A rise in New Age religions!
I've met alot of people who disagree with the conventional format of religion and disregard jesus and the judeo christian view of religion. But they have equally esoteric views about the nature of the cosmos involving crystals, reptillian aliens, and other superstition. It seems that although judeo christian and abrahamic religions are falling out of favor, there are other equally ridiculous views coming out every day! I have friends who closely follow David Ike, alien abductions, and psychic readings. Whenever I ask them for evidence they point to blurry pictures or they say that I cant disprove it. AT that point I make the statement alot of stupid things ex: flying spaghetti monster, thor, etc cant be dissproven, this does not necessarily make them real or provide a reason for belief. They dont seem to make the connection between one irrational ridiculous claim and another. One minute we are laughing at the preposterous claims of christians the next minute they are telling me nibiru is coming in 2012 and that we need to raise our counciousness to the 4th dimension! My point is that people will always want something crazy to believe in, I guess they feel it makes life more fun. I think that although conventional religion will eventually fall out of favor some new paradigm for ignorance and superstition will always be around the corner!