In a recent conversation i was reminded of a survey that checked religious belief.
And in this survey. (4th Dia/page) The question “To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: Religion does more harm in the world than good?”
This even to me (I live in Belgium) is a shock. a striking 68% believes this.
Though i have heard many speak about why they are not religious i don’t think that their objections to religion are unanswered. Nor do i think that most of the objections about religion i have heard are all that good.
But still we need to ask ourselves what do we do about this? In my religion class i’ve answered some objections about Christianity. But thats because the people i speak to in that class are my age. And most aren’t at all interested in religion. So they aren’t really engaged into the whole thing.
This news article from 2015 (It’s in dutch but i’m going to post it anyway) Says that Belgium is one of the least religious countries in the world. 44% is religious, 30% is agnostic or just not part of any religion. And 14 % atheist. Though it does state that people under the age of 34 and people who are more educated are more religious. This seems weird to me because in some polls i’ve seen that the elite scientists/highly educated people are more agnostic/atheistic.
What do you guys think? @Casper_Hesp I am very interested in your thoughts about this. Since you are from the Netherlands wich is close to Belgium!