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Atheism and sexually transmitted diseases

A Barna Group study found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality; sexual relationships outside of marriage; pornography; obscene sexual behavior; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; illegal drug use; excessive drinking; obscene language and gambling.[1] (see also: Atheism and marriage).

Sex outside of marriage is commonly associated with higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases.[2] See also: Atheism and sexuality

Also, given the many diseases associated with homosexuality, the biblical prohibition against homosexuality is quite arguably one of the many examples where the Bible exhibited knowledge that was ahead of its time (See: Atheism and homosexuality).

The conservative journalist Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth wrote: "Anyone who has researched the subject of homosexuality knows that many of the most staunch advocates of homosexuality are those who hold a decidedly secular outlook."[3]

See also: Evolutionary belief and sexual immorality

Atheistic Sweden and sexually transmitted diseases

See also: Sexual immorality and Sweden and Bestiality and Sweden and Evolutionary belief and bestiality

Sweden is one of the most atheistic countries in the world.[4] In recent years Sweden has faced a growing problem with sexually transmitted diseases and bestiality.[5]

Sweden is one of the most atheistic countries in the world and the website adherents.com reported in 2005 that 46 - 85% of Swedes were agnostics/atheists/non-believers in God.[6] in 2005, Sweden had the 3rd highest rate of belief in evolution as far as Western World nations.[7]

On May 5, 2011 the Swedish news website The Local reported in an article entitled Swedish women hit harder by STD rise:

Gonorrhoea and syphilis are making a comeback in Sweden, with the number of reported cases among young women soaring by nearly 60 percent in 2010.

According to new statistics from the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet), there was a 38 percent rise in reported cases of the two diseases among Swedes in general.

Worst hit, however, are young women between 15 and 24, where the number of cases increased by 57 percent.[8]

Libertine Sweden

The atheist PZ Myers declared, "...I don’t object to bestiality in a very limited set of specific conditions..."[9][10] See: Atheism and bestiality (photo obtained from Flickr, see license agreement)

See also: Bestiality and Sweden and Atheism and bestiality

Bestiality is the act of engaging in sexual relations with an animal.

In November 0f 2008, the UK newspaper The Times reported:

Sweden, one of the world's most sexually tolerant societies, is in the throes of a strange, emotionally charged debate about the last taboo: bestiality.

The unmasking this week of an animal sex network by the Stockholm newspaper Expressen has again highlighted the issue. Members of parliament are urging a tightening of the laws (bestiality was decriminalized along with homosexuality in 1944) but the government is resisting the pressure.

Sweden has had a pioneering approach towards sex, at least since the 1960's when critically acclaimed films such as I am Curious Yellow depicted the society's free-wheeling attitudes. The country was one of the first to shed the stigma of single motherhood and, while Swedes talk less about sexual matters nowadays than 30 years ago, they are still pushing back the boundaries... Legal limits are set mainly on the commercial exploitation of sex: thus, while prostitution is technically legal, customers are seen as offenders who exploit and abuse women. Cameras have been set up near the entrances of brothels and clients leaving the premises can be fined on the spot.

But bestiality and the whole seedy sub-culture surrounding it is straining Swedish tolerance to bursting point. Religious Swedes say it violates a fundamental taboo: a passage from Leviticus 18 states: “And you shall not lie with any beast and defile yourself with it, neither shall any woman give herself a beast to lie with it: it is a perversion." In the Middle Ages, men were typically burned to death for having sex with animals. Most countries nowadays either outlaw the practice entirely (most states in the US) or prosecute penetrative sex with animals (Britain). Sweden, though, has not taken a religion-based stance. Rather, it seems to accept the idea that sex with animals can be in some way consensual. If it causes injury to the animal it can be prosecuted, although in practice only two out of the 115 cases registered have ever been investigated.[11]

For more information please see: Bestiality and Sweden and Atheism and bestiality

Atheism, evolutionism and sexual immorality

Atheists commonly embrace the evolutionary paradigm (see also: Evolution and atheism). Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists.[12]

In July 2000, Creation Ministries International reported:

For years, many people have scoffed at any suggestion that the evils in society could be linked with the teaching of the theory of evolution. But new research has confirmed what Bible-believers have known all along—that the rising acceptance of Darwin’s theory is related to declining morality in the community.

The research survey of 1535 people, conducted by the Australian National University, revealed that belief in evolution is associated with moral permissiveness. Darwin himself apparently feared that belief in evolution by the common man would lead to social decay. The survey showed that people who believed in evolution were more likely to be in favor of premarital sex than those who rejected Darwin’s theory. Another issue which highlighted the contrast between the effect of evolutionary ideas and that of biblical principles was that Darwinians were reported to be ‘especially tolerant’ of abortion.

In identifying the primary factors determining these differences in community attitudes, the author of the research report, Dr Jonathan Kelley, said: ‘The single most important influence after church attendance is the theory of evolution.’[13]

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