But what about tomorrow? Will Humanity here on Planet Earth ultimately reach an overwhelming consensus on the reality of God and the Afterlife? I will argue for YES!
- Christian: “Everything with a beginning requires a cause. The universe has a beginning and therefore requires a cause. That cause is God.” Atheist: “Even if it were true that everything with a beginning requires a cause, how do you know that the cause of the universe is God? Why not a big bang? Maybe this universe sprang from another universe, as some physicists now believe.”
- Christian: “I have personally experienced God, and so have many other Christians. He has saved us and transformed our lives. We know that He exists from experience.” Atheist: “Unfortunately, your personal experiences are not open to investigation; I have only your word for it. And second, how do you know that such subjective feelings are really the result of God? The right drug might produce similar feelings.
- According to the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life, 84% of the world population is affiliated with some religion.
- Does this mean they all believe in some form of God? Well, a Reuter international survey indicated that 51% were convinced there was both an afterlife and divine entity.
- Surprising, then, that a recent national poll by a university team indicated that more Americans believed in an afterlife than in God. Take a while to digest that.
- Another Pew poll showed that 72% of Americans said there is a Heaven, while 58% indicated the existence of Hell.
- However, from 2007 to 2014, the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. grew from 36.6 million to 55.8 million. Thus, there are now more nones than Catholics, mainline Protestants and all followers of non-Christian faiths.
Let me pave the way for my ultimate projection with these two thoughts: