Paganism and the Decline of “Religion”

Back in March the BBC reported on a study that predicted the extinction of religion in nine countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland. The mathematical model used to make this prediction is very similar to one used to predict the extinction of languages. The idea is simple: as the population of religiously non-affiliated individuals grow, their preferences start to become attractive to more and more people."The idea is pretty simple," said Richard Wiener of the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, and the University of Arizona."It posits that social groups that have more members are going to be … [Read more...]


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