21 Answers

  1. Yes. All monotheistic religions will disappear when they prove the self-creation of EVERYTHING from NOTHING and NOWHERE. This will mean that God, as the Creator of the world, is no longer needed and science does not need him.

  2. Surprisingly, no one has quoted the Christian point of view about the indestructibility of the Church until the last times: The appearance of the Savior will be universal and obvious to all: …As the lightning proceeds from the east and is visible even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:27). People's attitudes toward the Second Coming will be different. But when these things begin to come to pass, then lift up your eyes and lift up your heads, for your deliverance is at hand (Luke 21: 28). This coming will be perceived by the faithful as a deliverance, but for outsiders — for those who are not Christ's own-His coming will not bode well, and therefore at this moment all the tribes of the earth will weep… (Matthew 24: 30).

  3. I think the probability that something will happen that changes the consciousness of millions of people, even if gradually, is very low.

    And why does religion bother you all so much? If a person believes in something, there is a reason for this (well, if we speak for individuals whose choice was made with the help of their own brains, and not imposed from childhood, etc.).

  4. Faith begins with solipsism in infancy. Beliefs, aspirations, dreams, and everyday choices are also faith. Even a person's personality is closely intertwined with religion.We can't imagine anything, we can't understand what the world was like at the very beginning and where everything happens that we call the universe, the multiverse, etc. Without faith, we are nothing.

  5. And why ? Here is such a counter question I ask you , the meaning of the death of religion-as a vestige of what? Specifically for you? I am in favor of not bothering my head with what is going on in parallel in my life with me . And if it doesn't concern me, then so be it . Why not?

    I believe in love and the universe , and I also believe in myself . What do you believe in?

  6. At the moment, I see a huge amount of wars, poverty and degradation on the basis of religions. Why-fanatics. If we analyze the countries of the third world, then the political hand that raises the religious whip against the servants of God becomes clear. As the only control element, for fear. So that people do not realize the illusory nature of their power. So for the disappearance of religions, it is necessary to develop the society of planet Earth and help other races not in the name of Fiction, but for people. Because the work of the brain depends even on nutrition, and not everyone has it every day. Make people smarter. So that this cognitive distortion no longer causes harm to others, but is purely an internal, personal matter for everyone and does not get out.

  7. This is only possible in one case. If humanity itself ceases to exist. Religion is a phenomenon of human culture. Religion, like science, reflects the degree of knowledge of the world. But as Socrates said, ” I know that I don't know anything.” The world is endless and limitless. Moreover, it is changeable. So knowledge is always limited. And ignorance is limitless. Therefore, there is always a place to believe in what we do not know, but assume. And where there is faith, there is religion.

  8. Never without proper information handling etiquette.�

    Information is the same product of our body's consumption as food. Once upon a time, our ancestors were engaged in gathering, hunting and other interesting things. Everything was consumed raw. They didn't wash anything, but just ate like that. Many years later, after numerous deaths from various reptiles and diseases, a person discovered that elementary processing of food increases its digestibility and protects the eater from various misfortunes.�

    Now, in our “primitive” information society, we are engaged in the same gathering. The information is often not in the cleanest places, sometimes even in vipers, but unafraid users eat it right in the form in which they found it. And then, naturally, they pick up mental dysentery and go to empty their brains in the next comments. This is how faith is born in its worst sense.

    Today, even science, designed to explain the world and rid it of various superstitions, itself becomes the subject of a cult. Many people blindly believe in the words of various “competent” comrades, rewarding them with an infinite credit of trust, which, of course, gives endless opportunities for speculation on the part of unscrupulous crooks. And people do. They believe them as they believed their prophets and pastors.Science grew out of doubt. Blind faith kills her.

    And to learn how to “wash” information before eating, you just need not be lazy.

  9. The catch is that the human brain cannot do without sacralization of certain things. Think about it, because every person, regardless of their worldview, regardless of whether they believe in God or not, has certain topics that are perceived as “sacred”, which a person can not relate to in any way other than with awe. This applies to everyone. Try to make a joke in front of an ideological doctor of physics about the topic of his dissertation, most likely he will simply look at you as an idiot, and all because for him certain physical theories and laws are “sacred cows” that cannot be touched. In general, you don't need to go far. I can guarantee that every mentally healthy atheist will wince violently if he imagines how his beloved cat is being raped (a tough example, but indicative), and even more so will not approve of this action if it unfolds right in front of his eyes. For a person, there will always be topics that are too close to his worldview, which he will defend in every possible way in the face of doubts and insults. We are so built that we simply cannot do without “sacred cows”. Therefore, even if religion dies out in the course of the natural development of social thought, there will always be a couple of dogmas that will make people tear each other's throats out, defending their worldview.

  10. Probably never. A person, even when everything is explained scientifically and put on the shelves, will need hope, hope for a miracle, in life or after death. Such a pocket miracle. Most likely, the current religions will not exist, but there will be, as in paganism, a belief in personal, personal gods or powers. This can also come out of discoveries related to the consciousness-subconscious of a person, from where the technical hand of a person cannot reach. The human being will always face deadly challenges, no matter what the technological advances.

