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Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Madhukar Kulkarni Dec 8, 2013. 16 Replies

I went to a forum at my college about the future of religion. All the speakers at the event agreed that religion will be around until the human species becomes extinct. They stated this was the case…Continue

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Jillian Dhyana Oliver replied to Chad Kreutzer's discussion Secular Hub
"The claim that religion is needed for social cohesion is one argument I've heard quite a few times from those who think religion is important to society. But I think meeting places like Secular Hub prove that people can get together and have a…"
Dec 21, 2013
Jillian Dhyana Oliver replied to Athianarchist's discussion So What Made You First Start To Doubt?
"As a child, I used the word god to answer questions I didn't know the real answers to, but I had no understanding of what god was supposed to be, and I didn't really care. I was never brainwashed into believing Christianity or any other…"
Dec 21, 2013
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Dec 9, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"We don't have to stretch our imagination too much for an answer to this question. All the trends suggest that belief in religion is declining. Christianity gives an appearance of growth because its proselytizing among the poor and the less…"
Dec 8, 2013
B.K. replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"Funny stuff, Michael. Haven't been in a church in a long time except maybe a Southern Baptist one here in the South for a wedding or funeral, but I'm remembering that in the fairly formal Methodist church where I grew up in St. Louis,…"
Dec 6, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"I still remember a Sunday school teacher in my early church days who said about the bible, "they spoke so strangely in those days." She meant the 1611 King James English, of course. BTW, "hast thoueth been saveth?" (I think…"
Dec 6, 2013
Loren Miller replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"I probably stated this elsewhere, but I think it's worth repeating: so long as man can think irrationally and is lazy enough not to be bothered with thinking rationally, religion or some form of woo is liable to be with us.  Again, belief…"
Dec 6, 2013
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Michael Penn replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"The biggest number one factor in the death of religion is knowledge, and that knowledge comes today  through the computer and the Internet. Computers are used in every school system today. Answers are pretty much instant. Even so, the…"
Dec 6, 2013
Dyslexic's DOG replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"True Chris, hardly a Christian in sight here, it's all about education. China is starting to lead the way in education, Japan and so on. All these highly educated countries are seeing a reduction in religion. US needs to have a national…"
Dec 6, 2013
Plinius replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"and everywhere else, I think. Once people have access to information, most of them start to free themselves of religion."
Dec 6, 2013
Dustin Roy replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"I remember reading something that religion is declining in developed countries such as Australia, Canada, Austria, Finland, New Zealand, Ireland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Netherlands."
Dec 6, 2013
thomas winfield mckay replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"Religion rules from birth to death by whatever means necessary. Billions will die in the wars of religious zeal right up to our extinction. Try as we may in science  to educate the masses, it has been less than successful. After all, War,…"
Dec 6, 2013
James M. Martin replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"The more pressing question, it seems to me, is this: Will our species (and perhaps all living things) become extinct because of religion and belief in the supernatural? The evangelicals, and in particular the Dominionists, take their notion of a…"
Dec 5, 2013
Grinning Cat replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"A truth very well expressed in this animation, "If Heaven Really Existed". True believers don't really have confidence that there's eternal life in heaven; they only hope that that's so. "
Dec 5, 2013
B.K. replied to Jillian Dhyana Oliver's discussion Will religion and belief in the supernatural be around until humans become extinct?
"Imagine some theoretical future day when affordable and readily available procedures or drugs could halt aging, extending the healthy human life span easily to age 1000, with the possibility at the end of that period to extend it even further. …"
Dec 5, 2013

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At 6:00pm on July 18, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Jillian 
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3880 members.

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