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Atheism and Asian males

Xi Jinping is the President of the People's Republic of China, current General Secretary of the Communist Party of China which requires that all their members be atheists.[1] See: China and atheism and Atheism and communism

Razib Khan points out in Discover Magazine, "most secular nations in the world are those of East Asia, in particular what are often termed “Confucian societies.” It is likely therefore that the majority of the world’s atheists are actually East Asian."[2] See: Asian atheism and Global atheism

East Asia contains about 25 percent of the world’s population. China’s population represents 20 percent of the people on earth.[3]

Women are less likely to be atheists according to surveys performed around the world and other data.[4] [5]

In 2016, Atheist Alliance International (AAI) conducted an annually reoccurring atheist census project and found concerning atheism and women:

At the time of writing, the Atheist Census Project recorded that on average worldwide 73.2% of respondents were male. The result is consistent with other research... As such, the focus of many scholarly papers has been on seeking to explain this persistent observation."[6]

China, atheism and Asian males

See also: China and atheism

China has the largest atheist population in the world.[7]

China has the world's largest atheist population and practices state atheism.[8][9] According to a 2012 Worldwide Independent Network/Gallup International Association (WIN/GIA) poll, 47% of Chinese people were convinced atheists, and a further 30% were not religious. In comparison, only 14% considered themselves to be religious.[10]

Atheistic China and gender imbalance

See also: Asian atheism and Atheistic China and sexism

China has the largest atheist population in the world (see: China and atheism).[11] The current atheist population mostly resides in East Asia (particularly China) and in secular Europe/Australia primarily among whites.[12] See: Asian atheism and Western atheism and race

Due to sex-selection abortion and female infantcide, there is a gender imbalance within the Chinese population.

According to 2012 figures from the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, China’s sex ratio at birth (the number of boys born for every 100 girls) was as high as 118, while the sex ratio amongst the total population was about 105.[13] The statistical data from China indicates that the gap between male and female at birth is far larger than the biologically benchmark ratio (a sex ratio at birth of around 105 males per 100 females).[14]

Chinese Communist Party and Chinese males

See also: Atheism and communism and Atheistic China and sexism and Atheistic China and gender based workplace discrimination

In 1955, Chinese Communist leader Zhou Enlai declared, "We Communists are atheists".[15] In 2014, the Communist Party of China reaffirmed that members of their party must be atheists.[16] See also: Atheism and communism and China and atheism

In 2016, the International Business Times reported:

A senior Chinese advisor on religious affairs has said the country should promote atheism throughout society, in remarks that appear to reflect a deepening campaign to reinforce traditional Marxist values in China — and could add to concern about official attitudes among believers in the country’s five officially recognized religions.[17]

In 2014, the New American website indicated:

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is letting its members know that the party’s official adherence to militant atheism has not changed; Party members are not allowed to be Christians, or to hold any other religious beliefs. That is the clear message sent by a top Party official in an editorial published on November 14 in the Global Times, the international version of People’s Daily, the official newspaper and mouthpiece of the CPC.[18]

According to the BBC:

At the end of the Chinese Communist Party's 19th Congress, the new Politburo Standing Committee was revealed: seven middle aged men in dark suits, without a woman to be seen. There has never been a female member of the Standing Committee.

Of the 2,280 delegates at that Congress, fewer than a quarter were women.

That's got some people asking whether the party should take gender equality more seriously. The New York Times wrote of women being "shut out" - but does the Chinese Communist Party have a woman problem?

Of the 89.4 million members of the Chinese Communist Party, just under 23 million are women - that's 26%.

And women make up 24% of China's National Congress - the sprawling national parliament. You don't have to be a Communist Party member to sit on that.[19]

Atheist controlled, mainland China admits its men have become too feminine. China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly'. Chinese official states Chinese men have become "weak" and "timid"

See also: Atheism and mental toughness and Atheism and cowardice

China has the world's largest atheist population and practices state atheism.[20][21] China has one of the highest rates of atheism in the world.[22][23]

In 2021, the BBC reported that the mainland Chinese government indicated that its men have become too feminine.[24] As a result, China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly'.[25]

The BBC article also stated: "Last May, a delegate of China's top advisory body, Si Zefu, said that many of China's young males had become 'weak, timid, and self-abasing.'"[26]

See also

Notes

  1. China’s Communist Party Reaffirms Marxism, Maoism, Atheism, New American, 2014
  2. Most atheists are not white & other non-fairy tales, Discover magazine
  3. The Growth of Christianity in East Asia
  4. Khan, Razib (November 18, 2010). "Gene expression; Sex differences in global atheism, part N". Discover magazine website.
  5. Myers, P.Z. (June 29, 2010). "The woman problem". Pharyngula [blog].
  6. AAI Position Statement - Gender Balance
  7. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  8. A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, Washington Post By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey May 23, 2013
  9. "Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism", Gallup. Retrieved on 2012-11-28. 
  10. *Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  11. Fisher, Max and Dewey, Caitlin (May 23, 2013). "A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live". The Washington Post website.
  12. National Bureau of Statistics of China, Beijing, China
  13. Poston, L. D., & Glover, S. K., Too many males: marriage market implications of gender imbalances in China, 2005
  14. Noebel, David, The Battle for Truth, Harvest House, 2001.
  15. Senior Chinese Religious Advisor Calls For Promotion Of Atheism In Society, International Business Times
  16. China’s Communist Party Reaffirms Marxism, Maoism, Atheism, New American, 2014
  17. Reality Check: Does China's Communist Party have a woman problem?, BBC
  18. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  19. A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, Washington Post By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey May 23, 2013
  20. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  21. A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, Washington Post By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey May 23, 2013
  22. China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly', BBC, 2021
  23. China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly', BBC, 2021
  24. China promotes education drive to make boys more 'manly', BBC, 2021