It's folks believes and lifestyles that have changed.
Sunday was a day of silence where no activity would happen apart from going to church, reading the bible, sewing and some men would shave while singing hymns. Golf was illegal on a Sunday and so were many other activities. If you had hens then the cockerel would be put in a basket or under a kishie so he couldn't indulge in activities with the hens. Even when the radio and TV came first, it was kept turned off on a Sunday. All shops was closed and no one worked unless for a doctor or nurse.
Nowadays Sunday is just really like any other day with folk working overtime, various shops open etc. Only folk that are lying low is folk with hangovers from the night before.
So, that is how society has changed.
Religion does not have the same appeal either, it is more seen as being old fashioned and boring. No one I know goes to church on Sunday's. Some who don't go to church may still have a religion or faith but feel it is no longer necessary to go to church every Sunday.
As far as "Religion" goes, that covers all religion. We as a nation are a christian nation with celebrations such as christmas, easter etc and follow a christian law of what is right and wrong.
I find that there is however a greater interest in the spiritual, supernatural instead of the church religion.
I myself do not believe in a god, devil, heaven or hell. When we die then there is no reward or punishment. My view of the bible is that all these various stories that make up the bible have some truth in them, but a lot of it is fabricated. If you take the bible as a book written to follow, it basically boils down to live your life the "good way" then the reward of heaven awaits, but live your life the "bad way" then the punishment of hell awaits. Going back to when the bible was published in around 1600 if memory serves me correctly, there was hardly any control over what people did, so it helped to control folk and their actions by creating a god fearing nation.
It's just the same as everything else, it only holds it's appeal for so long then the more we find out about the world then the less believable it is. Similar idea when folk believed the world was flat, there was monsters from the deep etc. The more educated we get the less believe we have.
There was a interested incident in Russia I think it was, where they drilled a very deep hole into the world and claimed they heard the screams from hell, they even recorded it.
Edited by Lerwick antiques, 13 October 2018 - 11:28 PM.