Atheism Rising

Dec 5, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Houston Press

It's a warm fall morning near the Texas State Capitol's south steps, and there's a fight brewing.

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism#sectio...
A 2010 survey published in Encyclopedia Britannica found that is atheists at about 2.0%.
Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that "just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power.
Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education are associated with increased religious participation and religious practice in daily life.
According to a 2012 report by thePew Research Center, people describing themselves as "atheist" were 2% of the total population in the US.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_o...
According to the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, an academic journal, "about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day."
Another survey attributed to Britannica shows the population of atheists at around 2.4% of the world's population
While there are more atheists than ever before as global population continually increases, the atheist percentage of the total population seem to be declining
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religi...
This page has some issues
Main category: Religious demographics
Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates:
The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%(of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, atheists 2.01%
persecution. A 2006 study by researchers at the University of Minnesotainvolving a poll of 2,000 households in theUnited States found atheists to be the most distrusted of minorities,
In 2012, an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty—4.5% of the globe’s population. By 2012 atheists’ number is estimated at 137 million. That’s a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists’ share declined to less than one-in-fifty—under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world! Atheism is in decline.
You are stuck on a word, learn a new one 'IRRELIGION' ;)

IRRELIGION Includes atheism, agnosticism, ignosticism, antireligion, skepticism, freethought, antitheism, apatheism, non-belief, secular humanism, and deism, varies in the different countries around the world.

Sixteen percent of the world population (1.1 billion people) are considered non-religious.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion_by_co...

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Too funny.
This threads topic is "Atheist Rising"
Rising to what?
Their population is down world wide.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism#sectio...
A 2010 survey published in Encyclopedia Britannica found that is atheists at about 2.0%.
Another study assessing religiosity among scientists who are members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that "just over half of scientists (51%) believe in some form of deity or higher power.
Sociologist Philip Schwadel found that higher levels of education are associated with increased religious participation and religious practice in daily life.
According to a 2012 report by thePew Research Center, people describing themselves as "atheist" were 2% of the total population in the US.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_o...
According to the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, an academic journal, "about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day."
Another survey attributed to Britannica shows the population of atheists at around 2.4% of the world's population
While there are more atheists than ever before as global population continually increases, the atheist percentage of the total population seem to be declining
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religi...
Sources outside of Wikipedia give differing estimates:
The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) and the distribution of religions as Christian 33.39%(of which Roman Catholic 16.85%, Protestant 6.15%, Orthodox 3.96%, Anglican 1.26%), Muslim 22.74%, Hindu 13.8%, Buddhist 6.77%, Sikh 0.35%, Jewish 0.22%, Baha'i 0.11%, other religions 10.95%, atheists 2.01%
persecution. A 2006 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota involving a poll of 2,000 households in the United States found atheists to be the most distrusted of minorities,
In 2012, an article entitled Atheism in decline by Nigel Tomes declared:
In 1970 atheists (those avowing there is no God) numbered 166 million worldwide; that was almost one-in-twenty—4.5% of the globe’s population. By 2012 atheists’ number is estimated at 137 million. That’s a decline of almost 30 million. Since world population is growing, atheists’ share declined to less than one-in-fifty—under 2% in 2012. Put differently, every 24 hours there are 800 fewer atheists in the world! Atheism is in decline.
They sure as hell are not going to rise to
Heaven.
Where the hell do you guys think your rising to?
I've countered almost all of the above in posts 208, 214, 241, 274, and 289, and you have not responded to any of the points. You simply repost as though mere repetition could support your position better than actually thinking and writing in response to serious challenge. It does not. Your posts reflect a serious lack of understanding of the most basic principles of statistics and demography and how to evaluate the sources that you cite.

I'm not sure that nonbelief is growing at the pace that it once was, but I've seen no sources that support the idea that it is diminishing without comparing data that were collected and analyzed too differently to be evaluated together, which is exactly what you have done. Unless you know better and are deliberately using that approach to fool those who don't, you could benefit from a good course in the principles of statistics.

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
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I've countered almost all of the above in posts 208, 214, 241, 274, and 289, and you have not responded to any of the points. You simply repost as though mere repetition could support your position better than actually thinking and writing in response to serious challenge. It does not. Your posts reflect a serious lack of understanding of the most basic principles of statistics and demography and how to evaluate the sources that you cite.
I'm not sure that nonbelief is growing at the pace that it once was, but I've seen no sources that support the idea that it is diminishing without comparing data that were collected and analyzed too differently to be evaluated together, which is exactly what you have done. Unless you know better and are deliberately using that approach to fool those who don't, you could benefit from a good course in the principles of statistics.
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Langy's goal is not to inform--- Langy's goal is to proselytize.

