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Global Study: Atheists in Decline,
Only 1.8% of World
Population by 2020

Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 7/24/2013 3:11:25 PM

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. In its report, Christianity in its Global Context, 1970-2020: Society, Religion, and Mission, researchers analyzed data on church membership and activities from thousands of Christian denominations and other religions worldwide, presenting that data from 1970 and 2010 for a 40-year comparison and,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/24/2013 3:15:03 PM     (No. 9440588)

But they make up 90% of Obama´s inner circle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rather Read, 7/24/2013 3:17:10 PM     (No. 9440591)

I have met very few out and out atheists, but I know way too many people who are indifferent to God and religion.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Submariner, 7/24/2013 3:23:32 PM     (No. 9440606)

Who knew that 2% of the world´s population lived in New England, Minnesota and Northern California?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 7/24/2013 3:32:17 PM     (No. 9440620)

There are no atheists on the death bed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/24/2013 3:51:36 PM     (No. 9440645)

They maintain an even 0.0% of the population in the afterlife.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 7/24/2013 4:01:52 PM     (No. 9440666)

Interesting no that atheists are so overrepresented at the levers of power Western Gov´ts?

Almost as if there were some FORCE that blinded them to truth when people gain power.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/24/2013 4:13:13 PM     (No. 9440694)

Quite a few of them show up on programs on the Science Channel attempting to prove God doesn´t exist.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4justice, 7/24/2013 4:42:08 PM     (No. 9440742)

They are what I call the willfully ignorant. I can understand agnostics because most of us really don´t have any way to prove it. But to say it is impossible, is to say that you are happy to live in complete ignorance. I am glad the number is dropping but why do they, who are such a small minority, get more of a voice than those who believe??

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/24/2013 4:55:14 PM     (No. 9440752)

One wonders who´d have the better chance of getting elected president, an atheist or an Al Qaeda member?
What IS it about believers (of any slant...) that causes them to revile non-believers?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 7/24/2013 5:03:33 PM     (No. 9440764)

I find it the height of arrogance to assume - to BELIEVE, if you will - that homo sapiens is the maximum of all there is.

And I pity those who do. They have no idea what they´re missing.

Or they do, and they´re afraid of it. Or ashamed for the lives they´ve led and can´t face it.

To them I say: Go on. Be brave. Open up, and watch the answers flow in.

HAVE FAITH.....!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 7/24/2013 7:02:19 PM     (No. 9440937)

Atheism is as unsupportable as theism.

Only the agnostics speak the truth.

Because....... honesty requires that when you don´t know you must say: "I don´t know."

What´s so hard about that ?

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