Essay: The internet island of atheism that has been bypassed

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General Douglas MacArthur used the military strategy of leapfrogging in the Pacific War in World War II.

Gentlemen,

You want me (User:Conservative) to once again edit at your atheistic wiki? The one that goes the self-congratulatory moniker implying that it is rational? Quick tip: If you have to declare that your rational, you probably are acting irrationally (see: Atheism and irrationality).

My work on atheism was cited in the book Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences by author John J. Pasquini.[1] Gentlemen, how many book authors has your snarky website been cited by? None?

Military stategy: Leapfrogging was the Allied strategy of bypassing strategically unimportant islands.

Your atheistic website is not a strategically important island on the internet.

The Western front of the Atheism vs. Christianity conflict is for all intents and purposes over (see: Decline of the atheist movement and Decline of militant atheism in the West).

In the East, adherence to the atheist worldview will continue to decline in the 21st century in terms of its market share (see: East Asia and global desecularization).

Gentlemen, face it. You have been bypassed by the User: Conservative editing team. And I will never edit your atheistic website again.

Again, how many book authors cite your wiki or will ever cite your wiki? Bypassed gentlemen. Bypassed!


Gentlemen: A few of the book reviews of the book which cited my Conservapedia articles on atheism

Book reviews of Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences by author John J. Pasquini (A book which cited articles on atheism which I created at Conservapedia):

Fr. Pasquini’s book is a masterpiece. Fr. Pasquini scrutinizes atheism’s claims to enlightenment and rationality, pointing out that atheism is often a pathological response to personal tragedy, and, not uncommonly, is a cause of personal tragedy. His dissection of practical atheism is particularly salient. (Michael Egnor, MD, professor and vice-chairman of Neurosurgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook)

Atheist Persona is an outstanding treatment of the many varied factors contributing to the rise of atheism in Western society. Highly recommended. (Paul C. Vitz, PhD, professor/senior scholar, Institute for the Psychological Sciences, author of Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism)

Fr. Pasquini’s book is a powerful yet simple volume that leads the reader to an informed and comprehensive understanding of the threat that atheism presents. (Wayne L. Creelman, MD, McCabe Clinical Eminent Scholar and professor of psychiatry, University of Florida College of Medicine)

Exhibiting a deep and wide acquaintance with the many errors in thinking of our modern age, Fr. Pasquini offers an impassioned and well-reasoned analysis of atheism. (G. Alexander Ross, PhD, Institute of Psychological Studies (IPS), sociologist, professor emeritus)

One of the most frequent claims of atheists is that modern science shows a world without purpose. In fact, the opposite is true. . . . In Atheist Persona, Fr. Pasquini thoroughly knocks down this disingenuous argument from science and many more. (Michael J. Behe, PhD, professor of biological sciences, Lehigh University, creator of the irreducible complexity theory, author of Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution)[2]

A reminder to certain atheist/agnostic gentlemen at an irreligious wiki

Gentlemen, I shall continue to bypass your wiki. Will editors of your wiki continue to edit Conservapedia via vandalism and poor content (Only to have your edits quickly reverted)?

Gentlemen, as much as you hate to admit it, I have bypassed you, but you have not bypassed me! You know my material is factually correct and well-sourced. Keep up the fight that you are losing! But don't expect to be cited by authors.

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Quote of an atheist/agnostic gentleman at an atheist wiki

See also: Atheism and its retention rate in individuals and Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian

Quote of an atheist/agnostic editor at a self-proclaimed rational website: [User: Conservative] has "had plenty of opportunity to genuinely show repentance and stop churning out.. [content]."

In 2012, a Georgetown University study was published indicating that about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household in the United States remain atheists as adults.[3] See: Atheism and its retention rate in individuals

Gentlemen, if there is going to be any repenting, its going to be done by the editors of your wiki (see: Atheism and its retention rate in individuals).

Have you not forgot that I am the one who is the Bible believing Christian? Gentlemen, I already repented. You cannot become a Christian without repentance.

In 2012, a Georgetown University study was published indicating that only about 30 percent of those who grow up in an atheist household remain atheists as adults.[3] See also: Atheism and children

A 2012 study by the General Social Survey of the social science research organization NORC at the University of Chicago found that belief in God rises with age, even in atheistic nations.[4] The Pew Forum reports about American atheists: "Among self-identified atheists and agnostics, the median age is 34, and roughly four-in-ten adults in these categories are between the ages of 18 and 29."[5] See also: Atheism and immaturity.

In addition, in atheistic Communist China, Christianity is experiencing rapid growth (see: Growth of Christianity in China). Also, there was a collapse of atheism in the former Soviet Union (see: Collapse of atheism in the former Soviet Union).

Atheist Hiroo Onada copycats

The Japanese soldier Lt. Hiroo Onada

What do atheist evangelists and the Japanese soldier Lt. Hiroo Onada have in common?

Who is Lt. Hiroo Onada?

