posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 12:58 PM
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
Originally posted by justwokeup
Its not clear whether it was random sampling of the thousand people or whether it was a sample of people somehow already interested in the XCOM game.
Self selecting surveys are worthless.
That said I would be overjoyed if it were true, it would be a sign of progress.
Its a generational issue. Without strong and sustained indoctrination god belief will inevitably fade. Its a positive thing.
On the other side, the more evidence we get of the universe the more improbable it seems we are all there ever has been.
I don't think that you are even aware that the media is the single biggest and most powerful pulpit in the world. Hitler changed the ideology of an
entire country through b&w film, controlled newspapers, free radios and youth indoctrination. It's today's Hollywood. Jesus said that what was will
be again, and just as the "leaders and teachers" swayed the crowds to want to release the murderer and insurrectionist instead of the Son of
God, today's generation has no understanding that they've been swayed to do the same. The biggest pulpit in the world preaching it's evolution,
revolution, anti-Christ, extraterrestrial agenda.
I see where you are coming from, I don't agree though.
While recognising the power of media to propagandise, the fall of christian belief in the UK isn't due to hollywood.
Its due to a generational shift where we don't aggressively indoctrinate our young with it anymore.
Religion only survives when:
a) Its browbeaten into the young minds by their elders, while they are still too impressionable to resist.
b) Its a club necessary to join for social advancement in the society in question (whether the person truly believes in it privately or not).
When left to be judged on its own merits by young adults or adults it usually falls well short.
If it was an evil plot emanating from Hollywood the USA would be the less religious whereas it still remains a bastion of old time bible thumping. To
an extent many in Britain would feel embarrassing, or even scary.
We don't discriminate against religion, we just don't discriminate for it any more. Thats a good thing.