    Mass religion in its current form is the lot of the ignorant. Perhaps the religion of the future will be based on an OBVIOUS understanding of the power impossible to explain its existence and manifestation. Such a religion is not for churches, everyone will be their own temple.

  11. “There is no such thing as a holy place.”

    In one way or another, religion will always exist.

    “Religion (Latin: religare — to reunite) is a special form of awareness of the world, conditioned by belief in the supernatural, which includes a set of moral norms and behaviors, rituals, cult actions, and the unification of people in organizations.”

    In general, as long as a person is alive, religion will also be alive .

  12. I know exactly the impossible is possible =) Religion appeared in response to ignorance, fear of man, the need for protection of “higher forces”. I think that sooner or later a person will come to understand the real world order, learn their real capabilities, invent everything that can be invented… Scientists will answer the question of life after death, prove the existence or not of God. All sorts of “crutches” such as smartphones, televisions, and personal computers will die out as a class, people will learn to communicate by transmitting thoughts, will remotely connect to the central knowledge base of humanity (a sort of RDP to the universal Wikipedia and the computing power of the Server), the economy will be subordinated to the central idea of humanity, each person will be introduced into a special creative state in which he will bring maximum benefit to humanity, etc., at the moment – fantastic chips. There will no longer be a need for religions, since what religion provides will be provided by science and society/science. But surely even then there will be some Old Believers-Taoists, Molokans or Pasteurians who are engaged in religion as a hobby =))

  13. I think it will be extremely long — and that's a good thing. Other responders for some reason focus on proving the existence or non-existence of a god or gods. This is the traditional line of argument between sofa atheists and religious neophytes. But the fact is that religion is not needed to talk to invisible friends! (Or rather, not just for that.)

    To ask “when will religions die out” is in a sense to ask “when will philosophy die out”, i.e. when will philosophers finally stop arguing, inventing, interpreting and assuming. Philosophy is an integral part of the culture that science and public institutions really need, and they use it as a theoretical basis for real actions.

    And religious philosophy is, firstly, a huge piece of philosophy in general (most philosophers rely on or discuss with theologians of the past, whose texts are quite relevant to this day); and secondly, religious philosophy closes its section: it works with questions of morality and ethics, with existential questions, from its own angle, and you can say much more practical!

    After all, in religious philosophy, human existence and human actions are most often understood very specifically — what value and place they have in the world, and how to live without destroying yourself (your soul, mind, mental balance, whatever you want to call it). This pragmatic approach continues in the field of spiritual practices, which do not always overlap with religion, but also, according to your question, should have “died out”. And spiritual practices, religious or secular-this is the most cutting edge now, the most pussy. This is the most neglected problem of humanity; the lessons that have not been learned, which the Western society – “techies” need to tighten up.

    That is, religions will die out when a person stops asking himself about the meaning of life and the value of his choice, trying to understand the paradoxes of his existence. I'll go back to the beginning of the answer — what happens if philosophy dies out? This will mean that the “last answer” has been found, the purpose and path of each elementary particle, as well as every decision and thought of a person, has been explained. That is, when we lose our free will and find ourselves in a world of absolute determinism (predestination). Then yes, philosophy and religion will be unnecessary.

    Fortunately, many people believe that such determinism and an “absolute theory of everything” are either impossible or too far away. Therefore, we have time to develop science in parallel (to understand the structure of the universe, including things that we do not register in principle now, and which may be related to the conditionally “spiritual” side of intelligent life), and philosophy and religion (to put scientific research in a moral and ethical context, and then — who knows, maybe conduct interdisciplinary research).

  14. Religion is an unavoidable companion of humanity, simply because that is how we are built. Given the emergence of various religions in the course of human history in all communities, tribes and civilizations that have ever existed on earth, religion will never cease to exist. This is a forced evil-akin to alcohol, drugs, and other factors that help us cope with the weight of chaotic and unpredictable life – that cannot be eradicated.

    Everyone has the right to have faith – no matter how stupid or absurd that belief may seem to us. The maximum that we can do is to separate religion and the state, and limit religion to the territory of their specialized buildings.

  15. I can't say exactly when the religion will cease to exist. It depends on progress, on people's well-being, on new thinkers, and so on. Yes, and I think that they will never completely disappear, there will simply be very few followers. So can they cease to exist? It is quite possible, because even now, people who call themselves “Believers” do not go to church and do not read the Bible. So, I think that it will gradually die off.

  16. Religion( not to be confused with faith) is a marketing ploy that simultaneously puts pressure on the conscience of believers. An excellent method of managing the masses, which will definitely not cease to exist, as it is beneficial to the government.

  17. I would like to start by saying that religion can be called a set of beliefs that people believe in. A religion may not necessarily be tied to a particular God. I would also like to add that a new religion based on other values is likely to arise in the future. On other things that people will believe in. I also consider atheism to be the same religion, as they believe that there is no God and so on. I'm not a religious person myself, and I don't really believe in God or his absence. So, in the future, there will just be new religions based on different values. Or the revision of these values in a new way by the old religions. Sorry for the mistakes

  18. Possible, but highly unlikely. Someday, one day. And nothing will change.

    As soon as religions disappear, people will start a war over what the right name should be for an association of atheists. There's a whole arc about it in South Park, where Cartman froze himself for 500 years.

