Sunday, July 28, 2013

Atheism on the Decline

Atheism is on the decline, according to a new study.  The study conducted by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity in Massachusetts has demonstrated that Christianity is replacing atheism in places where atheism has be thought to be increasing.

This comes to no surprise.  Atheism does not have the credentials needed in order to be rationally accepted by the educated person.  It proposes the non-existence of God without supplanting that claim with evidence - something they constantly request of theists.

Atheist leaders such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris must start pressing the 'panic button.'  The "Militant Atheism" agenda is nothing but a movement based on propaganda, emotivism and ignorance.  We all are hardwired for belief in God.  There is no way around this biological fact.  Atheists exist because they willingly refuse to acknowledge the existence of God and the supernatural.

I wrote about the rates of atheism in comparison with religion in these two posts:
http://www.sacerdotus.com/2012/09/atheism-on-rise.html
http://www.sacerdotus.com/2012/12/religion-is-growing.html


Atheists on Twitter are also on the decline especially after I had Twitter troll and abusive atheist "Rosa Rubicondior" removed.  Hopefully Twitter will now become a more civil place.

The cry that "atheism is growing" is nothing but propaganda.  Religon is here and will not go anywhere but up in numbers. 

Over 3 million pack Copacobana beach for WYD 2013
This week, the Catholic Church had its World Youth day which is a series of days celebrating the Faith in Christ Jesus in a way that is geared towards the youth.

This year's World Youth Day was held in Brazil and nearly broke the record with over 3 million participants.  Imagine, 3 million young people gathering in undesirable local conditions just to hear the Gospel being preached by an elderly man called the "Pope."

He is not performing tricks, or dancing.  He is not singing in a boy band or rapping; he is preaching the Gospel via words and example.  No musician can ever gather the crowds that Christ gathers before His Vicar on Earth, the Pope. 

Science, Theology and Philosophy are killing atheism.  As Schroeder wrote: "The relationship between early modern atheism and science tended to embarrass rather than strengthen the fledgling atheism's case." 

Atheism only attracts those who are attracted to bad behavior. Some psychologists call this the
"Reason Rally" in Wash. DC, 2012; only a few hundred attended
"Misfit syndrome."  Remember in elementary school; there was always that kid that had to be naughty for some reason?

Remember that he/she found pleasure in bullying, asking the teacher stupid questions or making smart remarks?

Well, this is the typical atheist of today.  They are adults with this kind of  naughty child's mentality. 

Let us continue fighting on and not be afraid to challenge atheism head on.    






Source:

http://www.catholic.org/hf/faith/story.php?id=51864

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/philosophicalfragments/2012/07/14/perhaps-atheists-should-be-hitting-the-panic-button/

5 comments:

  1. Really? Here in the real world, I can definitely aver that it is in fact the case that atheism is on the rise. Have you banged your head?

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    1. Well test the idea. Try to gather 3 million atheists and compete with World Youth day. If not, then I believe you not only banged your head, but you are under the influence.

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  2. "Atheism does not have the credentials needed in order to be rationally accepted by the educated person. It proposes the non-existence of God..."

    What is wrong with this sentence? Oh...yeah..It's lacking logic.

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    1. Your comments would have more weight if you explained in detail why you believe the way you do; or why you have a particular opinion. "It's lacking logic" does not tell me much. Why, how.. etc? I'm looking for informed critiques, not short reactionary statements.

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  3. So you decide to accept the word of a decidedly biased theological organization and, what, assume Pew Research and Gallup are simply lying? Isn't that a bit naive?

    http://www.pewforum.org/2012/10/09/nones-on-the-rise/
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/159785/rise-religious-nones-slows-2012.aspx#1

    FYI- while the Gallup poll shows the growth of the nones slowing, they're still growing.

    "Atheism only attracts those who are attracted to bad behavior."
    What?!?!? That is nothing but ad hominem and slander. Shame on you. Our per capita incidence of divorce is lower than believers, and our per capita imprisonment is WAY less than the religious. You've obviously never read Zuckerman, but do you ANYTHING that doesn't agree with your preconceptions?
    http://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/zuckerman/Zuckerman_on_Atheism.pdf

    "Atheism does not have the credentials needed in order to be rationally accepted by the educated person."
    Oh, please. Atheists are consistently higher educated than believers (Zuckerman, 2009). Between 85-93% of the National Academy of Sciences are atheists, leaving the ideologically opposed no recourse but to allege corruption and conspiracy theories.

    "We all are hardwired for belief in God. There is no way around this biological fact."
    That is pure conjecture! The reality is that kids get indoctrinated in religion and told that it's true when they're young and susceptible. Not a single peer-reviewed study has come to the conclusion that we're psychologically predisposed to belief in deities (although it would be a fascinating study, regardless of the outcome).

    "No musician can ever gather the crowds that Christ gathers before His Vicar on Earth, the Pope." Really? Aside from being a poor supporting argument for your position (completely unrelated to growth of either demographic), it's also demonstrably false. The Vatican's YouTube channel has just over 95k subscribers, while Thunderf00t (an atheist scientist) has more than three times their numbers. The Catholic church claims 1.2 billion members, but how many are actually practicing? Meanwhile, Adele has sold almost 25 million copies of her album "21" in an era of decreasing music sales due to streaming.

    Re: your comment to Karl Reeve. "Try to gather 3 million atheists and compete with World Youth day." You do realize that a current (static) number has nothing to do with growth or receding, right?

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