Or: Shit Atheists Say To Make Believers Comfortable.
Work on “memes” by Richard Dawkins provides insight on the spread of thought viruses.
Americans have less faith in organized religion than they did nearly a decade ago, a new study shows.
A staggering 21 percent of those surveyed said they don’t practice a “formal religion” — up from the 15 percent who said that in 2008, according to Gallup
“Religion is losing influence in society,” according to Gallup, which did not offer a reason for the decline. “This may be a short-term phenomenon or an indication of a more lasting pattern.”
Overall, 74 percent of Americans identified as Christian and 2.1 percent said they were Jewish; 1.8 percent said they were Mormon and .8 identified as Muslim, according to the pollsters.
Everyone else either claimed to be “none/ atheist / agnostic” or gave no response at all, researchers said.
The number of true believers has dropped dramatically since the 1940s and 1950s, when less than 3 percent said they practiced no formal religion.
Atheism surges as Brits stop saving a prayer for a higher power
Discussions from an atheist perspective from a godless mom. Topics include religion, law, current events and parenting.
Freedom of religion isn’t just about the right to practice religion. It’s about the right to have your own views about religion including being agnostic and atheistic.
For many religious parents, a child coming out as an atheist is perceived as a thorough rejection of their entire value system. No wonder they sometimes react poorly.
One radical notion is that the story of Jesus was a type of psychological warfare to pacify the Jews.
Even kids know not to believe religious lies.
Saudi Arabia is launching a programme to “inoculate” children against Westernisation, atheism, liberalism and secularism. They were listed as threats to “ideological security”, ahead of the danger from extremist groups including Isis and al-Qaeda and sectarianism.