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Believers in what? In astrology, omens, amulets, aliens? There are more superstitious people, it's true.
There are no more believers in God. You know these figures: almost 86% consider themselves Christians, and hardly half of them know the” Our Father ” and the commandments, others believe in reincarnation, and 3-4% participate in divine services at all.
Well, why should society become better if there is a red thread on the wrist, a charm from the evil eye hangs in the car, and a fresh horoscope is waiting at home – and you don't need to do anything yourself!
Society is developing, and Faith must also develop. Otherwise, it gets stuck. This was the case two thousand years ago, when the Old Testament was replaced by the New Testament. The evil laws of “an eye for an eye”, “revenge”, and inequality were abolished as unnecessary. The Ten Commandments were replaced by two. “Love God” and ” love your neighbor.” The concept of “the kingdom of heaven”has come. In Eastern philosophy, the Vedas were replaced by Vedanta. Now is the time for the next clarification. It is time to realize that God is not a single person, entity, or force, but a single all-encompassing principle manifested everywhere. That it is not a symbol of the absolute, but the absolute itself, and that it is not a purely confessional affiliation, but is truly one for all. This transition will not be easy, it will happen through the mixing of religions, the growth of non-confessional faith – such believers are becoming more and more numerous. And the coming to replace a new, transcendent concept of God, which unites all science and religion, because in the end, both are attempts to understand the structure of the world. And society is indeed becoming, if not better, then certainly safer. No one will kill you, but they will make you work until the end of your days))) For nafig was an apple that is.. “You will earn your bread by the sweat of your brow”)))
Society is getting better.
How long has it been since a commoner could be killed just like that and a nobleman got nothing for it?
But the paradox is that society gets better as the number of believers decreases.
There is a simple and understandable explanation for this – atheists do not have a God who forgives them everything.
They believed in Zeus and TAR-TAR. THEY BELIEVED IN JUPITER CHRIST BUDDHA AND MAHOMED AND THE JEWS IN GENERAL IN THE ONE GOD AND THE TORAH.And how many concessions and sects.Only the Bolsheviks were against obscurantism for materialism.The funny thing is that any religion serves the ruling class.America's MARMON society IS A MIXTURE OF SEVERAL RELIGIONS.Polygamy and so on.Ignorance and fear of death are the sum total of all religions.Many philosophers have proven that religion is obscurantism.
In part, because everyone has their own social odometer, and its readings largely depend on the individual's personal well-being, their environment, and the sources of information from which they feed their brain. All these factors form his very simplified view of the state of the vast organism called “society”.
I don't know if there are really more believers, but I know for sure that religion, in particular God, has always been something “exculpatory” for committing sins and various crimes.
How many people know that Ivan the Terrible was a deeply religious person, he spent half of his day reading prayers, went to church every day. During the Novgorod pogrom organized by the tsar (1569-1570), a huge number of people died, and, according to the stories of witnesses of that time, Grozny pleaded guilty for almost every person. Does this justify his inhumane actions? Of course not.
And there are so many stories in our time, when children are tortured and raped in monasteries.
Believers know that if we do something bad, say a prayer, and God will forgive us, because we are all his children. Therefore, they are not afraid to commit lawlessness, the world is not getting better, because believers know that prayer will help.
Archbishop Sergey Zhuravlev: “Violence and pedophilia are rampant in Orthodox monasteries.”
The function of religion was originally to soften morals. And in general, to improve human nature and society. But the basics have been distorted and formalized over the centuries. Therefore, there is currently no direct correlation between church membership and moral qualities. Regardless of the concessions.
Because it's not enough just to believe, but you need more : “Teacher! What is the most important commandment in the Law?”
Jesus said to him, ” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself . All the Law and the prophets stand on these two commandments.” Orthodoxy, unfortunately, is now not about love, but about submission and about what saint it prays for toothache, about rituals and about damned imperialists .
society is not getting better ,a prophecy from the Bible that is relevant today
2 Timothy 3: 1-5, 13 But know that in the last days there will come times of trouble.2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, proud, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, ungodly, 3 Unfriendly, irreconcilable, slanderers, intemperate, cruel, not loving what is good, 4 Traitors, insolent, proud, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God, 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power of it. 13 But evil men and deceivers will prosper in evil, leading astray and going astray.
