AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INTERNET
There has been a great shift in our society over the last 20 years due to the creation of the internet. The internet is a revolutionary tool that allows millions of people to easily communicate and access information instantly. The last twenty years have also seen a steep decline in religious affiliation and a shift towards secularisation. Now, while correlation does not imply causation, the decline of religion and the rise of the internet do seem to be linked in some way. Both organized religion and the internet have been able to connect the world and many people’s fascination and obsession with each is comparable. There has also been a heavy use of religious imagery used in pop culture today hinting at the possibility that people have been looking elsewhere for guidance and mentors. While the internet is still young, it has made a great impact on our society and has in a way started a new period of learning, innovation, and growth. The internet might not have clearly replaced religion but there has been a natural shift towards the online platform and away from traditional methods.