Saturday, April 11, 2015

Atheism is Dying

Atheism is on the decline and is dying out, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Previously, a study conducted by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity in Massachusetts demonstrated that Christianity was replacing atheism in places where atheism was thought to be increasing.  This new Pew Research data shows this is apparently occurring and will continue into 2050.

The study also states that while Islam is the fastest growing religion, Christianity will still be the most dominant.  It also states that atheists and those unaffiliated with religion will decline, mainly due to lack of procreation.  These people often adhere to liberal ideas of reproduction and resort to contraception and abortion.  Because of this, they will be having fewer children and their numbers will not keep up with religious families who do promote childbirth.

This comes to no surprise. Atheism does not have the intellectual credentials needed in order to be rationally accepted by the educated and rational 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 as demonstrated in CNN's Atheist special showing David Silverman and others profiting off of disbelief. We all are hard-wired 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.  Think about it.  In order for atheists to exist, there needs to be a God otherwise they would not have a reason to be atheist.

I wrote about the rates of atheism in comparison with religion in these two posts:

The claim that "atheism is growing" is nothing but propaganda.  To be fair, the only thing growing in atheism is its online popularity and appeal on social networks.  This is possibly due to people seeking the need to "belong" to a social pack.  Loners and others find friends among other loners who adhere to naive ideas which they adopt from the so-called "new atheists" who are vocal.  However, this fades with time.  Religion is here and will not go anywhere but up in numbers.  Take the World Youth day in 2013 where over 3 million youth packed the Copacobana beach in Brazil.   

Over 3 million pack Copacobana beach for WYD 2013

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

Morever, the Pope's visit to the Phillippines last year brought crowds of over 7 million people.  This is something unheard of. Not even President Obama, "Lady Gaga," or boyband "One Direction" have been able to gather so many people.  Again, these people flock to hear an "archaic message" from a "corrupt irrelevant" leader as atheists love to claim.  Clearly the message is not archaic and this leader is not irrelevant if both gather these crowds.  Ironically, atheists had the "Reason Rally" in 2012 which only produced a small crowd of a few hundred. Some reports out there claim that tens of thousands came, but I have friends who participated and told me otherwise.  Moreover, the photos and video of the event found on Atheist TV does not lie.  It was poorly attended and was never repeated.  If atheism was indeed growing and popular, then we would have these "Reason Rallies" all the time since there would be people to fill them and these people would help finance them.     

Papal visit to the Phillippines 2014

"Reason Rally" in Wash. DC, 2012; only a few hundred attended

To truth of the matter is that Science, Theology and Philosophy are killing atheism. An investigation regarding the social phenomenon called atheism found that:

"Atheists have appealed to science in defence of their atheism since the first avowedly atheistic manuscripts of the mid seventeenth century. However, as the German expert on atheism Winfried Schroeder has shown, the relationship between early modern atheism and science tended to embarrass rather than strengthen the fledgling atheism's case." - "Atheism and Science" Investigating Atheism project - Cambridge and Oxford.

Atheism only attracts those who are attracted to bad behavior. Some psychologists call this the "Misfit syndrome." Remember in elementary school; there was always that kid that had to be naughty for some reason?  He or she had to always get attention?  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 who can be found online and in these "Reason Rallies." They are adults with this kind of naughty child's mentality.  They feel that mockery and abuse are the means to spread "reasons." This horrific understanding of reason and persistence in using uncivil means to argue is one of the reasons why atheism is dying out.  Since atheists lack "reason" to support their claims, then they must rely on aggression in order to get attention. Let us continue fighting on and not be afraid to challenge atheism head on. 


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