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  1. We must not forget that religion contains important psychological defense mechanisms and rituals that help some people not to go mad from despair. For example, you can recall the Christian sign of the cross, which helps believers feel protected by some omnipotent force. Loneliness is easier to bear if there is someone who loves you and looks after you. Yes, and life has meaning if after it there is another, eternal one. Thus, it will be very difficult for most people to give it up, especially in difficult living conditions. It can be assumed that religion will have a minimal impact on a happy society that is not bound by personality cults, educated, conscious and democratic. But this is not accurate.

  2. The future will never come. Because it is the future. If it had come, it would have been real.�

    Now about religion. It (or rather, they) will completely disappear when all people completely disappear.

  3. The disappearance of religion from the face of the earth will only mean that the whole planet is stuck in a modernist society and does not want to move further in any direction, looking away with horror at the sight of the word “postmodern”, which, meanwhile, does not insist on the complete exclusion of religion.�

    But it is still the future, so it is reasonable to assume that at the moment the end of religion is not visible.

  4. On January 1, 2000, the New York Times published three front-page articles. The first was about what was published in the New York Times on January 1, 1900. The second section contained modern New Year's material, and the third section contained forecasts for the future, which the newspaper will write about on January 1, 2100. And in this third article, there was a tiny announcement about the time of lighting Saturday candles. When the editor of the newspaper, a Catholic, was asked why he placed such an uncharacteristic and insignificant advertisement in this article, he replied:: “I can't say anything about the predictions published in the article, because what will happen in a hundred years, even what states will be, no one knows now. But I am deeply convinced of one thing — Jewish women will light Sabbath candles.”

    I do not know about Muslims, Christians and others, but I am sure that the Jewish people will always believe in G-d.

  5. Even the approximate date is difficult to predict. We can only make some predictions.

    The influence of religion significantly weakens with the growth of the standard of living of the population. If we recall the history, then the emergence of religion (just like sects) did not occur in the most “bread” times – people were looking for something big and bright that could help them survive and “guide them to the right path”. Religion, with its big idea, denial of the benefits of earthly life and categorical avoidance of complex topics (“Oh, the abyss of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable are His destinies, and how unsearchable are His ways”) – fits these purposes as well as possible.

    You don't need to go for examples. In Russia, religion began to gain strength in the 90s. This was facilitated by a sharp decline in the standard of living, and the active patronage of the state (the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the canonization of the royal family). Now the standard of living, albeit not cosmically, has increased – and we can see how people born in the 90s and 2000s are much colder and more active in the ideas of religion.

    Another example is Iceland, a country with a very high standard of living. This is not to say that there is no religion at all, but its influence on the population is negligible.

    But! Never forget that the position of Islam is very strong right now. Moreover, they are so strong that even in the foreseeable future, if we see its weakening, it will be insignificant. Middle East, South-East Asia, North Africa… Entire states (to put it mildly, not the “weakest” ones) build their domestic and foreign policies based on the norms of Islam.

    And finally, the future will come tomorrow morning. Try to do so, at least for yourself and your loved ones, so that religion does not affect them – either in a positive or negative way.

  6. Never, I'm afraid.
    Unfortunately, it is much easier for a person to accept the sermons of pastors and priests, excerpts from” sacred ” books, religion imposed from childhood, propaganda at the state level, than scientific knowledge about the Universe (I myself experienced this influence).
    The brain, in turn, is much easier to assimilate easy and accessible information about the world than to strain and plunge into the incomprehensible world of a scientific approach to studying the same world.

  7. When religion was first born (I mean the Abrahamic religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam), the unity of God was projected on the unity of the king. One god – one king, God's power is absolute and his ways are inscrutable, the same can be said about the monarch. Now the church has moved a little away from the state and functions separately (although the opposite trend is being established in Russia right now), so its power is slightly weakening. From this point of view, the death of religion is seen only as anarchy in the state, the absence of power.

    In general, to stop the existence of religion, you need to give people something in return, and now this is the Internet, the media and TV.

    Also, religion was created not so much to spread virtue as to prevent crimes, because the Church does not tolerate murder, theft and other dirty tricks. Now this role is performed by law enforcement agencies.

    We can say that humanity no longer needs religion, it has remained as a habit and is passed down from father to child as a custom.

  8. It depends on what is meant by the term “religion”.

    If religion is a synthesis of church culture, hierarchy, and mass rituals, then it is not needed right now. The global trend in the religious life of society is the privatization of religion. This means that to receive communion to the mystical, a person no longer necessarily attends church (the percentage of regular parishioners is falling everywhere, including in Russia) and does not participate in mass prayers; the religious ritual is moving into the sphere of private life. In such a residual form, religion may not disappear, since the appeal to higher forces (even if not in the Orthodox sense) gives a person the feeling that he can control his life and influence processes beyond his control. This of course reduces various religions to the level of popular psychology, but unlike the second one, it also reserves a set of ethical rules that a person is inclined to follow. Of course, you can try to explain ethical norms with arguments of humanistic philosophy, but a person tends to change his mind faster if the opposite point of view (that it is bad to rob, for example) is presented to him in an expressive way.

    There is one phenomenon that has privatized the institution of religion – this is the relationship of man to death. This is and will continue to be the main reason for the consolidation of religion in our lives for a long time to come. Putting themselves as a mediator between the world of everyday life and the world beyond the grave, priests (priests, priests, spiritual guides) take on the function of a crisis psychologist, performing burial rites and helping relatives reconcile, and society to stand in solidarity in the face of general mortality.

    All of the above is true for the Abrahamic religions. Other cultures have their own subtleties.

  9. It won't happen. Religion is one of the four manifestations of the exclusively human mind (the other three are art, philosophy, and science), the presence of which distinguishes it from the animal mind. Religion is an attempt to explain the phenomena of the surrounding world by “hidden causes”, the very idea of which (hidden causes) cannot arise in the mind of even the most highly intelligent representatives of the animal world. Religion may give the most primitive interpretation of “hidden causes” – a mythological one, but it is still an explanation of the highest, Human order.

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