubt it will go away or even get to a moot "crisis" point.
If Christianity goes away, not soon enough, why would Islam or any other religion replace it? The US without religion would end up being a country of free thinking and educated citizens free of dogma and myth that does nothing but cloud personal judgement.
@paul why would islam replace it?...good question...people coming out of Christianity are becoming atheist or agonist or getting into some other religion...now third part is large numbers...and as u know religion promotes no family planning , so naturally their numbers would increase...
The "...why would islam replace it?..." was a reply to "If Christianity declines and is merely replaced with another faith, then that "other faith" would likely be Islam." written by Chasuk earlier in this post.
People were fine before Christianity and will be good again when it's gone. Not that it will ever actually disappear, as no religion has. However, it will fade into the background as many of them have.
Yes. Christianity has been around much longer than Islam has. I think the person who said Islam would replace Christianity is right. It would then become much less dogmatic, and more in line with how most Christians are, not trying to blow up the government or planes and changing the interpretation of holy texts to fit the times.
We need another enlightenment!
I disagree with sooner28. I also disagree with the premise of your statement. Christianity isn't declining. But it is getting biased bad press from those factions and individuals that for some reason have a need to be ashamed of their culture, history, social status. Too bad.
Actually, as of 2009, 15% of the population claims to have no religion. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/577828.aspx. So, at least in the United States, Christianity is declining.
What will replace it, if anything at all? Islam is growing, so that's a natural answer. Islam has to adapt though, and be more accepting of women for it to catch on in the United States; but religions have shown themselves to be very flexible when they need to, so it wouldn't surprise me if Islam grows a lot more in the United States, albeit a very different form than the one practiced in the Middle East.
But this is all speculation. No one can say for sure what religion will be dominant in America in the next 50 years.
Removing an unifying positive from our society naturally would be followed by a chaotic negative effect. It's simple logic, remove a positive from a group and it becomes more negative.
Although, I believe that Christianity shall decline until it is badly needed, than Christianity shall rise from the grave. This is a natural cycle.
Hardly a unifying force at all and positive is very very debatable, nothing divides people as much as the faith they practise, from Mormons being critisized by other bands of christianity, to Catholics and Protestants murdering each other for centuries over whose particular breed of Christianity is better, not to mention the violence between religions. The world has seen the collapse of many other very succesfull relgions (such as the Olympian gods) I think that this time Islam will take up some of the numbers and the majority will go to a philosophy rather than a religion, that being humanism which is seeing massive growth.
I think Christianity... in the traditional sense... will continue to decline. The fact is fundamental Christianity just doesn't work in the modern world. The sad part is those who refuse to let Christianity adapt are the ones that are killing it.
If Christianity survives, it will be altered to allow for the natural evolution that 2000 years of philosophical, medical, and technological growth causes.
Literal interpretation of the Bible is a bit too superstitious and obviously impossible for educated individuals to accept.
You don't 'adapt' what Christ taught or you are changing the whole teaching.
No one is killing Christianity.
You do realize that Christ already fortold what is happening don't you?
The Bible is not for 'high-minded' know everything prideful people. Christ taught if you follow Him and are to enter God's kindgom it will be on one condition.. that you are as humble as a child in folling His teaching.
People that aren't humble would gladly change what Christ said to fit their personal agenda...
Looks like another post proving His words if you ask me. I don't see how anyone can't see all the obvious divinity flowing out of His mouth like living water.......
Christianity isn't dependant on this world, btw. We live through Christ, as does anyone who accepts Him as Lord.
Are you saying that Christians behave the same way today that they did 1900 years ago? That churches teach the same thing?
Do you really think that the Nicean Council wouldn't snatch you up and put you in chains for behaving like "real Christians" do today?
In Canada Christian have declined in half from a 100 years ago
The Nicean Council would have executed over half the planet and burned damn near every book on it. That was how they established Christianity in the first place.
The more things change the more things remain the same. Human nature has not changed in 10 thousand years; it has only recently been pacified with material needs and wants.
I have never talked with a faithful believer who completely interpreted the bible literally, and many have PhDs.
While I certainly agree that the eventual downfall of Christianity and all other religions will be good for humanity, I'm not convinced that there will be a net benefit. I'm sure people will just find some other silly thing to rot their brains with.
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