An excerpt of a biography of Hiroo Onada reads:

In 1944, Lt. Hiroo Onoda was sent by the Japanese army to the remote Philippine island of Lubang. His mission was to conduct guerrilla warfare during World War II. Unfortunately, he was never officially told the war had ended; so for 29 years, Onoda continued to live in the jungle, ready for when his country would again need his services and information. Eating coconuts and bananas and deftly evading searching parties he believed were enemy scouts, Onoda hid in the jungle until he finally emerged from the dark recesses of the island on March 19, 1972.[6]

Militant atheist soldiers in the Western World: You lost!

Why is the Christianity vs. atheism war nearly over? In the Western World (see: Decline of the atheist movement).

Numerous atheists have declared that the "atheist movement is dead" or that it is dying.[7] See also: Morale of the atheist movement

Atheism is in decline worldwide, with the number of atheists falling from 4.5% of the world’s population in 1970 to 2.0% in 2010 and projected to drop to 1.8% by 2020.[8] See: Global atheism

The New Atheism movement is supposedly a militant atheism movement. When the leading member of the New Atheism movement Richard Dawkins admits he is a wimpy agnostic, you know atheism lost the Christianity vs. atheism war badly.[9] Of course, given the great wealth of proof and evidence for Christianity, this is certainly not surprising.

Specifically, although Dawkins declared that he was an agnostic in 2006 and 2012, in 2002 Richard Dawkins publicly argued for the position of militant atheism and claimed that he will not feel anything after death (see also: Ex-atheists).[10] In other words, atheists, the former militant atheist Richard Dawkins retreated into the wimpy position of agnosticism. One of the definitions of machismo is an "exhilarating sense of power or strength".[11] Agnostics often call themselves "weak atheist". Of course, weakness is antithetical to machismo! Please see the essay Does Richard Dawkins have machismo?.

If that wasn't bad enough for atheism, consider this information:

Global atheism is in decline.[12]

In 2011, the American Spectator declared concerning research published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research:

The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding."[13]

Decline of atheism in terms of its global market share

See also: Growth of global desecularization

Eric Kaufmann, a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, using a wealth of demographic studies, argues that there will be a significant decline of global atheism in the 21st century which will impact the Western World.[14]

Eric Kaufmann, a professor at Birkbeck College, University of London, using a wealth of demographic studies, argues that there will be a significant decline of global atheism in the 21st century which will impact the Western World.[15][16][17][18] In addition, Kaufmann argues that religious conservatism has a long term trend of rising and that their influence in the world will significantly increase.[19] Kaufmann is author of the book Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?.[20][21] In the Western World due to immigration and the higher birth rates of religious people, Kaufman writes: "Committed religious populations are growing in the West, and will reverse the march of secularism before 2050."[22]

For more information please see: Growth of global desecularization

On July 24, 2013, CNS News reported:

Atheism is in decline worldwide, with the number of atheists falling from 4.5% of the world’s population in 1970 to 2.0% in 2010 and projected to drop to 1.8% by 2020, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass."[23]

Acceleration of desecularization

See also: Desecularization and Acceleration of 21st century desecularization

In 2011, atheist Jacques Berlinerblau declared: "The Golden Age of Secularism has passed."[24]

On December 23, 2012, Kaufmann wrote:

I argue that 97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious.

On the other hand, the secular West and East Asia has very low fertility and a rapidly aging population... In the coming decades, the developed world's demand for workers to pay its pensions and work in its service sector will soar alongside the booming supply of young people in the third world. Ergo, we can expect significant immigration to the secular West which will import religious revival on the back of ethnic change. In addition, those with religious beliefs tend to have higher birth rates than the secular population, with fundamentalists having far larger families. The epicentre of these trends will be in immigration gateway cities like New York (a third white), Amsterdam (half Dutch), Los Angeles (28% white), and London, 45% white British.[25] [26]

At a conference Kaufmann said of religious demographic projections concerning the 21st century:

Part of the reason I think demography is very important, at least if we are going to speak about the future, is that it is the most predictable of the social sciences.

...if you look at a population and its age structure now. You can tell a lot about the future. ...So by looking at the relative age structure of different populations you can already say a lot about the future...

...Religious fundamentalism is going to be on the increase in the future and not just out there in the developing world..., but in the developed world as well.[27]

See also: Growth of religious fundamentalism

Another reason there will be an acceleration of 21st century desecularization is that there is a concurrent decline of the secular left and decline of leftism.

Current trends strongly suggest that the growth of global desecularization will accelerate in the 21st century (see: Acceleration of 21st century desecularization).

