Will Christianity exist as a major religion in 200 years?

  • Yes, but it may be different in many ways

    This question is of a speculative nature so the answers are speculative as well. I do believe that Christianity will b exist 200 years from now. It is my belief that most of those answering "no" are basing their responses on (1) a waning American church, (2) a complete "either/or" rejection of religion in favor of science, or (3) it's replacement by a more generalized religion.

    These positions ignore the possibility of Church growth outside of the US. I propose that substantial Church growth may be seen in Africa, Central/South America, China, India, and other areas. It is also possible, and I think probable, that many will conclude that science and religion are compatible. Whether you think this is true or not, I think it is certainly possible that many may adopt this position and reject the notion that they have to make some type of absolute choice between the two. It is possible that another religion might replace Christianity as the dominant religion, but the only candidate that I see for this is perhaps Islam.

    The Church has existed for years and is likely to continue for 200 more years. The real question is how vibrant the Church will be in 200 years. I think it will remain strong but the face of the Church may look very different. If the US church declines, the countries I mentioned earlier may be sending missionaries to Europe and the US in 2214.

  • Christianity won't fade away that quickly.

    Christianity seems to have had major staying power. It's outlived entire empires, most notably that Holy Roman one. Like its big sister, Islam, I don't see Christianity losing popularity in the next two centuries. However, I do think how people relate to religion in their daily lives will change -- less of the hate and judgment, more of the positive aspects instead.

  • Yes, Christianity is an enduring religion.

    Christianity has been around now for two-thousand years. Christianity is the most common religion in the United States, with about three-quarters of residents being Christian. Additionally, Christianity exists in other countries, of course, and is further being carried into other countries by missionary outreach. It's doubtful that a religion that has endures for so many years would suddenly become so unpopular as to no longer be a major religion.

  • Yes, I believe Christianity will exist as a major religion in 200 years.

    Yes, I believe Christianity will exist as a major religion in 200 years. It has existed this long, even through times when Christians were being persecuted and killed for the way that they believe, so I really do think it has shown that it can persevere through any kind of hardships.

  • Barring the unforeseen

    Nobody can definitively say everything that's going to take place of note in the next 200 years, something could squash the religion. But, it's unlikely. The popularity of religion as a whole seems to be dwindling a bit, but it's never going to be something that doesn't exist and thus one of the major religions is unlikely to perish.

  • Yes it will.

    I am not a church going Christian, but it is obvious to see that this religion will be around for a very long time. Christianity is one of, if not the most practiced religion in the world. It would take a very big event for people to not believe in this religion.

  • It was more sorely tested surrounding Jesus's crucifixion than it is now

    Historically, Christianity started in the sorest and most gruesome of persecutions. The followers were put to gruesome deaths, accepting the sentence willingly having refused to recant their faith in Jesus. Instead of inhibiting it's growth, and inspired and nurtured it's growth. So, in conclusion, I do not see any reason for Christianity to disappear at any point in humanity's future however long it may last regardless whatever intellectual arguments may develop. You cannot intillectually or otherwise argue someone out of an experience.

  • Yes, though it will decline.

    As people come out of the dark and begin to question religion more and more, people will be less likely to believe in the absurdities of Christianity in its organized forms. Education will help move people away from ignorance and toward science and progress. But there will probably always, at least for the next few centuries, be people who cling to religion for the comfort it provides them, since it means they can just parrot ideas without thinking critically.

  • Yes

    Christianity will most likely exist in 200 years. Although people have become more open with their religions, whether they even have one or not. Christianity was one of the first religions everything was based upon, and even though some other minor religions may not be practiced after a few years, it is very doubtful that Christianity will be one of those that loses its followers and is no longer majorly practiced.

  • Christianity will most likely exist in 200 years

    Christianity has been around for centuries. Christianity is one of the major religions practiced through out the world and as a result it is likely that it will remain as such. Also, the fact that Christianity transcends, culture, demographics, economic status and even specific clusters of religious practices under its own religion ( Methodism, Protestantism and Catholicism) is a true testament of the staying power of Christianity.

  • Yes and No

    Christianity will exist, but only for a small segment of the worlds population. Only those who choose to isolate themselves from the rest of society will most likely be the only people clinging to superstitious beliefs. The ever emerging field of technology will continue to disprove any and all religious beliefs.

  • Religion with most logical sense is likely to overcome other religions

    Major world religions like Christianity, Islam have irrational traditions and codes which are blindly followed to avoid troubles in adversity. With more people becoming literates and improve in technology and health systems , people are less likely to follow blindly. More logical religions like Buddhism.Paganism etc. Requires dedication rather than faith and hence likely to survive in higher quantities compared to major religions.

  • Emerging Technology and Scientific Research

    Christianity is a large religion now but due to future technology and Scientific research in the future will make religions decline. Religions that don't believe in aliens and aliens get proven, go down (That is a example). Some future technology might disprove religion. As far as we know, lighting is caused by a buildup in clouds and not the anger of gods and diseases are caused by little organisms not by evil sprits and/or if your bad. Christianity will still exist then but smaller.

  • Christianity will have difficulty surviving as future generations experience a shift to a more generalized spirituality.

    While Christianity has stubbornly survived despite the advancement of science and technology, future generations will experience a shift in mores that will lead to a new school of thought in spiritual matters. The youth of today will live longer and without the specter of death looming before them they will have a tendency to be more expansive in their thinking. This will lead to an overall inclusion of other religions and beliefs as future generations experience a religious and cultural blending toward one race, one religion.

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bubbatheclown says2014-03-15T18:14:22.513
If the world is still around in 200 years, Christianity will only exist among a few small groups who meet in their homes to avoid the authorities.