Do religious beliefs, actions, inaction, behaviours tend to adapt to the era we're in and/or to the environment in all its form (social, natural, geopolitical, economics) ?
Recent evidence seems to indicate that religion adapts to society = see Capitalist Jesus or the Mega Mega buck preachers here.
This question was not really a question for me in my mind but for other members, what were there views on this and maybe with examples, because I agree with you Doone; I also forgot "money" but it could have been included in the economic factors...
Yes, definitively; otherwise religions would not survive. Those that do not adapt lose adherents. Which is why Christianity is on the wane in America: too much sexophobia, homophobia, etc., is driving away the young. I don't know where the link is, but i think I posted this a discussion a few weeks ago.
I know that in England in the Regency era, for the nobility, religion was wildly irrelevant, well I don't really know about the general population at that time (I am not a history buff)... But this changed dramatically after the passing of the regent and religion returned full bloom, in that case, mainly protestants, anglicans, calvinists and catholics, I believe... The economic situation had not changed that much by then so, why did this happened ?