After the cataclysms, religions of the world will enjoy both an increase and decrease in popularity. Some humans, bewildered by what has happened, will cling to their religions. Some humans will assume that human actions have caused the shift, which they will interpret as a punishment. Scapegoats will be selected from their midst, and sacrificed. Other humans will attempt to modify their behavior, to placate what they assume to be angry gods. In the main, these practices will occur among ignorant or weak peoples, and in truth these practices occur today. Regarding religion, whatever trend was occurring within a given human will continue, or exacerbate. Those humans who today think for themselves will move more in that direction, finding that their religion does not give guidance and is not coming to grips with the situation.