Will internet secularize the world?

Will internet secularize the world?

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I guess not. Even though it is doing a great job in some areas of the world, it still cannot secularize the whole world.

I wanted my readers to share their thoughts and opinions. What do you think about it? Why will it or will it not secularize the world.

For me, I guess I have to mention the proverb of the grandmother of my Argentinian friend, which is so vulgar but it fits this situation perfectly! She said:

It is useless if you insist to push if your dick is short

In Rome instead, they use another vulgar proverb to say the same thing:

“Oh it penetrates your butt, but it won’t penetrate your brain”

Meaning that, for some people, whatever proof you provide them with, they will just ignore it. The Islamic world is the biggest challenge IMO, but doesn’t mean that the Christian religions are easier.

What do you think? What part of the world you live in, and why is it easy/hard for this to ever happen where you live? You can add proverbs if you like :-)

Mike

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About Mike

Hello, I am an atheist because of reason and personal experience. I am a father of THREE lovely living kids and two dead embryos, married to a lovely Christian Catholic devoted woman. Yes, black and white can coexist as long as there is respect and love, which is something abstracted from any belief or religion. I do not claim absolute truth and not 100% sure that a God does not exist somewhere out there. The scientific method is what I use to connect to reality. If there is something I don't understand, then it is because i don't understand, not because god exists. In case you haven't noticed, I am a native Arab, and English is my third language (yes there is second language). I like reading the Bible and the Quran and the critics of both of them. I also love watching documentaries especially astronomy, cosmology, Quantum Physics, and new discoveries in science in general, and Physics in particular.
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5 Responses to Will internet secularize the world?

  1. Well there is a definite correlation between the advent of cameras and the decline in miracle sightings. No one thing will secularise the world. However, the internet makes it far easier to communicate and access information. I think these two will shake faith. The internet allows more opinions, more views and has the power to show people that theirs is not the only viewpoint in the world. The Catholic Church has always tried to control the amount of information Catholics had access to it. They knew the danger.

  2. john zande says:

    Christians are easy compared to Muslims. The few encounters i’ve had have been utterly crazy. They literally don’t read anything unless its written by a fellow muslim. They are truly insane.

    • Mordanicus says:

      This is a common tactic for many cults: prohibit your members to read anything not written (or approved) by the cult, because non-members are always wrong. It’s kind of confirmation bias.

  3. violetwisp says:

    I think long term it will but there’s probably a few more generations to go. There’s obviously more information available for English speakers, and technology isn’t great at accurately translating everything yet. I know I rely on the internet to find out everything about anything, but here in Argentina people don’t even know where to start looking for accurate information in Spanish.

  4. makagutu says:

    In the long term I think it will. More people are having access to the net but the next question is what are they reading? If the internet is to secularize the world, secular material has to feature in many search engines so wherever you turn there is something. This is the only way we can change the world.

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