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Will Christianity Die Out?

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 9:38am

zeus999

zeus999

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So I was thinking a few day ago about all the religions that died out because they worshiped the sun, and I'm curious if you think Christianity will do the same due to its outdated beliefs (well to be exact Jesus is the sun, and Christianity also has roots in astronomy but whatever).

 

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 9:41am

zeus999

zeus999

34 posts

whoops didn't finish my thought I have a cast on, and it pressed the enter button.

I believe that Christianity will eventually die and shrink and maybe another religion will kinda take its place (or less likely that Christianity will adapt to survive advances in science).

 

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 10:18am

HahiHa

HahiHa

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Eventually, yes. Civilizations come and go, religions aren't much different. Of course the abrahamic religions (I feel it makes more sense to talk of them as a group in that aspect) will try to adapt as much as possible, and survive some time more, but at some point even rubber starts tearing from too big of a strain.

I would hope that we're thriving towards a complete secularism, but I fear that old religions will just be replaced by new religious beliefs over time. The advances we're making in science are dependent of our society, it is probable that it will get lost at some point, even if we survived for so long.

 

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 2:18pm

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

Religions come and religions go, I see no reason to believe that Christianity won't be the same, though I suppose in this age of information where one can find copies of the Bible and the like easily online there's always a chance that even if it fades to obscurity there'll still be some adherents hanging on.

 

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 5:33pm

samiel

samiel

321 posts

there's always a chance that even if it fades to obscurity there'll still be some adherents hanging on.

My entire thought was already here thanks Avorne

 

Posted Mar 1, '13 at 8:01pm

TheGenovesan

TheGenovesan

66 posts

I'd have to agree with the previous statements. Christianity will probably die out eventually as it becomes less relevant in todays society. In these more modern times more people are moving towards atheism, although chrstianity and religions similar to it still hold some sway. I'm not sure religions as a whole will die out completely, including christianity, as there will always be people out there who will believe in religions, but I could see the majority of christians moving to atheism or another religion over a long period of time, with a couple of people still clinging on to it.

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 12:43am

nichodemus

nichodemus

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I don't think it'll die out per se as other religions did. When we view all the major ancient religions that we unceremoniously dump under the vague title of "Paganism", most died out due to political upheaval, e.g Invasions, population declines and the like. These aren't very plausible today, given the change in warfare and state relations, and the very global nature of religion. Zoroasterism for instance largely went on the decline after the Muslim conquest of the ME; due to the limited range of influence confined to Iran, it died out. Christianity today on the other hand is free of such disabilities.

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 5:26am

partydevil

partydevil

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due to the information highway i.e. internet. people will educate themself more then ever befor. + scientific proof that contradict (current) religions believes. = i think religions whit any form of god or afterlife/spirits will eventually die out. my guess is that in 300 year or so the biggest religions of today. will be as big as voodoo is today.

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 1:56pm

GhostOfMetal

GhostOfMetal

597 posts

due to the information highway i.e. internet. people will educate themself more then ever befor. + scientific proof that contradict (current) religions believes. = i think religions whit any form of god or afterlife/spirits will eventually die out. my guess is that in 300 year or so the biggest religions of today. will be as big as voodoo is today.

There are some aspects of science that do confirm religious beliefs. For example, there was a a group of scientists (I can't remember the exact names or year but I know it was between 1997-205) who were using the carbon dating to analyse the age of the Earth. they found a strange anomaly, there was an entire day "missing" i.e. they did something special (way beyond my intelligence level) to discover that there was an elongated period of the exposed sunlight on the area they were in (somewhere in the North-Eastern hemisphere) several thousand years ago.. One of them was a Christian. He remembered reading a passage in the Bible where God made the sun stop in the sky (the world stop spinning) for an entire day. The scientist looked up the passage again (Joshua 10:13) and asked the other members of the team to compare the day in which the sun stopped with the Time of Joshua and the days matched perfectly.
This is only one example and I know only few of the many I am sure to exist. I, as a Christian, do believe that science does not disprove my religious beliefs, but rather confirms them. Granted, there are times they contradict, but I believe they generally go hand in hand. I do not think there will be a time of religiouslessness. If the world does grow to lack religion, I would think it is due to the great many, in ignorance, listening to the few who gather knowledge.

 

Posted Mar 2, '13 at 2:13pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,569 posts

For example, there was a a group of scientists (I can't remember the exact names or year but I know it was between 1997-205) who were using the carbon dating to analyse the age of the Earth. they found a strange anomaly, there was an entire day "missing" i.e. they did something special (way beyond my intelligence level) to discover that there was an elongated period of the exposed sunlight on the area they were in (somewhere in the North-Eastern hemisphere) several thousand years ago..

1) Link it.
2) That's not how carbon dating works.
3) Carbon dating is not used for that old of things.
4) Sounds pretty bunk.

I, as a Christian, do believe that science does not disprove my religious beliefs, but rather confirms them. Granted, there are times they contradict, but I believe they generally go hand in hand.

"I'm right when I'm right and when I'm wrong I'm still right."
That's your mindset.

When religion is reaffirmed by science, that's only because of the sheer number of claims the multitudes of religions make. It's a statistical artifact that random beliefs of people thousands of years ago are (somewhat) correct sometimes. Then for things like history, those are simply events recorded and embellished.

As my mythology teacher loved to say, "Just because something isn't true doesn't mean it didn't happen." Stories spring from actual events and imaginations.

Was there a witch in a forest who lived in a candy house who cooked children in her oven? No. Was there, at some point and some place, a crazy person who killed children and lived somewhere? Yes.

It all depends on how far one is willing to extend their claims. A perfect example is Noah's Ark. Many accept that it was likely a local flood, even if they stick to the dimensions and time frame listed in the bible. Whereas others will not hedge and claim water covered the entire world for forty days and nights of constant rain, then it all went poof.

 
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