The dystopian novel “Brave New World” and the article “The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion” both explore the dystopian element of information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted and why both the citizens in BNW and today’s world are becoming less religious. In BNW, religion is banned and not celebrated by those who live there and john who does believe in a religion, can’t seem to figure out why they don’t believe. Mustapha says that religion causes chastity and “chastity means passion, and passion means instability” and that “there's always soma...christianity without tears, that’s what soma is”. John still refuses to believe this and Mustapha says that choosing to believe in a religion is “claiming the right to be unhappy” and “the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind”. In the article “The World’s Newest Major Religion: No Religion”, the author is explaining why today's citizens, specifically millenials are straying away from religion and choosing to not believe and what the effects of not believing has on people. The author says that a lack of religious affiliation has profound effects on “how people think about death, how they teach their kids, and even how they vote”. In BNW, the fact that they don't believe in a religion means that death has no effect on that, and that they can shake off death like it is nothing. How people teach their “kids” in BNW is also very different than those of religious people and the controller of BNW believes that there way will best benefit the citizens and allow them more enjoyment and less conflict. Overall the absence of religion in both BNW and todays world give some people the benefit of freedom and more opportunity to enjoy themselves and live a happier life without feeling the need to conform to any rules/morals of a religion.