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Do you think the world will become a more peaceful, tolerant and secular place, once the the older generations finally die off.

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  • Do you think the world will become a more peaceful, tolerant and secular place, once the the older generations finally die off.

    "When I next realized that the Philippines had dropped into our laps I confess I did not know what to do with them. . . And one night late it came to me this way. . .1) That we could not give them back to Spain- that would be cowardly and dishonorable; 2) that we could not turn them over to France and Germany-our commercial rivals in the Orient-that would be bad business and discreditable; 3) that we not leave them to themselves-they are unfit for self-government-and they would soon have anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's wars; and 4) that there was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them, and by God's grace do the very best we could by them, as our fellow-men for whom Christ also died."

    Source: General James Rusling, “Interview with President William McKinley,” The Christian Advocate 22 January 1903..

    Research indicates that older generations are more religious than millennials. Research also indicates that non-religious people are more altruistic and selfless then their religious counter parts.

    According to pew research, Christians supported george w. Bush by 56% in 2000 and 59% in 2004; while catholics supported bush by 47% in 2000 and 52% in 2004.
    White Catholics supported Trump over Clinton by a wide, 23-point margin (60% to 37%), rivaling Romney’s 19-point victory among those in this group. Trump’s strong support among white Catholics propelled him to a 7-point edge among Catholics overall. Both candidates were notably pro-war as well as racially biased.

    So does this data indicate that america will have less religious future policies as well as possible future social equality? I


    https://news.Uchicago.Edu/article/2015/11/05/religious-upbringing-associated-less-altruism-study-finds

    http://www.Pewresearch.Org/fact-tank/2016/01/08/qa-why-millennials-are-less-religious-than-older-americans/

    http://news.Berkeley.Edu/2012/04/30/religionandgenerosity/

    http://www.Pewresearch.Org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/how-the-faithful-voted-a-preliminary-2016-analysis/
    http://www.Pewresearch.Org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/how-the-faithful-voted-a-preliminary-2016-analysis/

  • There is no way to tell

    There is no way to tell whether or not our world will be more “peaceful, tolerant, and secular”. With little detail, your question is too general.

    Peace is not something that can be predicted on the scale of 100 years. Any prediction of long-term peace is simply speculation and nothing more. The only way that one could predict peace is if they could predict the future. History has proven this point to be true. For if we could predict violent conflict, we would prevent it.

    Tolerance is a term that seems to be misconstrued by different political ideologies and the media. If you have a liberal bias, you may believe that enforcing federal immigration law is intolerant (which is completely asinine). If you have a conservative bias you may believe that banning Muslims from entering our country is not intolerant (which is completely asinine). We need to come up with a detailed definition of tolerance. Even with that definition, there would be no way of predicting whether or not the deaths of older generations would improve it.

    The only point that I would say “no” to is the idea that we would become a more secular world. Religion has been one of the largest factors in human civilization since the beginning of written time. Both for good and bad, religion is quite possibly the more influential factor on where our society is today. It has been the reason for a majority of wars, and it has been the reason for the consolidation of a majority of civilizations. While there may be a down-tick in the influence of religion, there is little doubt in my mind that religion will always have a strong presence in society.

  • There is no way to tell

    There is no way to tell whether or not our world will be more “peaceful, tolerant, and secular”. With little detail, your question is too general.

    Peace is not something that can be predicted on the scale of 100 years. Any prediction of long-term peace is simply speculation and nothing more. The only way that one could predict peace is if they could predict the future. History has proven this point to be true. For if we could predict violent conflict, we would prevent it.

    Tolerance is a term that seems to be misconstrued by different political ideologies and the media. If you have a liberal bias, you may believe that enforcing federal immigration law is intolerant (which is completely asinine). If you have a conservative bias you may believe that banning Muslims from entering our country is not intolerant (which is completely asinine). We need to come up with a detailed definition of tolerance. Even with that definition, there would be no way of predicting whether or not the deaths of older generations would improve it.

    The only point that I would say “no” to is the idea that we would become a more secular world. Religion has been one of the largest factors in human civilization since the beginning of written time. Both for good and bad, religion is quite possibly the more influential factor on where our society is today. It has been the reason for a majority of wars, and it has been the reason for the consolidation of a majority of civilizations. While there may be a down-tick in the influence of religion, there is little doubt in my mind that religion will always have a strong presence in society.

  • This question is very generalized with no detail

    There is no way to tell whether or not our world will be more “peaceful, tolerant, and secular”. With little detail, your question is too general.

    Peace is not something that can be predicted on the scale of 100 years. Any prediction of long-term peace is simply speculation and nothing more. The only way that one could predict peace is if they could predict the future. History has proven this point to be true. For if we could predict violent conflict, we would prevent it.

    Tolerance is a term that seems to be misconstrued by different political ideologies and the media. If you have a liberal bias, you may believe that enforcing federal immigration law is intolerant (which is completely asinine). If you have a conservative bias you may believe that banning Muslims from entering our country is not intolerant (which is completely asinine). We need to come up with a detailed definition of tolerance. Even with that definition, there would be no way of predicting whether or not the deaths of older generations would improve it.

    The only point that I would say “no” to is the idea that we would become a more secular world. Religion has been one of the largest factors in human civilization since the beginning of written time. Both for good and bad, religion is quite possibly the more influential factor on where our society is today. It has been the reason for a majority of wars, and it has been the reason for the consolidation of a majority of civilizations. While there may be a down-tick in the influence of religion, there is little doubt in my mind that religion will always have a strong presence in society.

  • They are good.

    The Older Generations are good. They have experience that no one else has. Without them we wouldn't be we're we are today. And we also don't want our society to become more politically correct which is what will happen. They're time will come eventually but just let them enjoy their last days.

  • No The older generation were the ones that got us here.

    The Older Generations are good. They have experience that no one else has. Without them we wouldn't be we're we are today. And we also don't want our society to become more politically correct which is what will happen. They're time will come eventually but just let them enjoy their last days.


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