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Author Topic:   The Deline of Christianity
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Message 1 of 2 (902946)
11-29-2022 9:01 AM

There's a headline news article today here in the UK announcing that the UK is no longer a majority Christian country.
Less than half of England and Wales population Christian, Census 2021 shows - BBC News
Some part of this is due to a growth in other religions caused by immigration and their differential birth rates but the real cause is Christians no longer believing in Christianity.
This is mirrored across the Western world:
While most countries in the Western world were historically almost exclusively Christian, the post-World War II era has seen developed countries with modern, secular educational facilities shifting towards post-Christian, secular, globalized, multicultural and multifaith societies. While Christianity is currently the predominant religion in Latin America,[1] Europe,[2] Canada[3][4] and the United States,[5] the religion is declining in many of these areas, including Western Europe,[6][7] some countries of North America (including the United States),[8] and some countries in Oceania. A decline in Christianity among countries in Latin America's Southern Cone (in particular Chile and Uraguay) has also contributed to a rise in irreligion in Latin America.[9]
Decline of Christianity in the Western world - Wikipedia
As an atheist, I think that this is excellent news, the fewer people wasting their time and resources worshipping non-existent gods the better.
(And btw, as criminality is also declining, there is no associated decline in moral values; who knew!)
But do we have anything to lose?

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11-29-2022 9:58 PM

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