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Essay heading: "Belief in God was central to the lives of the early Christians but has become irrelevant for modern man" Discuss
 
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So is there really a valid argument that human society today is less dependent on God than at the time of the early church? The main problem with such statistics is that being associated with a religion does not necessarily mean that the practitioner feels they have any real need for God: it is difficult to refute and yet equally difficult to prove conclusively that nominal religiousness, especially within Christianity, is on the increase...
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Moreover, these statistics are frozen and as such to not represent modern humankind. For example, a more recent study by BBC News found that in the U.K., 66% of 18-24 years olds claimed to have no religious affiliation, compared with 25% of pensioners. Will the next generation's numbers be lower still? Also, we must give weight to the notion that ageing often seems to induce a relationship with God; increasing awareness of mortality and the uncertainty of one's future build dependence on a merciful and loving Father...
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