In so many countries in the world, religion is losing adherents. The figures show quite clearly that even in supposedly deeply devout nations, such as the USA and Italy, church attendance is falling while the numbers are rising of those declaring themselves to have no religion.
And yet there is a common theme in newspapers and some books that deny this. Our suspicions of a co-ordinated misinformation campaign are growing. A book called God Is Back: How the Global Revival of Faith Is Changing the World was widely reviewed on its publication earlier this year. It tells us that "faith" has made a dramatic comeback despite previous predictions of its imminent demise.
Not a new story. Couldn't see it posted previously though.
This is an interesting perspective. The idea that people are pushing the idea that religion is on the rise to try to promote it: 'Come back to church. All your friends are."