Religion and its projected increase in the 22nd century

See also: Religion and its projected increase in the 22nd century

In 2012, the W. Edwards Deming Institute published a report by the World Future Society which indicated:

In 2100, however, the world will likely be only 9% unaffiliated — more religious than in 2012. The peak of the unaffiliated was in 1970 at around 20%, largely due to the influence of European communism. Since communism’s collapse, religion has been experiencing resurgence that will likely continue beyond 2100. All the world’s religions are poised to have enormous numeric growth (with the exceptions of tribal religions and Chinese folk religion), as well as geographic spread with the continuation of migration trends. Adherents of the world’s religions—perhaps particularly Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists—will continue to settle in the formerly Christian and ever-expanding cities of Europe and North America, causing increases of religious pluralism in these areas. Christians and Muslims together will encompass two-thirds of the global population—more than 7 billion individuals. In 2100, the majority of the world’s 11.6 billion residents will be adherents of religious traditions.[28]

Pew Research indicates: "By 2055 to 2060, just 9% of all babies will be born to religiously unaffiliated women, while more than seven-in-ten will be born to either Muslims (36%) or Christians (35%)."[29]

High morale of Christendom

See also: Future of Christianity

The painting Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem by Pietro Lorenzetti depicts Jesus Christ entering into the city of Jerusalem.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines morale as "the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand)".[30]

The prominent historian Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University, indicates that he believes Christianity faces a "bright future" worldwide (See also: Global Christianity).

According to MacCulloch, "Christianity, the world's largest religion, is rapidly expanding – by all indications, its future is very bright."[31]

In 2012, the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS) reported that every day there are 83,000 more people professing to be Christians per day, 800 less atheists per day, 1,100 less non-religious (agnostic) people per day.[32][33]

Phillip Jenkins published the book The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity.

Chuck Colson, citing the work of Jenkins, writes:

As Penn State professor Philip Jenkins writes in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, predictions like Huntingtons betray an ignorance of the explosive growth of Christianity outside of the West.

For instance, in 1900, there were approximately 10 million Christians in Africa. By 2000, there were 360 million. By 2025, conservative estimates see that number rising to 633 million. Those same estimates put the number of Christians in Latin America in 2025 at 640 million and in Asia at 460 million.

According to Jenkins, the percentage of the worlds population that is, at least by name, Christian will be roughly the same in 2050 as it was in 1900. By the middle of this century, there will be three billion Christians in the world -- one and a half times the number of Muslims. In fact, by 2050 there will be nearly as many Pentecostal Christians in the world as there are Muslims today.[34]

Atheist special forces

See also: Atheist special forces

A crack team of atheist special forces heads out on a secret mission to find a single factual error in the Conservapedia atheism article.

As you can see, what separates atheist special forces from regular ideological soldiers is their high morale, speed and their ability to think logically and creatively under mental stress despite their obesity related brain impairment.

Secular leftist and Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder

See also: Conservapedia obsessive compulsive disorder and Obsessive "atheists" should have listened to Moses

Secular leftist obsessed with Conservapedia are like a dog with a bone. Their dogged persistence in thinking about Conservapedia, discussing Conservapedia and making forecasts about Conservapedia is quite prodigious and intense.

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Notes

  1. References to Conservapedia in the book Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences by author John J. Pasquini
  2. Atheist Persona: Causes and Consequences by author John J. Pasquini - Amazon web page
  3. 3.0 3.1 Nazworth, Nap (July 11, 2012). "Study: atheists have lowest 'retention rate' compared to religious groups". christianpost.com.
  4. Harms, William (April 18, 2012). "Belief in God rises with age, even in atheist nations". UChicagoNews.
  5. Chapter 3: Demographic Profiles of Religious Groups, Pew Forum
  6. The War is Over . . . Please Come Out
  7. Global Study: Atheists in Decline, Only 1.8% of World Population by 2020
  8. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/machismo
  9. Thriving Christianity
  10. Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Eric Kaufmann, Belfer Center, Harvard University/Birkbeck College, University of London
  11. Eric Kaufmann: Shall The Religious Inherit The Earth?
  12. Eric Kaufmann's Atheist Demographic series
  13. Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  14. Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Eric Kaufmann, Belfer Center, Harvard University/Birkbeck College, University of London
  15. Shall the religious inherit the earth by David Kaufmann
  16. Early paper - Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Eric Kaufmann, Belfer Center, Harvard University/Birkbeck College, University of London
  17. Early paper - Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century by Eric Kaufmann, Belfer Center, Harvard University/Birkbeck College, University of London
  18. Global Study: Atheists in Decline, Only 1.8% of World Population by 2020
  19. Berlinerblau, Jacques (February 4, 2011). "Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast". The Chronicle of Higher Education/Brainstorm blog. Retrieved on May 29, 2015.
  20. London: A Rising Island of Religion in a Secular Sea by Eric Kaufmann, Huffington Post, 2012
  21. 97% of the world's population growth is taking place in the developing world, where 95% of people are religious, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  22. Eric Kaufmann - Religion, Demography and Politics in the 21st Century
  23. The 22nd Century at First Light: Envisioning Life in the Year 2100: A special report by members and friends of the World Future Society, Religious Belief in 2100 by Gina A. Bellofatto
  24. The Changing Global Religious Landscape, Pew Research 2017
  25. Definition of morale, Merriam-Webster dictionary
  26. Historian predicts 'bright future' for Christianity
  27. Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents
  28. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Status of Global Missions
  29. How Christianity is Growing Around the World by Chuck Colson