To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. Titus 1:15
A new study shows a decline in “religious” belief in certain countries, to the point of extinction.
The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation.
The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.
The people living in these modern secular democracies are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%.
As disturbing as the study is, what is more disturbing are the comments that followed the story.
While it seems that moderate religions are declining in membership, I see that fundamentalist believers of religions including Christian, Jewish, Moslem and Hindu are increasing in believers. The believers that are hostile to other religions, are aggressive and non-cooperative with other beliefs are growing. They are a danger for those of us who are not fundamentalists.
About time. Religion has always been nonsense. What a con on the human race.
One religion, if you can even call it that, does not have you believe anything more than cause and effect. Buddhism is following the teachings of Buddha, a MORTAL MAN, not a god. Buddha is not divine, he doesn’t live in the sky or watch over all of us. He taught the truth, and that is the only thing that gives me hope in mankind. People still believe the truth.
*cry* Why can’t the US be included?! I’m so tired of certain politicians involving religion in government or religion ‘morals’ in government policies and laws! (e.g., stem cell). If you don’t like this kind of stuff then I really hope you never use the technology after bickering about it! They talk about pro-life and then they dismiss any technology that can help living people. Hypocrites!
I can understand how easy it would be not to believe; I can understand the mind of the atheist but I am glad that Jesus revealed Himself to me through the Holy Spirit and gave grace to me so that I could receive salvation.
The scripture I am about to give is not a threat from either me or God; it is a promise that He will keep.
The cowardly, unbelieving , abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Rev 21:8