Sunday, 27 March 2016

India's role

To face the sledge-hammer of science India has to live and work for the best of the world and humanity. In the West, religion has become dogmatic. The sacred books cannot be questioned. When science started disproving the dogmatic 'truths' mentioned in these texts, man's faith in religion became shaky.
A few examples prove the point. Only in 1996 was the Biblical statement 'Earth is flat' corrected. Time, as per Christian theology, is considered linear and that creation is just over 6000 years old, whereas today science has proved the cyclical and relative nature of time and that the earth is millions of years old. Even today in some universities in the USA, Darwin's theory of Evolution is not taught as it is contrary to Biblical beliefs.
An article on the internet on church attendance in France says, Yesterday's poll showed that only 10 per cent go to church regularly — mainly to Sunday mass or christenings. Of the 51 per cent who still call themselves Catholics, only half said they believed in God. Many said they were Catholics because it was a family tradition. (http://viaintegra.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/france-church-attendance. Viewed on 4 August, 2012)

Another study done for America which has a better percentage of Church goers too predicts falling attendance.

Booming mega-churches might grab headlines, but the bigger story of American congregations is one of accelerating decline, according to David T. Olson, the director of the American Church Research Project. Based on data collected from more than 200,000 churches, he projects that by 2050, only 10 percent of Americans will be in church on any given Sunday (http:// www2.journalnow.com/news/2009/feb/28/study-finds-attendance-at-churches-stillfalling- ar-131644/ (Viewed on 24 August, 2012.)