Is religion needed in a world of science and machines? Is our society heading in the same direction as the society in Brave New World? Brave New World and the article, “U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious” shares the dystopian element of citizens living in a dehumanized state. In Brave New World, no one in society needs to believe in a God because they have so much technology and they’re conditioned to believe death is no big deal. They don’t need to think about an after life or about having faith, so there’s no point in believing in a God. They don’t have any bad times in their life because of the technology and the soma, so they don’t need anyone to worship or pray to in those nonexistent bad times in their lives. They don’t have any reason to believe in something . When Mustapha Mond and John are talking, John says, “it is natural to believe in God”. But, Mustapha says, “God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine.” Going by these quotes, it is unnatural to not believe in a God but unnecessary and impossible to have faith with the technology around. They’re living in a dehumanized state because of the science that is available to them. In today’s society, there has been a drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. The article states, “the percentages who say they believe in God, pray daily and regularly go to church... have declined modestly in recent years.” Nowadays people are so distracted with technology and their jobs that they don’t have time to go to church or have strong faith in something. Also, with the easily obtainable violent movies and video games, a lot of people are conditioned, in a way, to think death is no big deal, just like Brave New World. Yes, the methods of conditioning is different between the book and today’s society, but it’s apparent in both as is not believing in a God. Huxley is pointing out that believing in something is a natural and important thing to do as humans. Unfortunately, our society is getting dangerously close to the society in Brave New World in numerous ways and its an inhuman way of living.