This is not surprising
What makes you think that there are more and more believers? A believer is a person for whom God is the same reality as day and night, land and water, the United States and China, raising the retirement age and utility rates. That is, therefore-a believer is a person for whom the words of God have a specific meaning, and if God said that a person needs to love his neighbor as himself , then the believer perceives the words of God in this way, and, accordingly, does everything possible to implement these words to the best of his strength and capabilities. After all, the Lord said that “you will know them by their deeds.” That is, for God, any proclamation by a person of himself as a believer is not important from the word “absolutely”. Only the motives and deeds of a person are important to him.�
Therefore, it is wrong to say, based on the fact that there are a lot of people who position themselves as believers, but they are not, that the number of believers is increasing. There are few believers. There are enough people who present themselves as believers in the world. But God cannot be deceived, He is a heart-seer. Therefore, He sees every innermost thought of any person, and He knows who is a believer, and who “mows” under the believer. You know, there are some flies that look exactly like bees. But they're not bees. They just look like that.
Why did faith appear at all? Initially, after all, faith appeared to explain the inexplicable, so faith in the forces of nature, spirits was born, tribes took totemic animals for protection, and so on. This led to polytheism, a more developed explanation for the appearance of lightning, tsunamis, rain, and so on, and it is quite important that people began to wonder where the world in which they live came from, and polytheism also explained this. After that, monotheism appeared, when people began to think about what awaits them after death. And it would seem that now, when science is flourishing, where to find a place for religion? It should die off as an unnecessary part of the body, because we are evolving. But, it's not like that. People seek solace in religion, solace in their morals, justification for their actions, salvation of the soul, because we are all afraid of death and there is no escape from it. But people persist in trying to deceive themselves and death. That's why religion still exists today. Religion is like a lifestyle, it provides universal answers to all questions. Look at Judaism, everything is spelled out so much, up to what hand you need to give someone a thing (note: right). And religion is sometimes not so much faith in God as ignorance and stupidity. Christians in the East celebrate pagan holidays that have been adapted to their religion, but have never read the Bible. Christians all over the world believe in astrology, divination, and zodiac signs, although these are completely different things and even incompatible. The world is filled with nonsense, but people like it, and they need to justify themselves, their actions, and their lives.
I myself am an atheist, but I love one phrase from the same Judaism (by the way, this is the progenitor of Christianity and Islam). Read it and think about what place religion now occupies in the world if people still kill people, and almost all of them are “believers”.�
You were deceived that a religious person is better than an atheist. The ethics of religious people are based on ancient Greek philosophers and other pagans. The ethics of modern man grew out of the age of Enlightenment — largely atheistic, from Judeo-Christian values, Eastern moral and ethical systems, and classical literature. It is common to think of the modern atheist as an aggressive savage who is completely unaware of what has happened over the past 12,000 years, and who needs to be told about God. Since Christians do not live and are brought up in monasteries, in fact the religious and atheist have the same background, the same upbringing. The difference is that an atheist has an external fear of the law and the condemnation of society, while a religious person has an additional fear of God's punishment and hell. All this together in any era did not prevent religious people from robbing, committing murders, drinking blackly and doing vile things. God will protect you. Shifting the responsibility for life to God reduces personal responsibility. God will not betray you. When there are a lot of religious people, a fair percentage of them are atheists and those who do not understand what they believe in at all, and in fact should not belong to this denomination. If a person's behavior is highly moral, then he has an inner core and conscience, and then he would be a moral atheist and a believer. There are a small percentage of exceptions, but there are also examples of degradation under the influence of religion — “Orthodox activists”, for example. In fact, religion does not have methods of deep transformation in the direction of the first-class holy thoughts of its multi-million audience. Religion exposes its dogmas. If you've talked to someone who's had a more moral life as they converted to religion, listen to what they have to say. He began to observe fasts, light candles, pray every day, and drink less. And now he has less contact with sinners. A regular drinker is not always a less moral person. And the rest is basically the formal side of religion, the observance of the rules put forward by the same religion, which does not change the nature of a person. He thinks that he has improved by praying, but his moral qualities have remained intact. If you don't agree with this, then you are sure that the rite of consecration of the car makes it better. There are also highly moral people who do not belong to any denomination, but believe in God. An increase in the number of atheists and non-religious believers may indicate a willingness to take responsibility for their actions. Do not be afraid, too rare a reading of the Bible does not deprive a person of all other landmarks.