Which of the two if any, would survive into the future ?
Of the two I would have to say it would be the buildings they will survive , the buildings are some of the most gracious and beautiful buildings in the world but religion that I’m afraid is doomed . If you took a survey of worshippers in Church on Sunday how many would you have on average , in major cities slightly more than surrounding villages . It would be low and falling all the time. Why is that, maybe it’s because religion is not taken as serious now , people do not need it or require that form of belief or find it as comforting as it may have once been .
Oh it’s still being taken as part of the school curriculum , but the interest is not there. Most children do not care about religion , it’s not a computer game , so not interested ?
Go back what 50/60 yrs there was more belief in religion, so how did religion start to falter and fail in 3 decades. I think it’s a combination of a few things, but mainly because of the inability to keep up with the times and change , giving people what they want, less preaching , flexibility in a modern approach . Action is the best way for the church to progress in the future? What that action would be I have no idea ……Religion will hang on to the last clinging clawing putting all it’s faith in its own failing religion, I still think it is going to become a thing of the past, whether all types of religion will go at roughly the same time or some will grow then fail and new ones replace them to fail in time , but eventually it is inevitable that religion is doomed to failure. People’s belief in it is failing , with a loss of faith , falling worshippers how can it survive
What would become of the buildings when religion has no further use for them , they already serve as many uses from community centres to museums, there will always be a way to save a good building , especially a beautiful one. Who knows you may already have a chapel as a home , you see buildings survive , but the religion is no longer being preached in side it ?