As such, lying is quite acceptable to further his goal.

In fact, lying is preferable to any other method-- by lying, he is not limited to ...

.... facts OR reality.

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<quoted text>I've countered almost all of the above in posts 208, 214, 241, 274, and 289, and you have not responded to any of the points. You simply repost as though mere repetition could support your position better than actually thinking and writing in response to serious challenge. It does not. Your posts reflect a serious lack of understanding of the most basic principles of statistics and demography and how to evaluate the sources that you cite.

I'm not sure that nonbelief is growing at the pace that it once was, but I've seen no sources that support the idea that it is diminishing without comparing data that were collected and analyzed too differently to be evaluated together, which is exactly what you have done. Unless you know better and are deliberately using that approach to fool those who don't, you could benefit from a good course in the principles of statistics.

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Because my sources are far more accurate and higher acclaimed then yours.

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Because my sources are far more accurate and higher acclaimed then yours.
See?

He lies, pretty much 100% of the time.

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Because my sources are far more accurate and higher acclaimed then yours.
Not really. Fact is, the sources I rely on are also ones that many of your sources do. That's often the way of it with such secondary or tertiary sources as encyclopedias or "factbooks." It also tends to come up when you decide what's true and then go hunting for sources to support your beliefs rather than using the best available sources to find out what's true. The latter approach is self-correcting. The former almost guarantees persisting in error.
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A prayer vigil will be held tonight in Headford, Co Galway, to commemorate a nine-year-old girl from the community who has died following two liver transplants.
Wiktoria Kubaczyk died in a London hospital yesterday, after succumbing to an infection.
She had spent the last eight months in London, having travelled there last summer for a liver transplant.
The initial operation was not a success and a second transplant took place in August 2012.
Wiktoria was scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant tomorrow at Great Ormond Street Hospital, after a compatible donor had been found in Germany
Her parents, who are originally from Poland, have been living in Co Galway for a number of years.
Headford Parish Priest, Fr Ray Flaherty, said the community had shown great support to the family in recent months.

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Read the bible, we could use more atheists:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Not really. Fact is, the sources I rely on are also ones that many of your sources do. That's often the way of it with such secondary or tertiary sources as encyclopedias or "factbooks." It also tends to come up when you decide what's true and then go hunting for sources to support your beliefs rather than using the best available sources to find out what's true. The latter approach is self-correcting. The former almost guarantees persisting in error.
Langy isn't interested in accuracy or facts.

He >>is<< interested in promoting his lies, with whatever method he thinks will work.

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Great video kitten, You gotta love those guys!

Here's a good one I found today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Why are some atheists so angry? An interesting watch from Skepticon 4.
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Read the bible, we could use more atheists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Great video kitten, You gotta love those guys!
Here's a good one I found today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Why are some atheists so angry? An interesting watch from Skepticon 4.
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Penn and Teller, bringing humor to reality. I love them.

Skepticon is awesome as well.

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I own all seasons of bullsht.

Hey check this out, pretty damn cool and took a lot of time and effort.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

I would love to attend the next Skepticon.
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Penn and Teller, bringing humor to reality. I love them.
Skepticon is awesome as well.

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Givemeliberty wrote:
I own all seasons of bullsht.
Hey check this out, pretty damn cool and took a lot of time and effort.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I would love to attend the next Skepticon.
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Love those kind of videos. Both the nostalgia and the art is excellent.
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Kitten is a lesbian.

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That was made with lego blocks, millions of still shots and 1500 hours to complete! The part near the end where it looks like two guys playing Nintendo and pushing each other just about takes the cake.

Yes it takes me back to being a kid playing Super Mario and all that.
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Love those kind of videos. Both the nostalgia and the art is excellent.

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Kitten is a lesbian.
Wishful thinking on your part?

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Lesbians are heartwarming and to be cherished! Cute as babies!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

:sniff: Bless them!
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Kitten is a lesbian.
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Kitten is a lesbian.
So What?
Does it matter?

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Why all of the focus on KK's gender and sexuality? What does it have to do with anything germane to any of our topics? Why not take her at face value and focus on the subjects at hand? Perhaps those who attack her personally do so because they can't rise to her level in more serious discourse, hmmm?

Disagree, KK detractors? Prove me wrong by posting something substantive for once.

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Givemeliberty wrote:
I own all seasons of bullsht.
Hey check this out, pretty damn cool and took a lot of time and effort.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I would love to attend the next Skepticon.
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8-bit fun!

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