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« Reply #2370 on: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 23:09:54 »

Religious make-up of the world fluctuates shocker!

Whatever did happen to the Greek Gods, anyone seen them lately?

It's odd that they seem to think those who are None will decline due to birth rates.  Surely the Nones are the biggest growing movement in the past few centuries given that pretty much everyone was religious back then?  That must show that the period of industrial advancement has led to people abandoning religion more than moving.  There must be some decent analysis somewhere.
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« Reply #2371 on: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 00:50:43 »

Religious make-up of the world fluctuates shocker!

Whatever did happen to the Greek Gods, anyone seen them lately?

It's odd that they seem to think those who are None will decline due to birth rates.  Surely the Nones are the biggest growing movement in the past few centuries given that pretty much everyone was religious back then?  That must show that the period of industrial advancement has led to people abandoning religion more than moving.  There must be some decent analysis somewhere.

I always think of Nones as being a Roman calendrical thing along with STFC happy, Ides and Kalends. Whatever happened to Mithraism?

The Romans had some proper strange religious cults before Christianity caught hold. I've always liked the relief of the Gorgon's head in Bath....



Gorgon's were birds...but this looks like a bloke to me  Hmmm
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« Reply #2372 on: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 08:58:32 »

Religious make-up of the world fluctuates shocker!

Whatever did happen to the Greek Gods, anyone seen them lately?

It's odd that they seem to think those who are None will decline due to birth rates.  Surely the Nones are the biggest growing movement in the past few centuries given that pretty much everyone was religious back then?  That must show that the period of industrial advancement has led to people abandoning religion more than moving.  There must be some decent analysis somewhere.

The most accepted research available (referred to in the Guardian article) seems to source from a US Protestant funded charity

Between 2007 and 2050 there are expected to be 60-70 million Christians lost, primarily by switching to Nones.

Like you, I believe the likely movement in this direction to be higher and accelerating.  Nevertheless, take Japan and certainly North America and Europe out of the equation and Christians and Muslims (even more in number) will grow significantly overall both in numerical and percentage terms, mainly down to demographics such as youth and fertility.

I doubt that the quality of the data would allow a precise link to be made between numbers of Nones and Christians plus others and industrialisation per se (the Industrial Revolution was well underway by the time Revd Pitt founded STFC) but world numbers of Christians and Muslims grew massively in the 20th C. and appear to be growing still.
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« Reply #2373 on: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:42:16 »


Whatever did happen to the Greek Gods, anyone seen them lately?


That particular Pantheon is still going strong.
I'm about to pay homage to Dionysus & Silenus.

Gods die when people stop believing in them.
There are plenty out there who need some tlc, just a case of finding one you like the look of and away you go.
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« Reply #2374 on: Monday, April 10, 2017, 18:32:02 »

Just saw lizard woman spouting meaningless shite on a Tory party political broadcast. She doesn't even sound like she believes the crap she said.
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« Reply #2375 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 09:07:51 »

Just saw lizard woman spouting meaningless shite on a Tory party political broadcast. She doesn't even sound like she believes the crap she said.

Was it this one..... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/tory-brexit-advert-embarrassingly-features-aberdeen-port-which-benefited-from-millions-of-eu-funding_uk_58ebb60be4b0c89f91204858?utm_hp_ref=uk&utm_hp_ref=uk  Cheesy
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« Reply #2376 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 09:30:44 »


Yep, that's the one. Is it just me, or has she really got the eyes of a psychopath?
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« Reply #2377 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:07:11 »

Yep, that's the one. Is it just me, or has she really got the eyes of a psychopath?

She is most definitely a very peculiar character who has possibly allowed her thirst for 'power' to cloud her judgement, the whole Easter egg fuss whilst not commenting on various matters 20x worse shows either a very skewed moral compass or alternatively that she is just a random quote generator that occasionally malfunctions.

Think she is going to rival Thatcher in terms of long term legacy.
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« Reply #2378 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:12:28 »

Think she is going to rival Thatcher in terms of long term legacy.
I think that is the harpy's main goal.
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« Reply #2379 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 12:27:13 »

She started banging on about Easter because she wants to sell weapons to muslim extremists (The Saudis) in peace.

Here's the poster, if you're eagle eyed you might spot the word Easter in there somewhere...

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« Reply #2380 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 13:01:11 »

Theresa May is a cunt
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« Reply #2381 on: Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 13:01:49 »

And not in the light hearted way the word is used on here
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« Reply #2382 on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:28:37 »

Theresa May is a cunt
Statement at 11:15.... my money is on a Zola. Reckon the train wreck she's inherited from Cameron is too much for her.
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« Reply #2383 on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:30:14 »

Press Conference at 11:15.... my money is on a Zola. Reckon the train wreck she's inherited from Cameron is too much for her.

Rumours over weekend was she had enough. Early GE requires repeal of Fixed Parliament Act. I hope she's going, because she's clearly out of her depth.
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« Reply #2384 on: Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 10:30:30 »

Please God not an election. I can't take months more of everything being on fire and everyone fucking hating eachother.
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