    People, breaking away from the animal world and developing further and further in technical and intellectual terms, lost the ability to kill each other for females and food in its pure form. And the further in the past there are duels for the honor of ladies and feudal squabbling 300 to 300, the more destructive wars become and ridiculous – the reasons for them. Religion in all this is just one of the reasons to do all sorts of things.

  19. A world without religion? yes!

    In fact, this is quite possible in the near future, perhaps even in the next few generations, and now I will try to make this clear to you.

    (you can skip straight to the last paragraph)

    And so:


    More precisely, there is no definite God. Who will now prove the existence of Perun? We can personally go to the top of Mount Olympus, and see that there is no Zeus and Hera, and even more so the rest.

    The existence of Ra (the sun god) excludes the existence of Allah, which excludes the Christian God (the father). I don't mention the first gods of the proto-humans at all.

    Thus, any god and his religion can be forgotten. And many religions were really forgotten, and new ones came in their place.


    In every mother's life, a child appears once. Why do you have a thousand questions? And the mother answers while she can. But suddenly the answers run out, and the questions only get more complicated. And then she comes up with a fairy tale-a set of system limiters. Sandbox so that the child does not kill himself while growing up.

    This is how religion comes into being. Our leaders invent it and give it to us to manage our behavior, explaining the essence of the world around us with a set of restrictions.


    When the ward grows out of the sandbox, religion becomes irrelevant, then it just dies, nothing lasts forever. At the moment, only religion with multiverses and other dimensions is relevant. Everyone else is already dying. It's just that some people don't notice it yet. So once VHS rentals and birch bark writing died – no one expected it.


    All religions have an object of worship, attributes, and hierarchy. The model of subordination is pyramidal, the higher power is in the minority from above, wards from below. Attributes (such as a cross) represent a connection. The weaker the “faith”, the lower the ward. The thicker the cross , the more power there is. The authority of the supreme is indisputable, and the restrictions imposed by him are absolute. Since in reality there is nothing absolute, not even boundaries, there is the concept of a penalty for violation-sin. Since you can also sin endlessly, you can simply be kicked out of the cult or destroyed.

    Social contract (Constitution) this is a set of rules for accepting all cells of society as equal. The link submission model is a cloud (neural network) for sharing resources. The main resource is information. Constraints are entropy. The object of worship is absent, the concept of sin is absent.

    Every religion flows into a social contract, when borders and authorities are destroyed by information, but morality remains. The paraphernalia symbolizing the connection in the pyramid disappears, and it collapses inside, turning into a cloud.

    At the moment of non-proliferation or lack of information from the cloud, different smaller pyramids increase.


    When you ask a question, you get an answer in the form of information, and a few clarifying questions appear. This is entropy-the principle of increasing the volume of unknown information. “The more you know , the more questions you have.”

    The knowledge gained destroys religion, scatters the pyramid of connections into a cloud. For example-Zeus is not on Olympus, although it is said that he is there. Tell it to everyone, show it, prove it, convince it, and that's it, there is no ancient Greek religion.

    And immediately 2 new questions – then where did lightning and the Greeks come from?:)

    Religion has a mechanism for exorcism, but the cloud does not. Anyone who is cut off from the cloud is also cut off from information. It saves up a delicious personal experience, which means it needs to be accepted in the cloud. See how happily society consumes blogger content.

    Anyone who is expelled from religion also falls into the cloud. In this way, we always aim for a larger cloud and then for new smaller pyramids, but already in the middle of a large cloud.


    The faster information is disseminated, the faster religions die. The rate of entropy cannot exceed the speed of information propagation. And humanity is striving for a neural network model, increasing the speed of information exchange.

    So, all religions will necessarily and finally die when the time difference between the rate of entropy and the rate of appearance and dissemination of information is less than the time spent on creating a religion.

    in short: When it is faster to give a reasonable answer to a question than to invent a whole new fairy-tale world of absolute overlapping restrictions.

  20. Impossible. You see, one of the conditions for formulating a hypothesis is to be able to refute it (in German, Falsifizierbarkeit). For example, Masha's emotional intelligence is higher than Dasha's. How can I refute it? That's right, run tests and get results that show Dasha's results are higher than Masha's.
    With God, everything is more complicated. It is like the unconscious: no one has seen it, no one has touched it, but here are theories about Its existence, here are dogmas about where it is located (in the soul or in the sky) here are some books about him, etc. I don't see anything wrong with religion/faith itself. The Bible and the Koran didn't kill anyone with their own hands. Just like the Kalashnikov assault rifle. Or a hammer. Or something else (it would be a fantasy) And here are the people using them…

  21. Never, it is quite possible that one day existing religions will be forgotten, but others will come to replace them. Your question arose because you have a very narrow understanding of the term religion. Religion is not Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and so on. Religion is a person's belief in something, and a belief that does not require proof. Technically, a person can believe in anything: in God, in gods, in aliens, in ghosts, in the fact that a neighbor steals his newspapers, in the fact that there are no gods, all this is faith.

Leave a Reply