Is religion declining in Britain?

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    (Original post by The Byrd)
    Ummmm.... I don't know what you've been told but whatever it is, it's wrong. Science cannot be proven and that's why it's all referred to as theory.
    Wow. Just wow.

    This could well be trolling, or it could just be you being totally oblivious.

    Theory in science does not have the same, lay meaning as it does in philosophical terms. In science it refers to a well formulated basis which has been tested repeatedly and successfully. It may later be proven wrong, but even then it would have to pass thorough, exhaustive research and testing.
    It doesn't mean supporting a thesis on the basis of logical or moral arguments alone - that would be religion in fact.

    And then you wonder why religions are mocked for being backwards. When they have people like you represent them, it's an one way deal to be honest.

    And in any case, you disregard science because you think it cannot be proven - what makes religion better in that regard? What is it that convinces you it's real? Nothing to do with how you grew up eh? :rolleyes:


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    (Original post by The Byrd)
    Ummmm.... I don't know what you've been told but whatever it is, it's wrong. Science cannot be proven and that's why it's all referred to as theory.
    In any case, what makes x religion more real and true than y religion? Why should you worship God over Poseidon, Allah over Cernunnos, Brahman over Odin?
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    (Original post by george_c00per)
    religion is a joke though, it's difficult not to laugh at a group of ideologies which worship some supreme "being" in the sky lmao
    How dare you, the Celestial Spaghetti Monster is a very real thing, you Ungodly Heathen.
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    atheism is rising and christianity is being confined to the historical dustbin
    islam is also rising but purely as a consequence of muslim immigrants and muslim birthrates being so much highe than other birthrates

    what a strange combination - atheists and muslims...I'm trying to imagine our country in 50 years' time...
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    atheism is rising and christianity is being confined to the historical dustbin
    islam is also rising but purely as a consequence of muslim immigrants and muslim birthrates being so much highe than other birthrates

    what a strange combination - atheists and muslims...I'm trying to imagine our country in 50 years' time...
    Christianity is slowly becoming less prevalent, though I very much doubt it will die out completely. I believe that Islam will rise for a while then the rate will stagnate. Atheism is on the rise which I believe it will continue to do. At the moment, +-50% of Britain is atheist. I can see this rising to 70-75% in 50 years' time.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    Christianity is slowly becoming less prevalent, though I very much doubt it will die out completely. I believe that Islam will rise for a while then the rate will stagnate. Atheism is on the rise which I believe it will continue to do. At the moment, +-50% of Britain is atheist. I can see this rising to 70-75% in 50 years' time.
    in order for islam to stagnate, you have to isolate the middle east and the context of foreign immigration in order for muslims to actually assimilate, which is the point where scepticism towards their own religion will be seen to be something acceptable and not demonic like in arabia, west and central asia, etc. but we don't have that right now and I doubt we will for at least a number of generations. so atheism will grow at roughly the same rate as islam because more people will be muslims simply due to births, but there are more christians than muslim parents and children by quite a lot, so the potential for more atheists from that fact is quite clear
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    Considering we aren't mounting as many religious inquisitions as we used to, I'd say there's been a minor decline.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    no
    That's where you're wrong. Compare the number of atheists 100 years ago and today.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    That's where you're wrong. Compare the number of atheists 100 years ago and today.
    oh no my "how many atheists" app won't load *
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    (Original post by The Byrd)
    Science cannot be proven and that's why it's all referred to as theory.
    Objectively wrong.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    In any case, what makes x religion more real and true than y religion? Why should you worship God over Poseidon, Allah over Cernunnos, Brahman over Odin?
    It's all down to personal philosophy.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    oh no my "how many atheists" app won't load *
    Oh bear... :love: :lol: :love:

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    Depends on the levels of religiosity, is a person who ticks the Christianity box but never goes to church, hasnt been christened and engages in premarital sex, still considered to be Christian?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    How dare you, the Celestial Spaghetti Monster is a very real thing, you Ungodly Heathen.
    Ramen to that brother *
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    (Original post by The Byrd)
    Nor is it difficult to laugh at a group of ideologies which is based off air in rocks.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    How dare you, the Celestial Spaghetti Monster is a very real thing, you Ungodly Heathen.
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    Yes.Its slowly dying.These are just the last death spasms before the inevitable demise.
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    Sadly, no. -.-
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    (Original post by Josb)
    It is blasphemy to make depictions of Our Lord! :mob:
 
 
 
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