An interesting piece at HuffPost UK, exploring what appears to be the collapse of religion in Britain. Although there continues to be belief in the supernatural, in other words ‘No Religion’ isn’t the same as atheism, the article notes that those supernatural beliefs are “casual in the extreme”. There is a similar trend in much of western and northern Europe.
The decline of religion in western civilization is unprecedented in history. It’s hard to predict how it might eventually pan out sociologically. I’m not entirely sure the old religions won’t eventually be replaced by new ones, which would likely consider themselves to be post-religious.
- Christianity at risk of ‘dying out in generation’ (wnd.com)
- Britain still a ‘Christian Country’, says Eric Pickles (telegraph.co.uk)
- Against Religion? :: Book Review of Julian Baggini’s book Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (theophilogue.com)
- Ex-Muslims are living the British dream – Britain should support them (blogs.spectator.co.uk)
- Is Christianity dying in Britain? (descrier.co.uk)
- The New Secular God, the Market. (The abuses associated with state religions) (angrytunbridgewells.wordpress.com)
- In the beginning (thumblings.wordpress.com)