Will the Internet bring an end to religion?

January 17, 2013

Not any time soon, but organized religion is on the decline in many places around the world,  and in this interesting article Valerie Tarico argues that the Internet is one of the principal causes of this phenomenon.  Here are the six kinds of web content that she thinks are leading the faithful astray: 

1. Radically cool science articles and videos; 

2. Curated collections of ridiculous beliefs.

3. The kinky, exploitative, and violent side of religion

4. Supportive communities for people coming out of religion.

5. Lifestyles of the fine and faithless.

6. Interspiritual okayness.

Could it be that the internet will do what reason and common sense has been unable to do?


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