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== Global resurgence of religion and desecularization ==
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[[Desecularization]] is the process by which [[religion]] reasserts its societal influence though religious values, institutions, sectors of society and symbols in reaction to previous and/or co-occurring [[secularization]] processes.<ref>''Religion and the State in Russia and China: Suppression, Survival and Revival'' by Christopher Marsh, 2011, page 11 (Christopher Marsh cites the definitions of desecularization given by Peter L. Berger and Vyacheslav Karpov)</ref> Desecularization can also occur through [[Divine Providence|providential]] acts of [[God]] and in reaction to God granting [[Christian]]'s prayers.<ref>
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*[http://www.jesus.org.uk/blog/radical-christian-history/miracles-seen-china-revival Miracles seen in China revival Published on 20th January 2008]
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*[http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=10797 Revival, Miracles in China during Bible Deliveries, Teresa Neumann : Nov 28, 2012 : Staff – Mission Network News]
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*[http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2011/may/growth-explosion-chinas-christianity-takes-root-/ Jesus in the Rice Fields: China's Countryside Revival By George Thomas, CBN News Sr. Reporter, Friday, August 09, 2013]
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*[http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/china%20cry.html China Cry: A True Story (1990)]</ref>
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From a global perspective, religion is seeing a resurgence and scholars of religious [[demographics]] frequently use the term "global resurgence of religion" to describe the process of desecularization which began in the late portion of the 20th century.<ref>[http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/magazines/2005/november-december/the-return-of-religion The return of religion]</ref>
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As a percentage of the world's population, [[atheism]] peaked in 1970.<ref>[http://www.science20.com/writer_on_the_edge/blog/atheism_peaks_while_spiritual_groups_move_toward_convergence-156528 Atheism Peaks, While Spiritual Groups Move Toward Convergence] by Nury Vittachi, July 14, 2015, website Sciene 2.0</ref> 
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[[Global atheism]] is expected to decline in the 21st century and beyond in terms of its global market share.<ref>
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*[http://www.sneps.net/RD/uploads/1-Shall%20the%20Religious%20Inherit%20the%20Earth.pdf 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]
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*[http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-world-is-turning-more-religious-atheism-declining-100518/ Study: World is becoming more religious]
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*[https://examiningatheism.blogspot.com/2019/03/globally-worldviews-of-atheism-and-non.html Globally the worldviews of atheism and non-religious (agnostic) are declining while global Christianity is exploding in adherents]
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*[http://www.gordonconwell.edu/resources/documents/StatusOfGlobalMission.pdf Gordon-Conwell Seminary - Status of Global Mission, 2014, in the Context of AD 1800–2025]
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*[http://www.science20.com/writer_on_the_edge/blog/atheism_peaks_while_spiritual_groups_move_toward_convergence-156528 Atheism Peaks, While Spiritual Groups Move Toward Convergence] by Nury Vittachi, July 14, 2015, website Sciene 2.0</ref>  Presently, there are a number of excellent sources which indicate that atheism is shrinking in global market share (see: [[Global atheism statistics]]).
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== Google trends world data: 2004 to 2020,  Atheism/agnostic terms vs. God/Jesus terms ==
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''See also:'' [[Desecularization]] and [[Internet atheism]] and [[Internet evangelism: Christians vs. atheists]] and [[Google trends - Atheism and agnosticism terms]]
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[[File:Google trends world atheism and agnosticism terms 1-14-2020.png|center|600px|thumbnail||According to Google Trends, worldwide the search at Google for the terms atheist, atheism, agnostic and agnosticism were lower in January 2020 than in January 2004.]]
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[[File:Google trends world Jesus and God 1-14-2019.png|center|600px|thumbnail|According to Google Trends, worldwide the search at Google for the terms God and Jesus were higher in January 2020 than in January 2004.]]
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== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Revision as of 05:09, 14 January 2020

God is the Alpha and Omega, the first and last, the beginning and the ending [1]

The website Allaboutphilosophy.com declares:

In a nutshell, the Atheism vs. Theism debate comes down to the following:

The Atheist’s Response to the Theist:

1. God doesn’t exist because science explains the cosmos without him.

2. Even if a finely-tuned cosmos and/or complex life suggest a first cause/designer, there’s too much pain and suffering in the world to believe in the Judeo-Christian God.

3. The Judeo-Christian Bible is myth and legend.

4. A moral life doesn’t require God, anyway.

The Theist’s Response to the Atheist:

1. Science affirms that the finely-tuned cosmos was created out of nothing.

2. Life's order, design, and complexity require an Intelligent Designer, and our response to pain and suffering is relative to our knowledge of right and wrong/good and evil in a fallen world.

3. The Bible is trustworthy based on history, science, archaeology, manuscripts, and prophecy.

4. True morality requires a transcendent standard -- God.[2]

Atheism vs. theism resources

Global resurgence of religion and desecularization

Desecularization is the process by which religion reasserts its societal influence though religious values, institutions, sectors of society and symbols in reaction to previous and/or co-occurring secularization processes.[3] Desecularization can also occur through providential acts of God and in reaction to God granting Christian's prayers.[4]

From a global perspective, religion is seeing a resurgence and scholars of religious demographics frequently use the term "global resurgence of religion" to describe the process of desecularization which began in the late portion of the 20th century.[5]

As a percentage of the world's population, atheism peaked in 1970.[6]

Global atheism is expected to decline in the 21st century and beyond in terms of its global market share.[7] Presently, there are a number of excellent sources which indicate that atheism is shrinking in global market share (see: Global atheism statistics).

Google trends world data: 2004 to 2020, Atheism/agnostic terms vs. God/Jesus terms

See also: Desecularization and Internet atheism and Internet evangelism: Christians vs. atheists and Google trends - Atheism and agnosticism terms

According to Google Trends, worldwide the search at Google for the terms atheist, atheism, agnostic and agnosticism were lower in January 2020 than in January 2004.
According to Google Trends, worldwide the search at Google for the terms God and Jesus were higher in January 2020 than in January 2004.

External links

References

  1. Revelation 22:13
  2. Atheism vs. Theism Debate, Allaboutphilosophy.com
  3. Religion and the State in Russia and China: Suppression, Survival and Revival by Christopher Marsh, 2011, page 11 (Christopher Marsh cites the definitions of desecularization given by Peter L. Berger and Vyacheslav Karpov)
  4. The return of religion
  5. Atheism Peaks, While Spiritual Groups Move Toward Convergence by Nury Vittachi, July 14, 2015, website Sciene 2.0