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Poll: How much longer will Abrahamic faiths hold the majority in the west? (21 member(s) have cast votes)

How long will the Abrahamic faiths keep a majority in the west?

  1. 100 yrs (8 votes [38.10%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.10%

  2. 500 yrs (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

  3. forever (5 votes [23.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

  4. Other explain (6 votes [28.57%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

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#1    GreenmansGod

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

I think by the end of the century the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) will fall to a minority in the west and be replaced by a secular spirituality.

Edited by Darkwind, 07 June 2013 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

Such a thing would drive some believers over the edge, enough think the end times are already going to take place in their life times..


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:56 AM

Heck, I'd be content if said Abrahamic faiths would just agree to stop trying to kill one another.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:29 PM

I am reminded of a quote from a game I played.

"Empires rise and fall, but evil is eternal".

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Nailed it,  Wing.  :hmm:

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

15 to 25 years but would not put it in terms of "falling to a minority" but instead coexisting with other paths including secularism and not necessarily spiritual secularism.

As is most within the Abrahamic faiths are not spiritual now and neither is any majority of our population. Has there ever been a population where spirituality dominates? Even ancient societies reserved such roles to shamans.

What is going to diminish is competition and wanting to see others fall.

What will increase is cooperation and wanting to see others thrive.

Science including psychology will help many more as we proceed forward would be my forecast.




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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

To me the 'best case scenario' is that they fade away completely and the faster the better. However, more likely is that they'll change and adapt. They'll shed the more poisonous parts of themselves away because they realise what they look lie if they don't.

Either that or they refuse to accept that and decide to take us all down in their pathetic notion of an apocalypse.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:46 PM

I voted 100 years, but that is not to say that I think Christianity will be a minority view.  You see, I have a somewhat interesting theory.  It's a fact that Christianity is dwindling in the West.  It's also fact that Eastern faiths such as Buddhism are becoming more popular here in the West.  However, look to the East - China, Vietnam, that kind of thing, and you'll see Christianity expanding at phenomenal rates.  I once did some research into specific numbers, but off the top of my head I can't recall them.  Though I do recall that at current times, Christianity makes up for approximately 9.5% of the population of China.  And this is a massive increase to even a few years ago, when the percentage was much lower.

My theory is that in a few generations, religious beliefs in the East and the West are going to swap.  Buddhism and other Eastern faiths (and/or modern spirituality, which often parallels such Eastern philosophies anyway) will dominate the West, while Christianity is going to dominate the Eastern world.  It would be interesting to see in 50 or 60 years how much of this comes true.  How much Christianity spreads in the East, overtaking traditional Eastern philosophies, and how much Buddhism and other spiritual paths overtake Christianity in the West.

Of course, since I see Christianity rising in the East to compensate for its loss in the West, I'm not going to chalk this up to a sign of the End Times.  But as said, it would be interesting to peer into the future a century from now and see how accurate I may or may not be.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

I didn't vote because I don't know....

All I know is - Fighting over faith will never end............... For some reason I now have the theme music to T2 Judgement day going through my head.. Daa daa dun da dun... Daa daa dun da dun !!


OR South Park have nailed it and Atheists will take over the world  lol

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:57 PM

Religion is just away for our corporate overlords to get the masses fight and die for their installed corrupt greed driven governments, so they can drink scotch in their safe beach front home.  Some of them live right here SW Florida.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:51 AM

When the Ragnarök strikes, the Abrahamic religions will finally loose their grip upon the west and the people will realize the errors in their ways :yes:


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:24 AM

Mmmmmm probably not 500, but close. 3-4 Mabey. The problem of course is that the smartest versions will adjust themselves and live on.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:27 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 07 June 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

I didn't vote because I don't know....

All I know is - Fighting over faith will never end............... For some reason I now have the theme music to T2 Judgement day going through my head.. Daa daa dun da dun... Daa daa dun da dun !!


OR South Park have nailed it and Atheists will take over the world  lol
Indeed. Abrahamic faiths especially Christians are Apocolyotic in nature. I have often wondered if they accurately predicted their own. Denise but the the Demise of the world.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:29 AM

religion means money so hmmmm lets tax churches and see how many of these goof bals make no money

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:31 AM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 08 June 2013 - 04:29 AM, said:

religion means money so hmmmm lets tax churches and see how many of these goof bals make no money
Start taxing churches and you may as well start taxing charity organisations (considering many charities are run by church organisations).  Do you really want to go down that route?  Also consider that most churches don't actually get that much money.  Small and medium sized churches rarely break even after all their expenses are covered.  Only the "mega churches" could absorb the effect of tax, and while I don't want to be discriminatory against ALL mega churches, it's often the churches with 10,000 members who have a pastor who wears Armani suits and Rolex watches.  Compare that to a church with 40 regular members, the preacher can't afford anything but jeans and a T-shirt.

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