The Decline of Religion 03: Cultural Comparisons in Christianity

The United Kingdom is a very multicultural country and each ethnic group has its own traditions and heritage when it comes to religion. It is also the case that across the world, Christianity is followed by many different nationalities and cultures. Therefore, when discussing trends of religious observance, it is necessary to consider these groups … Continue reading The Decline of Religion 03: Cultural Comparisons in Christianity

The Decline of Religion 02: Internet and Social Interaction

The internet has been perhaps the most disruptive invention of recent human history, particularly when it comes to speed and reach of information. Since religion is primarily, perhaps solely about information (about how to conduct your life, usually from holy books or the church), it is not surprising that religion has struggled recently to keep … Continue reading The Decline of Religion 02: Internet and Social Interaction

The Decline of Religion 01: Papal Political Power

Throughout history, religion has been intertwined with politics and law. In particular, Christianity has ruled much of the Western world through the Pope and the institutions of the Church. From excommunication of rulers to enforcement of religious laws such as the prohibition of abortion and same sex marriage, the Church played a key part in … Continue reading The Decline of Religion 01: Papal Political Power