Thursday, August 25, 2011
Are We Dinosaurs?
A study using census data from nine countries shows that religion there is set for extinction, say researchers.Anybody want to take a stab at why I am not the least bit worried about this "study?" Come on - anybody? It's in one single phrase - "social motives behind being one."
The study found a steady rise in those claiming no religious affiliation.
The team's mathematical model attempts to account for the interplay between the number of religious respondents and the social motives behind being one.
The result, reported at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas, US, indicates that religion will all but die out altogether in those countries.
Why is that important? Well, it's simple really - acts of God are not factored into the model. I know, I know, people come to church fro relationship, worship music, yada,yada, yada - but the point is for God to act, and act He does.
Things are going to change. God's chosen race was chosen, it turns out, not to rule the world, but simply to bring forth the Savior. The church may end up being something very different than the Kingdom. The structures we sinners have built may be replaced by others which God may put to work at something unexpected.
But God will work - of this I have no doubt. I also know it will not be as we expect.
You see, we may be dinosaurs, We may go extinct. But if we do it will be into His loving arms, and He most definitely will not go extinct.