Essay: Why are you atheists so angry?

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The atheist PZ Myers declared on September 27, 2014, "I will make a prediction, right here and now.... The number of people identifying as atheists will stagnate or even shrink..."[1] See: Decline of global atheism and Atheism and leadership

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As you can see below, the fans of the Freedom From Atheism Foundation love the Atheism and anger article.

Trey Nowell: "I work as a mental health processional and I completely agree. The anger issues need to be addressed and you can clearly see in forums based on the responses given how angry people become over the silliest stuff."

Stephen MacAulay: "I find atheists tend to be overly emotional, so I'm not surprised to find out they have more anger. They take things way too personally."

Thomas Eugene Wicker: Atheism logic; 'Lets spend millions of dollars fighting against someone we don't believe in while we ignore the homeless and underprivileged people in our society'. Yeah, that's real...smart."

Linda Johnson: "The Bible says God has given each man (and that includes women) the same measure of faith but it is up to the individual to use that faith. IMHO, I think when a person chooses to turn his/her faith off, even though they can go through life without it, the lack of it, burdens the rest of their psyche with too much stress, and that stress inevitably causes the anger and frustration..."

See also:

Losing teams have a lot of anger. Is atheism losing? Are they sore losers?

Global atheism is in decline.[2]

See also: Global atheism and Atheist movement and Global Christianity

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."[3]

On December 23, 2012, Professor Eric Kaufmann who teaches at Birbeck College, University of London 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. [4]

Kaufmann told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."[5]

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PZ Myers' prediction that the atheism movement will stagnate or shrink unless atheists change

On September 27, 2014 in a blog post entitled The Atheist Disillusionment, the prominent atheist PZ Myers declared:

I will make a prediction, right here and now.... The number of people identifying as atheists will stagnate or even shrink, because organized atheism is happily in the process of destroying itself with regressive social attitudes, scandals, and their bizarre focus on irrelevant metaphysical differences that don’t help people...

Unless we change.

I don’t know that we can.[6]

Please see: Atheism and women and Atheism and morality and Atheism and uncharitableness

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