Regardless of whether or not it is beneficial to do so, has it become fashionable to dislike religion?

Asked by: thp078
  • New Atheists are Rising

    I wouldn't say they dislike religion, but amount of people leaving religion is increasing. With advancement of knowledge, science, and reason people eventually finds out god isn't real in the same way Santa isn't real. Percentages of atheist are rising, and expected to grow in the future, despite what their original faith was. People eventually become tired of believing what other people tells them to believe in.

  • Fashionable? Maybe not. But a growing trend

    People are starting to take religion with a grain of salt. The amount of extremists out there and the bigotry and hypocrisy coming from those fractions make people take religion as a whole much less seriously.

    This is coming from my experiences as a young teen who has spent most of life in liberal suburbs, where there are a lot of people who rebel against religion. But that's still a lot of people who reject it.

    I guess in some places, like those liberal areas (not generalizing, but noticing that many liberals are a lot less religious), it's more fashionable than it would be in more conservative, religious areas

  • We're only told the bad

    When is the last time in recent memory that any kind of religious institution received any kind of praise for any kind of good deed? Who, on the other hand, could name several stories about the negative side of [x religion] if I were to throw out a name? When a vocal minority like Westboro Baptist Church receives all of the media's attention, whose name and values will the general public associate with that particular faith?

  • Yeah. Lately, it has.

    Right now, with the stuff in Russia and the argument against homosexuality, it's becoming a trend. Trends are rarely beneficial, and this one isn't beneficial at all.

    Religion is a good thing, and hating on it won't make it go away. The LGBT community has been hating on Christians for saying their "love" isn't real, even when said Christians give valid facts.

  • Fashion is determined by the fashionable.

    Years ago it was fashionable for college girls to wear harem pants. That did not mean that 90% of the population was wearing harem pants. Television news anchors, lumberjacks, and nearly everyone else escaped the fashion. Nonetheless, harem pants were easily identified as fashion.

    These days it is fashionable for academics and leftist intellectuals to attack religion, especially Christianity. When Muslim extremists shoot little girls in the face for going to school, fashion dictates that can be ignored, whereas a scandal in the Catholic Church is just so awful it must be denounced forever. The dramatic double standard shows it is fashion rather than logic at work.

    Religion is one form of ideology. There are many things to justifiably condemn when leaps of faith are taken. Many articles of faith are illogical, and believing them leads to bad outcomes. Currently, leftist political ideologies are fashionable as the acceptable home for nutcase beliefs while religion is out of fashion.

  • There is no major 'dislike religion' trend.

    No. Disliking religion is still quite taboo in the united states. The simple act of criticizing religion is met with scorn and disdain by most people. If we limit our scope to specific segments of the population ( e.G. Scientists or philosophers or mensa members), there may be such a trend. Also the question is vague -- disliking all religion or just one particular religion? If the latter, then I suggest yes it is fashionable to dislike fundamentalism within islam or christianity.

  • This sentiment is Christian persecution complex.

    America is the most religious developed nation on EArth. Recent research shows that atheists are in fact the most hated and mistrusted minority in America. And considering that 75% of Americans are Christian, by whom is this alleged dislike of religion "fashionable"?
    Pointing out the errors in religion or disliking the things it has done and is doing to society is not the same as "disliking religion", and is most certainly not caused by fashion or fad.

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