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Current Debate - Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

Is Religion As Popular As It Used To Be?

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Will online shopping kill off our high street?

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Review of the Year 2013

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Unemployed After 50

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Your Resolutions for 2014

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Is global warming an urgent danger?

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Advantages: Acceptance, being part of a global family, having a purpose in life
Disadvantages: A vocal minority are rule-driven, manipulative or angry

The word ‘religion’ is an ambiguous one. We understand it as referring to sets of beliefs such as Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and so on. It’s also often used to refer to the sets of rules or guidelines that such faith systems may expect of the ...

Kukana 05.11.2014 · Read full review
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Imaginary Friends

Advantages: Religion stimulates debate
Disadvantages: Religion stimulates hate

Religion will always be ubiquitous, wherever humans reside. I may stick my neck out and say we’re unlikely to function without religion; it coexists alongside us, along our daily path of uncertainties – not surprising that we invite an imaginary friend to ...

1st2thebar 10.11.2014 · Read full review
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Priests don't have much to celibate these days

Advantages: A simplified code for living gives us unimagined freedoms
Disadvantages: None for me

...I am a godless individual largely because I struggle to believe that an all powerful god would ever be quite as bland, vain, petty and vindictive as the version that most religions peddle. God is truly created in man’s image. So when I think about religio ...

cr01 02.11.2014 · Read full review
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On Wednesdays we wear Pink (or we'll stone you)

Advantages: the rise of information
Disadvantages: nut jobs tarring the image of the peaceful majority

...answer In my belief, no, religion is not as popular as it used to be. As a child I went to a school that said prayers every morning and sang hymns at every school assembly but religion was much more of a metaphor even there; a way of tell ...

ryanando 01.11.2014 · Read full review
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No offence but ......

Advantages: Comforts the masses
Disadvantages: Too many to list

I will first address the first part of the question “Is religion as popular as it use to be?” Religion has always been a popular idea to mankind since the first primitive communities started to try to make sense of the world. In their inability to unders ...

buzios 02.11.2014 · Read full review
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