The rise of the atheists
The fall in religious affiliation has been driven, at least in part, by young people. In 2016, seven in ten (71%) of young people aged 18-24 said they had no religion, up from 62% in 2015.
(RNS) Could the actual number be as high as 26 percent?
One radical notion is that the story of Jesus was a type of psychological warfare to pacify the Jews.
There is a growing number of atheists in the world. There is also a growing amount of evidence pointing to the benefits of non-believing.
“Estimating the number of atheists in the U.S. is complicated. Some adults who describe themselves as atheists also say they believe in God or a universal spirit. At the same time, some people who identify with a religion (e.g., say they are Protestant, Catholic or Jewish) also say they do not believe in God.”
Non-religious families often find it difficult to educate their children without relying on conservative Christian curricula and communities.