Just as the God's of the Egyptian dynasties were replaced with Christianity and Islam, it goes without saying that the religions and God's of today will also be replaced in the coming years.
The many different God's of the Greeks and the Egyptians lasted thousands of years. Christianity and Islam is still young by comparison, but just as the Greek and Egyptian God's came and went, the same is sure to happen with the current God or God's.
The question is not if religion will be replaced but when and by what. We are already seeing a huge decline in church attendance as Churches fail to adapt to the World in which we live.
One of the most sensible possible replacements for today's aging religions has to Humanism.
Humanism is defined in the encyclopedia as:
A broad category of active ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal human qualities—particularly rationalism. A society in which the human being, with his needs and aspirations, is the central value. A society in which human rights are completely realized: the right to health, instruction, freedom, spirituality, search for the meaning of life, and an existence with dignity.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Are you a humanist?
Do you try to live an ethical and fulfilling life without religious belief?
Do you think science and reason lead to more reliable knowledge than faith?
Do you support secular government and an open society that guarantees human rights for all?
If you answered "yes" to these questions, you might be one of the millions of humanists on Earth -- people who live meaningful, fulfilling lives based on reason and compassion.
Humanism is a philosophy of life inspired by humanity and guided by reason. It provides the basis for a fulfilling and ethical life without religion.
Humanists make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared human values.
Humanists see no convincing evidence for gods, the supernatural, or life after death.
Humanists believe that moral values are properly founded on human empathy and scientific understanding.
Humanists believe we must live this life on the basis that it is the only life we'll have -- that, therefore, we must make the most of it for ourselves, each other, and our world.
Humanist philosophies have arisen separately in many different cultures over many thousands of years. Whether or not they use the term humanism, tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people around the world agree with the humanist philosophy of living a happy and productive life based on reason and compassion.
Humanism has to be the way forward to end the manipulation that is religion, segregation of human kind and stem the tide of sectarian violence that is so active in today's World.
Are you a Humanist?