Please note, this is a continuation of the blog post “Easter”
On Monday (two days ago) I spoke briefly about Easter and the meaning behind it alongside asking you to vote in a poll. Now giving two days for a low traffic site, you don’t expect strong outcomes, so three-voters still amazed me. I can admit, working with three-voters can make the results slightly biased, but biased or not they match my personal views and opinions – and I didn’t vote.
What're your views on Religion?
- Religion is dying out (67%, 2 Votes)
- Kid's are not taught enough about Religion (33%, 1 Votes)
- Religion is still a strong belief (0%, 0 Votes)
- Other (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 3
It’s apparent to me that we believe Religion is “dying out”, but the question is… Why? My mother has always said to me for the past few years that “Christmas is not what it was”, yet, I’ve always agreed. I guess we see religious events as “days off” or, family moments, I’m sure a vast majority of us visit family over the Christmas period. That still leaves the question, “how did it turn into a ‘family day’?”. I cannot answer that question, but I can certainly say what I think about it.
Going back a little bit, you always see arguments that the World was either “Created by God” or “Created by the Big Bang”, it’s one or the other, you’re either scientist or someone religious. Now I think this is why religion is “dying out”. You see, with all this evolving technology, HDTV’s, 3DTV’s, Faster Broadband, Video on Demand (VoD), not to mention everything getting smaller! It’s all based on science, in fact in the Daily Mail it’s dubbed as “Science and Technology” (or Science&Tech). Which brings me back to my main point, you’re either a scientist, or religious. Of course with us growing up around all of this technology, seeing how it’s evolved, we become more lenient to believing the science side of things. Why? Because science has been proved, whereas I don’t recall the religious theory being proved.
Now, I’m nowhere near saying I’m against religion, if that is someone(s) way of living, then I’m happy for them to live like that, it’s there own choice, I’m not saying I am against religious people either, I am just saying that there is a more science side to the World that what there is to a religious side, at least, it’s the science side to things we see.
Viewing religion again, as proven above by my “defensive sentence”, I think we also find Religion a “touchy subject”, a subject most people don’t want to get into. Why? Perhaps because they don’t know much about and don’t want to say the wrong things. I know I don’t much about religions at all! Should I find myself entered into a conversation about one I wouldn’t know what to say, or what not to say – you could be offending some people!
So to summarise, yes, I agree religion is dying out, but only because we’re living in a science filled world and we perhaps find religion a dodgy subject we don’t wish to enter. What’re your views? Do you believe in a God? Do you think today’s world is too science filled? Do you think religion is a dodgy subject?