23 October, 2020

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More Indians Stopped Believing In God

The latest Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism has found that the number of non religious people in India has risen.

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    That is the main idea to spread chritianity all over the world and dominate the world by religion.

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      as an atheist who was formerly catholic, i can tell you that you, sir, are speaking from your rear end.

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    Religion whichever, is not only the opium of the masses but has become the biggest Curse, for the Peace loving people of this planet.

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      Fully disagree.

      This is not true for everyone.

      Anyway, it is the adherents that make it seen different. Practising islam in Saudi is totally different that of practising in Malaysia and Indonesia. Some christian movements in the states are bigoted as no other christians I met anywhere. Some black groups in the states and africa are blind believers. They only believe in non-existent god. This is common for every religion. Until BBS acts emerged in the country, lanken nature of Buddhists were respected by everyone.

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    there should be another truth to this story.

    when George bush was the president, a a born again christian, he gave the permission to openly convert Indians to Christians.

    the same thing is happening in China and Sri Lanka too.

    As the Europe and North America are becoming every thing except christian or Catholic, They need more base and they went to Asia.

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      You are talented at narrating this kind of stories. Being on the west for last two decades, I feel majority of them are god believers and still respect to their churches (catholic or anglican churches). The fat that work stress (work is work mentality) though hold them going to the church regularly, they are christs. This is also the case with lankens, majority of them are born to buddhist families and so they are buddhists. They celebrate buddhist public holidays and religious festivals. But as had been in the past, majority of them today are not well informed about their religion. They have become the victims of follow up life. Revolution of information technology has affected on their life forgetting all social and religious values. In our days, two three decades ago, we were compelled to go to daham pasal and learn more about buddhism, that then help our generations to shape up much better than the generations of today in the country. This feeling I have every year I visit Srilanka.

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        Samson, travel in Europe on a Sunday and see for yourself the poor attendance at Churches. Today Religion is only a form, without content for many a believer. Religion is only an identification tag to give an individual a sense of belonging. We Peace loving people have no Religion and we consider all as Human Beings who have a right to exist, unlike you the misled who believe that you are the chosen lucky ones, killing each other, when there is no truth to it. So it is you lot who are responsible for the mayhem, as otherwise this world would be a Peace full place to live in without your ilk.

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    Looks like for the country to be peace loving, the religious percentage need to be below 50%

    So Sri Lanka has a long way to go.

    Let’s get back to the Veddah, Yakka and Naga Beliefs.

    Monk Mahanama Myths and the other imported Myths seem to be the problem? True?

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    Lets look at this survey more carefully. Its not by Gallup Polls but by Gallup International, which excludes Gallup Polls. The reputed pollster is Gallup Polls – USA, not Gallup International.

    Two, the survey sample consists of a total of approximately 50,000 individual spread across 50 countries in broadly equal number. This is 1,000 per country. For a country like India, it is unrepresentative as that nation has 1.2 billion people.

    Three, the 2005 survey had Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bangladesh, all three of which have been dropped from the 2012 survey.

    Four, the survey indicates that levels of religiousity in the Muslim population globally has declined. This is unlikely and counter intuitive.

    Lastly, the poll was done exclusively by phone in India and is exclusively urban – which in itself skews the sample of 1,000 to those with telephones. I do not think that mobile phones were even included as they are not recorded in a phone directory, only land lines are. This reduces the pool even further.

    The survey indicates that 81% of Indians consider themselves religious. How do you define religiousity? Further, the header of Colombo Telegraph is misleading. The levels of atheism in India had dropped by an alleged 4% to 3% as per the 2012 survey, which in itself is poorly done.

    In short, it is subjective, flawed and unrepresentative of the developing world. It may be somewhat representative of North America, West Europe, East Asia and Africa, but not the Middle East and South Asia where religion for better or for worse continues to define identity, regardless of levels of observance.

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    The index is missing on “practicing religious.”Religion is
    fast on decline in all parts of developed and developing
    world as more and more people are getting to know more about
    the world through science.But people are still not convinced
    that this world is without an all powerful source behind its
    all planned functioning.

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    Atheism is perfectly acceptable in Hinduism. Skepticism is essential to understanding.

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    This information lacks 3% of indian population (40 mio) – what religion they practise ?

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