Quote from Eiviyn: Go
Science will kill Christianity, as it is already doing because religion is for the unreasonable.
I don't agree with this and I don't find that study as being conclusive evidence of the decline of religion. To me, this aligns with the nature of modern youth to be less and less concerned with spirituality until later in life. Societal pressures have far more pronounced effects on religion amongst youth than science will likely ever have in our lifetimes. Science doesn't push conformity nor does it lash out at you for being different; social norms do. As a 22 year old Mormon, my beliefs are rarely challenged by science. Instead, my beliefs are challenged on a daily basis by those who find my decision to reject profanity, alcohol, drugs and sex as contrary or "silly." None of which have anything to do with scientific advancement.
Religious beliefs tend to become more important when the question of raising a family surfaces. Given that this is also becoming less of a priority for modern couples (get married later, don't always have kids), it is logical that religion is also taking a back seat to personal interests. This ALSO relates to societal pressures considering that there is a rise in the "need" to be independent. Science isn't telling people to postpone having a family in favor of pursuing self-interests.
We're living in a fairly selfish age where youth are encouraged both to conform and focus on their own needs. Those needs being ones that align with social expectations such as sexual reputation. Being a virgin past high school is taboo. What does that have to do with science? Drug use is moving towards legal recreational consumption. Science for the win? Nudity is quickly becoming an acceptable form of family entertainment. Is that science too? The world is all about "does it feel good? Great!" It can be difficult to find religion in the midst of that.
To me, science is more likely to affect the middle-aged person's religion conviction than a twenty-something. I think this particular statement is one of your less thoughtful remarks.
Quote from EternalWraith: Go
Bible God precedes time. Time was created at the big bang. It works a long the dimensions of the universe(again, its more like an illusion) By definition anything prior is some infinite and eternal energy and the common name is God.
I disagree here. I don't consider the common name to be God. That is an assertion made by you that isn't as common as you suggest. I believe present-God came after the Big Bang. I also believe Evolution was a tool used by God in his creation(s). I find the Bible supports Evolution more than it does Creationism given that most of the support for Creationism comes from assumptions made through interpretations of the Bible that I disagree with.
I support Intelligent Design, but I don't consider it exclusive to Evolution. Is it not logical to assert that Evolution was made possible as a direct result of life being designed to support it? I don't believe our current understanding of Evolution is entirely accurate, however, as I don't believe we all started as single-celled organisms.
I feel that you're trying too hard to prove that only one can be right when in my mind, they are both reliant upon the other to function.