Christianity vs. atheism statistics

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Atheism has a negative effect on a societies culture (see: Atheism and culture).

Below are some resources related to the effects of Christianity and atheism on individuals and societies.

(In addition, statistics are given on the growth of global Christianity and the decline of atheism as a percentage of the world's population).

Christianity vs. atheism and understanding of the world

See also: Evidence for Christianity and Rebuttals to atheist arguments

C.S. Lewis, photographed in 1947.

The ex-atheist C.S. Lewis wrote: "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else."[1]

Lewis also wrote: "If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."

The psalmist David declared: "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God.' They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good." — Psalms 14:1 (KJV)

For additional information, please see: Evidence for Christianity and Rebuttals to atheist arguments

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the effect of atheism on Russia

See also: Atheism and mass murder

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote:

Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: 'Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.'

Since then I have spend well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: 'Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.' [2]

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Notes and references

  1. Christianity makes sense of the world, C.S. Lewis Institute
  2. Humber, Paul G. (October 1987). "Stalin's brutal faith". Acts and Facts, vol. 16, no. 10. Retrieved from the Institute for Creation Research website on May 22, 2015.