- 1 British Darwinism and atheism
- 2 Interesting articles
- 3 Projections of growth of religion related articles =
- 4 Nones
- 5 American religion research
- 6 Studies on atheists
- 7 Desecularization of Europe and illegal immigration
- 8 Interesting articles in the past
- 9 Studies on atheists
- 10 Cause and consequences of atheism
- 11 Miscellaneous research on atheism
- 12 History of atheism
- 13 USA/Racial Demographics/Atheism
- 14 Miscellaneous atheism articles
- 15 Ideological convergence and agnosticism grinding away Western atheism
British Darwinism and atheism
British Darwinists will not be able to impose national Darwinism as early as 2021. See: Whites an Extreme Minority in London by 2021
- Johnson, T. M., & Barrett, D. B. (2004, November). Quantifying alternate futures of religion and religions. Futures, 36(9), 947-960.
Other potential explanation of rise of Nones on surveys:
Religiously unaffiliated research
American religion research
Studies on atheists
"We would like to present the results of the Atheist Survey collected on the UNM Albuquerque campus in April-May 2015.
Of the 56 self-proclaimed atheists and agnostics who completed the survey, 45 (80 percent) have at least one parent who believed in God, 35 (63 percent) believed in God as a child, and 42 (75 percent) began to doubt God’s existence prior to leaving high school.
Regarding what caused them to disbelieve in God, 41 (73 percent) answered study of science, philosophy or personal research and 15 (27 percent) cited life experiences. 39 (70 percent) believe in the Big Bang theory and 55 (98 percent) believe in evolution. To the question about what might convince them that God exists, 24 (43) said that adequate evidence or miracles might convince them.
Perhaps the least surprising result of this survey is the universal belief in evolution, since, if there is no God, the existence of life on Earth must have a natural explanation, of which the theory of evolution is the only one accepted by scientists. The universal association of atheism and belief in evolution suggests that the two beliefs are dependent so that, if evolution from microbes to man were proven to be impossible on a mathematical or scientific basis, the atheist would be required to believe in God, or some other supernatural power as the origin of life."
Desecularization of Europe and illegal immigration
The Financial Times declared in an article entitled Mass migration into Europe is unstoppable:
"In the long run I expect the nativists to lose, not because their demands are unpopular but because they are unenforceable. It may be possible for island nations surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, such as Japan or Australia, to maintain strict controls on immigration. It will be all but impossible for an EU that is part of a Eurasian landmass and is separated from Africa only by narrow stretches of the Mediterranean."
BBC: "That is because of the big increase in numbers crossing the Mediterranean. While some 60,000 reached European shores in 2013, so far more than 130,000 have arrived in 2014."
"In 2014, 283,532 migrants irregularly entered the European Union, mainly following the Central Mediterranean, Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes. 220,194 migrants crossed EU sea borders in the Central, Eastern and Western Mediterranean (a 266% increase compared to 2013). Half of them had come from Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan."
Interesting articles in the past
- Atheism, the Godless Revolution That Never Happened 2010 - Paul Copan
Studies on atheists
Cause and consequences of atheism
Miscellaneous research on atheism
History of atheism
- History of atheism in the West written from an atheist and/or liberal perspective - New Yorker, Bigger Than Phil: When did faith start to fade? By Adam Gopnik
“If mainstream freethought and humanism continue to reflect the narrow cultural interests of white elites who have disposable income to go to conferences then the secular movement is destined to remain marginal and insular.” - Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson
USA's projected changing demographic makeup:
How components of the U.S. population are projected to change by 2050:
- Racial/ethnic groups 2005 2050
- Foreign-born 12% 19%
- White* 67% 47%
- Hispanic 14% 29%
- Black* 13% 13%
- Asian* 5% 9%
Secular Europeans are a dying breed
"The greying of the baby boomers - A century-long view of ageing in European populations
If migratory flows were suddenly to stop from 2010 on, the overall outcome would be older European populations. At the end of the period under consideration, on average, the median age would be about three years more, the percentage of persons aged 65 years and over 3.4 percentage points higher, that of the oldest-old 2 percentage points higher, and the [Old Age Dependency Ratio] OADR would also increase by more than 8 points, from 52.4 to 61.0. The impact at national level depends on the level and direction migration is assumed to take over the next five decades. The countries for which the positive net migratory flows are projected to be more significant are those where the additional ageing due to no migration would be more relevant. For instance, Spain would reach a median age of 54.4 by 2060, instead of 49.7; on the other hand, in Romania the median age would increase by only 0.6 years....
Population ageing is undoubtedly going to be a key demographic challenge in many European countries over the next fifty years. Its implications for socioeconomic systems, such as public pensions programmes, health care or kinship structures, may be considerable. The latest Eurostat projections (Europop2010) show that, over the next 50 years, population ageing is likely to attain unprecedented levels in 31 European countries, though the magnitude, speed and timing are likely to vary. In fact, population ageing has been a reality for decades now. In some countries it may already have passed its peak speed over a one-century period to enter a slowdown phase; in others, the process may speed up noticeably over the coming decades."
Miscellaneous atheism articles
Ideological convergence and agnosticism grinding away Western atheism
"If you are a militant atheist, consider this: Ideological convergence has already ground away the vast bulk of Western atheists. Now most self-professed atheists in the Western World are atheist poseurs who claim atheism is merely a lack of belief in God/gods despite that fact that encyclopedias of philosophy define atheism as the denial of the existence of God (see: Definition of atheism) In short, most self-professed Western atheists are agnostics.
Agnostics outnumber atheists in the world. So given ideological convergence it is more likely that atheists would become agnostics than vice versa (In addition, you have the tug of theistic believers on atheists). And that is exactly what has happened. How much easier will it be to assimilate bunch of agnostic fence-sitters into believers in God? Surrounded by a growing theistic society, more and more agnostics will become theists. As alluded to above, religious demographers are expecting agnostics to decline as a percentage of the world's population in the 21st century."