How do Religions Acquire New Followers?

Traditional religions usually acquire new followers through:

(a) Some good messages for living meaningfully;

(b) With  hopes for living even better after death; and

(c) With the energetic dedication of efficient missionaries:

All this is the religious equivalent of having a good product, promises of usefulness of the product,  and effective advertisement in business.

A cynic would and can emphasize other factors, like threats, monies, and force: which are also effective ways of spreading religions.

Success in proselytizing calls for use of all these to varying degrees, depending on the target population.

15 May 2018

Published by:

Varadaraja V. Raman

Physicist, philosopher, explorer of ideas, bridge-builder, devotee of Modern Science and Enlightenment, respecter of whatever is good and noble in religious traditions as well as in secular humanism,versifier and humorist, public speaker, dreamer of inter-cultural,international,inter-religious peace.

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