Extinction of God

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Stanthropical, Nov 23, 2019.

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How does the future look to you?

  1. Religions will become a thing of the past before humans become extinct

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  2. You will go to special Hell after you die if you don't believe in anything

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  3. Jesus or GTFO

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  4. Pastafarian 4Lyfe

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  5. Allāhu akbar!

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  6. Atheism is the only religion you need

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  7. Zeus is watching you

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  8. You'll be reincarnated as a penis worm if you keep this up, infidel

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  9. 42

    6.7%
  10. Cognitive dissonance is the bitch of all bitches.

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  1. Stanthropical

    Stanthropical De̸͍̺̺̓̾m̶̶̶ͫͫod̶̶̶ͩͩu̶̶̶ͧͧLaᴛ̶̶ⷮo̵̢̦̟͋̾̓r

    Do you think the humanity will see end of religion before going extinct?

    From Greek folklore, Norse and Roman mythology, ancient Egyptian and countless other beliefs which have gone extinct as humanity became smarter (or couldn't peddke their superstitions effectively), and relied on more and more science (logic) to explain life, to current 4,000+ different religions and who knows how many total worshiped Gods (I remember seeing some text claiming that up to 12,000 official different Gods were worshiped throughout recorded human history).

    With advent of technology, modern humanity and religion financial systems it appears to be harder and harder to retire random religions as masses belonging to large religious belief groups peddle their interest in every possible communication manner.

    #MusingsAt2a.m.
     
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  2. SexyAsianBitch

    SexyAsianBitch Forum & Chat Moderator Staff Member FCN Regular

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    Not a chance. People use religion as a way to cope with the unknown. They will just change what they believe in
     
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  3. Stanthropical

    Stanthropical De̸͍̺̺̓̾m̶̶̶ͫͫod̶̶̶ͩͩu̶̶̶ͧͧLaᴛ̶̶ⷮo̵̢̦̟͋̾̓r

    Religious association, at least in U.S., is quite rapidly declining to my understanding. Some 10% decline in the last decade alone, no?

    Keep up this trend, along with better education and further scientific advances, and perhaps we can go back to times of a lot of tiny religions, eventually abandoning them all... Let me dream.
     
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  4. Pinguu

    Pinguu Well-Known Member FCN Regular

    Many do believe religious voices are louder, but somewhere in retrospective, I feel it is just the same. It is that in the current era everyone has a mouthpiece and all can be heard. Those voices just travel a lot further. Whether the platform is Twitter or Fb or any other.

    As others mentioned, I do believe Religion was for comfort, confusion, and conviction.

    Comfort in times of sorrow, Confused times say "God works mysteriously", and conviction for many who wonder before any action is this "right in the name of the Lord".

    People gradually are turning to logic, science, and reasoning for many magical situations of life. However, persecution and ridicule are on the rise as well. And when ridiculed many entrench themselves into those ideologies deeper. That is resulting in a lot of extremism and radicalization of religion.

    On the other side, my only fear is at times Atheism is turning itself into a religion itself. Hippie as a culture was born to spread love and music and harmony. However, there came a time, when if you did not wear enough colours or did not have long hair, you were not considered a Hippie.

    One of the last videos by Dawkins, he was mentioning, how he was welcomed on the stage at an Atheist convention, "Warm welcome to Mr Dawkins on behalf of Athiest family members, women, men, and children". Dawkins's first remark was - "what do you mean by Athiest Children?".

    Somewhere, probably right education, right understanding and acknowledgement of our own history, acknowledgement not just of our achievements but also learning about our own dark past, might put the next generation on the right path of Theology.
     
  5. Steg

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    As the world becomes more educated the need for religion dwindles.

    Until we discover that the creation of the universe is a scientific fact and not a theory then there will always be those who cling to an invisible super natural being(s) who's the creator of everything.
     
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  6. Pinguu

    Pinguu Well-Known Member FCN Regular

    At times I feel finding an intelligent race of beings, itself might shake foundations of many "supernatural" thoughts.
     
  7. RabidGuineapig

    RabidGuineapig New Member FCN Regular

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    "Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: "I am looking for God! I am looking for God!"
    As many of those who did not believe in God were standing together there, he excited considerable laughter. Have you lost him, then? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? or emigrated? Thus they shouted and laughed. The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances.

    "Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."

    Here the madman fell silent and again regarded his listeners; and they too were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern to the ground, and it broke and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time has not come yet. The tremendous event is still on its way, still travelling - it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than the distant stars - and yet they have done it themselves."

    It has been further related that on that same day the madman entered divers churches and there sang a requiem. Led out and quietened, he is said to have retorted each time: "what are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchres of God?"
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

    I don't believe God is dead for sure. This quote is not about the existence or lack there of of God but is a commentary on the state of humanity and how we behave without any sense of moral grounding as well as our general sense of purpose, our desire to become God or at least, get him out of the picture. Are we really ready or even close to ready to take on such a daunting task? In my humble opinion, I don't think we ever will be. The sun will die out in about 7 million years, can we prepare ourselves for that? Not if we can't fix the corruption and bickering within ourselves.
    Whether you believe in God or not one thing is for sure, at least to me anyway, there will always be believers and there will always be skeptics, but as long as we are fighting amongst ourselves and enslaving our own kind and focusing on perpetual nonsense we will never reach the heights many have set as a goal for us and we are doomed to expire whether by sun, ourselves, or by judgment of a higher power.
     
  8. Karen59

    Karen59 Member FCN Regular

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    Education has nothing to do with the need for religion. Many of our leading religious authorities are highly educated.

    There will always be beliefs in the Creator. Even if Science could prove that physical circumstances resulted in the creation, something set up those physical circumstances, our physical framework.

    As we become more “sophisticated”, our religions will too!
     
  9. Karen59

    Karen59 Member FCN Regular

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    Finding an intelligent race of beings is a “supernatural thought”. I like that you didn’t say “another intelligent race”.
     

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