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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Power Stone, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Power Stone

    Power Stone Unknown Member

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    What do you think will become of major religions in the future? Will they change into something different? Will they die out? Will new ones form?
     
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  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I think only Christianity will survive and all the rest of religions will die out. What do you think?
     
  3. EDDi

    EDDi You're not supposed to believe me... Yet.

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    I can think of one thing that would probably kill off most religions: If this reality is a computer simulation (and that's a big "if") and everyone in this reality were to suddenly learn that their reality is simulated then I think that news would put an end to most of the world's religions. Which is why knowledge of the simulated nature of this reality must for the time being be kept hidden, in the shadows. Known only to elites and madmen. A hidden truth, derided as insane and the preserve of lunatics. But nonetheless true.
     
  4. Power Stone

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    I was thinking Along the same lines as you but I really don't know
     
  5. Power Stone

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    Interesting
     
  6. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    I see that the majority of mankind will find a unity in their diversity and will eventually see that we all have One God.

    I have no doubt that humanity as a whole will see the wisdom in what God has offered, over what men think is best.

    Regards Tony
     
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  7. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Probably, people will understand that there is no God, and religions have kept them fighting all this time. They will abandon religions and unite. That is the only way they can unite - not flying their religious flags.
     
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  8. Tony Bristow-Stagg

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    Good morning Aupmanyav, I hope you are safe, well and happy.

    I see the world is currently in the process of trying to replace God given ways, with what man thinks is best. Look at the world and the politics and one sees it is obvious there is no model that anyone can pursue that will achieve the unity of mankind.

    As you are aware, a way to unite has been offered and I see a time is approaching when the governments of the world will adopt that model.

    For most of us it will not be an easy transition, but that is what Faith is about, bringing the best from ourselves. Doing good for all, over preference of self.

    Regards Tony
     
  9. joe1776

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    You're mistaken. If religion had never existed, we humans would still have nations, races, tribes and other group attachments to separate us.

    Arrogance: Our group is superior to their group! is the enemy within us not religion.

    If you want to say that religion was PART of the problem or was NOT part of the solution. I'd agree.
     
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  10. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    God's ways have never been good. They have created more problems than they have ever solved.
     
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  11. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    That makes no sense, as it requires that there is God to have God's ways, but you don't believe in that.
    Could you please learn that religion is a human behavior and natural and treat it as a subset of human psychology? I hate it when atheists treat religion as special negative and unnatural category in itself. That would mean that religion is actually supernatural. :D
     
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  12. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Globally the trend is that belief in a religion is declining.
     
  13. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Myth as literal history should die out the more people are exposed to reliable information. Then we are left with the bare bones of religion; soul, spirit, heart, mind, will, and perhaps an eternal intelligent source reality, and God(s). These things will survive for as long as humanity exists. But the dogma will eventually die out.

    Clean affordable energy would allow the safe modernization of the rest of the world. And with modernization comes the decline of religion as we know it. Future religions will be more sophisticated, and better arguments for them will emerge.
     
  14. Quintessence

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    First, I think it's worth remembering that "religion" as we understand it is very much a construct of Western culture. In that sense, what happens to "religion" will largely be a function of how people choose to understand the term. What I'm noticing right now is that shifts in "religion" are casting light on how much of an artifice that term really is. We will either expand our understanding of "religion" to be more inclusive of these cultural phenomena, or we won't. Depending on that, we'll either tell the story "religion is on the decline" or we won't. In the end, that doesn't much matter.

    What matters is the substance behind the term. In this other sense, humans will not stop telling stories, telling new stories, creating new ways of engaging with these stories. Humans will not stop having values that are subjectively derived from their culture and life experiences, nor will these values remain stagnant over time. Humans will not stop behaving in ways that reflect the stories they tell themselves and the values they uphold, nor will these behaviors remain stagnant over time. Humans will not stop creating shared communities related to the stories they tell, the values they hold, or the behaviors they do either. Nor will these remain stagnant. In short, humans will be humans. Things will constantly change, just as the universe itself constantly changes. What we call it? That will change too.
     
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  15. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The growth of "spiritual but not religious" is part of the picture. The external rites and texts of religion are gradually getting less important to people. MY religion vs YOUR religion as a force of division is gradually lessening. There is a growth of interfaith groups and gatherings where the unity behind the diversity is celebrated.

    Great point. If we look back to a history not so long ago, what we conceive of as religion today did not exist. In the early years of Christianity, for example, there was no such thing as a church. Judaism was based on the Temple, a central focus of worship at one point.

    When I've been in India, simple roadside shrines were in many locations. They were not the churches or mosques of Western religion, but an different setup to celebrate and worship.
     
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    I read an interesting article recently about the origins of churches and cathedrals. Thought about making a thread about it, but didn't quite have enough substance for it. It talked about how original places of worship for Christians were in catacombs, and the reasons for that are subject to some debate. Before that, of course, some Paganisms had places of worship but many did not. Modern Pagans tend to follow that tradition and mostly have household shrines. I have several of them in my home, but visitors wouldn't even know they're religious unless I told them. They'd just see decorations, though if they were themselves Pagan, they'd probably recognize it. :D
     
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    A lot of the future of religions is foretold in those religions.
     
  18. Power Stone

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    Good point
     
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    Anything bad is not god
     
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    I think all will change and/or die out, we learn much more about our planet/species/etc each year, religion has a smaller place to exist in.
    It will continue in some form to give community and comfort but little else.
     
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