What is the future of religion?
1 Dec 15
Things go on as they have went-I don't think the modern era (or postmodern, if one wants to push it) will really effect anything. Human beings ask questions, I don't suspect that will stop-and I don't suspect some coming from religious or philisophical answers which will be in traditional, new, or adapted manner. That is a fairly rational answer, which has not even considered any religion or a religion being true-if there was a god, then it would be up to that god to keep it's idea alive by action-that is, a live god. We call this Salvation History-God's acts of Salvation among a particular people (Israel), and then found within a particular Man (Jesus). God known in Israel in the redemption from Egypt (and following actions)-and God's work in the resurrection of His son and promised Parousia. So I suppose the answer would be 2fold-if God isn't real, the idea of God or gods in some shape will probably continue...if there is a real God, well, then that will be up to His action.
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• United States
1 Dec 15
If I had my way we'd archive the stories and do away with the practicing of them, but people aren't ready for a complete shift away from them yet. Most of the main religions of today weren't even slivers of thoughts during the last world civilization thousands of years ago. Post global wars tend to open people up to just about anything...
• New Zealand
1 Dec 15
Judging by current trends, it is likely that the number of religious people will go down, at least in developed countries, while the number of religious creeds and sects will grow at a remarkable rate. Spirituality is hard-wired into many people, so religion of one sort or another is here to stay. What I find interesting, though, is that dogma doesn't have the same appeal it used to, and a common response has been to personalize or internalize faith. It's no longer THE religion for many people - it's MY religion.