"The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next"

Mithras - Mithras was an ancient God who was believed to have been born of a rock (or a virgin in some versions) on the 25th December.
United Kingdom
December 27, 2006 5:56am CST
We now accept things such as Greek, Egyptian and Roman mythology as exactly that, mythology. I am sure these, and other, ancient civilisations actually believed that their gods were real. So what about todays religions? Do you think they will be the literally entertainment of the next age? That people will come to consider Christianity, Judaism, Islam, etc. as mythology?
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@RieRie (820)
27 Dec 06
No, cos people are stupid and getting more stupid because the stupid ones don't know about contraception, so whatever anyone tells them, they'll believe it.
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
5 Jan 07
so name calling is the answer of the stupid or the intelligent I am so confused because of this answer. How did contraception become an answer to this?
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 07
I think what Rie is trying to say is that stupid people breed more. I know what she means, I don't think it was meant as name calling, just honest opinion.
@nannacroc (4049)
27 Dec 06
When enough people learn to think for themselves then all religions will be thought of as myths and legends. I hope it does happen and then murder in the name of religion will end. But as someone once said, if there was no god, man would have inveted him.
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@dorypanda (1598)
27 Dec 06
Yes, I think that some of those religions will be ruled obselete in the not too distant future. Thinking about it though there should be at least one religion that has remained the same throughout the ages and surely that would be classed as the one true religion, unfortunately I don't know what the oldest religion is, I've got an inkling that it could well be Paganism though, I'll have to nip and research this further, back soon. *watch this space*
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@dorypanda (1598)
27 Dec 06
Aha! Yes, my research on the internet in various places suggest that Paganism is indeed the oldest religion on Earth, but that Judaism comes a close second. :)
• United Kingdom
29 Dec 06
I think you are looking too Westernified because Hinduism is older than Judaism, I think. I'm not sure if Hinduism is older than most Pagan religions though.
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• Thailand
31 Jan 07
I think if you go back far enough you will find that Animism pre-dates them all.
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I wouldnt exactly agree with that I think it could also be a good historical learning tool and consider it a wonderful thing to have and to experience growth
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 07
I agree that religion can make good history but what I meant was that we now accept that certain things are myths which would have been thought of as facts by previous populations so would that happen with current religions and, even if new religions are created, would such things as Christianity be considered as myths by future generations, even if they have another kind of religion?
• Pakistan
31 Jan 07
No , I don't agree with you. I am an Ahamdi - a peaceful faith in islam. I think that man will ultimately knwo his destiny and recognize his GodAllahYHWH. I believe that all revealed religions were truthful in origin, later man got lead astray. I blieve that the unity among religions could be achieved by reason, research and pray. One should not have a blind faith, as that is inhuman, God has given us eyes to sea and insight to research, and common sense to communicate with one another with respect, humility and politeness.Thanks