Religions make out a great part of the culture of a country, but what about the countries that don’t believe? Here are the most atheist countries, mapped.
Do you know more and more people are identifying as atheists now more than ever before?
Up to 13% of the world population is atheists, says PewResearch. People who do not believe in any religion will be, probably, more. Even in the US more people are becoming atheists as per the study.
Religions aren’t exactly famed with being in touch with modern culture, but it seems their followers might not even be in touch with reality.
Anti-Blasphemy laws around the world.
Many see religions and wars as intrinsically linked. But has religion really been at the heart of many major conflicts?
Sheik Ahmad Al-Tayyeb who heads up Egypt’s Sunni-affiliated Al-Azhar University, said on a TV show recently that atheists are undermining the Islamic world.
A wealthier population could mean the end of religion, according to evolutionary scientists. The group of academics suggest the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, emerged as an evolutionary response to the differences in lifestyle between wealthy elites and other, poorer, communities.
A study, based on extensive data for the year 2010, also showed Islam and Hinduism are the faiths mostly likely to expand in the future while Judaism has the weakest growth prospects.
As secularism grows, atheists and agnostics are trying to expand and diversify their ranks.
Last Sunday’s Easter bombing in Pakistan targeting Christians should come as no surprise—Christians are persecuted around the globe.