Friday, June 20, 2008

Christianity 'could die out within a century'


"Research by the Orthodox Jewish organisation Aish found that just over a third of people thought religions like Christianity and Judaism would still be practiced in Britain in 100 years' time.
Although four in 10 people said they would choose to be a member of the Christian religion, almost the same number said they would rather practice no religion at all.
Buddhism however, proved more attractive than both Islam and Judaism, and was chosen by nine per cent of those questioned.
Aish UK's executive director Rabbi Naftali Schiff said the results of the YouGov poll of 2,000 people were alarming.
"It clearly demonstrates that religion, including Judaism, is becoming unattractive to the British public."

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Research published earlier this year suggested that church attendance is declining so fast that the number of regular churchgoers will be fewer than those attending mosques within a generation.
According to Religious Trends, an analysis of religious practice in Britain, the huge drop off in attendance means that the Church of England, Catholicism and other denominations will become financially unviable.
In contrast, the number of actively religious Muslims is predicted to increase from about one million today to 1.96 million in 2035.

Telegraph.co.uk, 20/06/2008

No cause for alarm!
And for the panic mongers, this will definitely affect Islam too. Practising Muslims prefer to live in religious countries, even if they are Christian, and probably for good reasons.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Imagine...

bbk said...

I might just move to Britain.

SerpentDove said...

Response to comment: "Atheism removes religion, superstition and irrationality. It's almost magic."
So does faith in the person of Jesus Christ. Christianity is not "religion" but "relationship" all other religions are work-based. Christianity is faith-based.

The Maze Monster said...

Oh I would love to be alive to see the last Christian bible be recycled and turned into a copy of The Origin of Species.

hehehehe

El mamarracho said...

Interesting data...I hope you'll be right about muslims in Europe.

GOP Mammal said...

This could be a good sign, however with mass immigration from Muslim countries Europe could be majority Muslim by the end of the century.