We also believe that the various religious leaders should discuss these religious issues, so that, they might be able to come to an agreement about what could be done, of course while they do that, if they really believe in God, they should pray God for guidance.
Let us stop just for a moment to think about nowadays religious matters, as this is very important to know, as it affects a large part of our life religious and otherwise, so, it would be great if we could find some answers to the questions raised from our fried Frank, but as Gino has pointed out, there are also a lot of things happening out there that need to be taken into consideration.
My own personal experience nowadays leads me to think that most things are changing including religious things, perhaps slowly but they are changing, it has got to be that way, since a lot of things have changed especially the last 50 years. Now to make it easier to understand these issues, I would like first to talk about the religions in the past, since this is what we were going to talk about here, and then briefly say something about what is happening today.
When I was a teenager I remember that the Bible was called the Sacred Scripture, and it would be a sin for anyone other than the priest to handle it or read from it. Today the Bible is available to the public and also some other religious books. So, today it is only a matter of time before the public at large learns what is written in the whole Bible and what could be true and good for the people to believe; and what doesn’t make sense and therefore one should not bother about it.
Now let us talk about our present times; as you know, today most household have a computer, which helps in many ways to learn new things at a very fast pace indeed; so, the computer is going to accelerate the changes it is obvious, it is going to be just like other great events that have happened in the past, whenever there is something that radically changes the way of thinking or doing things, great changes follow this first change it is inevitable.
Now, let us take a look at discussion groups on the Internet:
There are perhaps hundreds if not thousands of groups; they are all discussing their own agenda, I don’t want to talk about all those groups, as here we want to talk about religious groups or religious things mostly. As you all know there are some groups which talk only about religion and their own beliefs; there are groups discussing philosophy, which in a way could and would include religion because religion is part of life; there are groups discussing evolution including creation versus evolution; and there is also a large group called, Atheism versus Christianity.
Of all these groups, Atheism versus Christianity is one of the largest groups if not the largest, the atheists don’t believe about God, so they do not believe in any religions and would like to see religions disappear. Of course, because today there are some terrorist news about religious people, these atheist have a strong point to argue against the existence of God.
The Atheists group is formed largely from well educated people, and therefore, when a discussion arises they are able to put a strong case about their non beliefs, so the followers of religious groups, which are usually a large part uneducated, it happens that because of this difference in education they are left in a disadvantaged position. This may give rise to the believers losing faith and moving away from their own original religions.
My views are these: As the Atheists as a whole does not see that if they destroy people beliefs and religions, they are very likely going to create many big future problems in the whole world.