Religion may become extinct in Canada

I came across an interesting article on BBC through reddit that talks about how, based on mathematical modeling, religion is expected to die out in nine countries. These countries are

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • the Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • the Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland

The result was reported at the American Physical Society meeting and you can read the full paper here. Being in the academic research field myself I know how a lot of research could be bogus and meaningless (while a lot is very useful and valuable) and since I don’t have much knowledge of the techniques these scientists used I can’t come up to conclusions of my own.

That being said, I think the idea they propose is very interesting. Looking at how the prominence of religion has slowly faded away over the past few decades, do you think we will one day live in a fully religion-free society?

Please keep the responses constructive and respectful to other people’s beliefs.


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