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Atheism on the rise!
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Atheism on the rise!
Whew!

http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religio...Pk9c.care2
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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#2
RE: Atheism on the rise!
We're taking over the world!
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#3
RE: Atheism on the rise!
We'll see how that works out.
"Anyone who believes the laws of physics are mere social conventions is invited to try transgressing those conventions from the windows of my apartment. I live on the twenty-first floor." - Alan Sokal
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#4
RE: Atheism on the rise!
It can only be an improvement from what you fuckers managed!
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#5
RE: Atheism on the rise!
(February 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: We'll see how that works out.

That is generally how things work. Mind you, the trend so far is not particularly positive on the theist end.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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RE: Atheism on the rise!
(February 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: We'll see how that works out.

Considerably less silly hats.
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#7
RE: Atheism on the rise!
It's a slow process, but maybe, just maybe, superstition will decline and current religions will be seen like we now see the Greek and Roman religions: as cute stories with no real truth value.

'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.
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#8
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Fuck religion.
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RE: Atheism on the rise!
(February 7, 2018 at 12:11 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: We'll see how that works out.

There are already some pretty good examples of how it 'works out'.

Most of the countries with the highest percentage of atheists in their population, have: among the lowest crime rates, poverty rates, highest education levels, lowest infant mortality, maximum freedoms, and more. They are also among the happiest countries in the world.

A person in Denmark has a much better chance for real upward mobility than someone in the US.

The USA has a murder rate of 4.88 per 100,000. Sweden is 1.15 per 100,000. The US is about 85% Christian, Sweden is about 80% atheist. Norway's murder rate is about .56 per 100,000. They are about 70% atheist. Netherlands murder rate is about .71 per 100K. They are about 44% atheist. Hell, even Vietnam, at 80% atheist, has a murder rate of 1.52 per 100K.

The top 10 happiest countries in the world, all have a substantially higher percentage of atheist, than the USA for example.

So, the experiment has already been done. We win!

You'd believe if you just opened your heart" is a terrible argument for religion. It's basically saying, "If you bias yourself enough, you can convince yourself that this is true." If religion were true, people wouldn't need faith to believe it -- it would be supported by good evidence.
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And then of course there is the cesspool of the islamic world.
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