Prediction—Past, Present and Future!?

December 26, 2015

The desire to know the future trend and look of our world ignites all kind of interests in the so called hearts and minds of those people who would like to know the fate and destiny of this world, and where this world shall end up, in which researchers are mostly interested in creating the destination point of our world based on and to one of the existing ways of life than having or seeing different perspective to newer or different ways and forms of life, but they still prefer to dwell and put this world based on the existing values and ways of life this world is undergoing.

This is one of the possible predictions researchers can do due to reasons that they should be realistic based on existing systems and ways of life. But, being unrealistic in today does not mean that tomorrow is another day, the unrealistic and impractical thinking and beliefs in today will no be realistic and practical in tomorrow since history is good testimony to this give aspect of life in this world in which those existing ways and forms of life in today, such as Christianity and Islam were considered as false, deception and wrong during their given time of birth and founders and early time followers of such given claims had passed and faced harassment and stigmatization due to their belief and thinking in their given time.

Although none has predicted in precision to date on the future of this world except mere speculations and wild guesses people put as forecast and way of seeing this world, in which as there are telescoping eyes and there are also people who put simple eye glasses on their given eyes to protect their eye from the radiation of the sun, predictions still play vital role and they are one pages of the book of this world since there is always human desire and inclination to know such as where this world is going, where humans go after life this world and what the end of this world look like.

Basically, there are different motives behind delivering such prediction. The desire to bring all people into one given domain and way of life based on taking few samples that merit the given way of life they want to justify, the desire to take rapt attention of most people in the world not to any given form of life, but to the research itself in which few people want to gain their own personal importance and prominence and take their own personal advantages and benefits base on their given prediction; the other ones are purely and genuinely done with the intention of making prediction based on observable facts and data they do of seeking the truth.

Based on such preamble, one wonders on the various researches made in relation to the future of the world in which few researches tell that Christianity will be dominant in the world as the way it is and the whole world will be change into it, other researches favor Islam as the future religion of the world, others make their own researches and attributes on the future of the world into their given way of life and forms and systems of religions based on their given claims they have in this world. Which ones are true, and why? The following researches tell two aspects of such given claims, which people do all over.

By the end of the century, Muslims could outnumber Christians for the first time in history, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center. “Another way of thinking about it is Christianity had a seven-century head-start on Islam, and Islam is finally catching up,” says Alan Cooperman, the director of religion research at Pew. Christianity is currently the world’s largest religion, making up a third of the world’s population with 2.2 billion adherents. Pew research shows that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. The religious group will make up 30 percent of the world’s population by 2050, compared to just 23 percent of the population in 2010.

By contrast, sub-Saharan Africans are embracing the gospel with the literal zeal of the converted. According to the Centre for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in 1910 just 9% of the 100m people on the African continent were Christian; today the share is 55% of a population of a billion.

Moreover, figures from the World Values Survey (WVS), which covers 86,000 people in 60 countries, indicate they are remarkably devout: across five sub-Saharan African countries for which data are available (Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe), 90% of people calling themselves Christian also said they attended church regularly. If those nations are representative of the region as a whole, then perhaps 469m churchgoers now live in Africa. Another 335m or so churchgoing Christians live in Latin America, three-fifths more than in Europe.

Economics also plays an important role. The more affluent a country is, the less frequently its citizens attend church, and western Europe is uniformly rich. On the surface, this pattern makes the United States, in which a healthy 58% of self-identified Christians go to services monthly, hard to explain. However, religious devotion is also strongly associated with concentration of wealth. But demographic trends work against this “peak Christianity” hypothesis. Sub-Saharan Africa is not only home to the world’s most observant Christians; it is also the fastest-growing region on the planet by population.

And its entrenched poverty means that even if it enjoys decades of rapid economic development, it is unlikely to reach the levels of wealth that tend to correspond to increased secularisation. As Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, the centre of gravity of the world’s most popular religion is shifting towards the birthplace of humanity itself.

Although, such people or researchers think that one or other forms of religion will conquer the world at large in the future, there is one undeniable reality and fact in today which is resulted due to past failures and trends such religions do in which the number of people who believe in God without religion is increasing not only due to the dogmatic aspect of such religions, but also with the greater desire of people to go by their own accent and fashion of life, which is result of peoples sole interest and will choice to exercise their own freedom and freewill by their own way, is augmenting in daily basis.

And hence, it also seems that such numerous individuals are coming on stage in every land and place due to such religion’s given failures and welcoming attitude in accommodating everyone, the natural desire and thirst people have in search of meaning for life, in which unquenchable thirst become their core for existence and integral part of life in this world which is natural and obvious reality and such numerous people take greater portion of population of the entire world’s population in the world at large as it is daily increasing and their future will also be keep similarly increasing too.


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