Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Endangered Species

Religion is an endangered species and may become extinct in nine nations. Sadly, the United States is not on the list. I hope the US (and every country) gets on the list soon. Atheism could become more popular in the developed world than theism within a generation.

The team took census data stretching back as far as a century from countries in which the census queried religious affiliation: Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.

"In a large number of modern secular democracies, there's been a trend that folk are identifying themselves as non-affiliated with religion; in the Netherlands the number was 40%, and the highest we saw was in the Czech Republic, where the number was 60%," Dr Wiener said.


Anonymous said...

Heya. Concerning your "the concept of an afterlife is inhumane and immoral." for the latter, I do not know. but for concept of an afterlife being inhuman - that is a rather stupid thing to say. Why? because all WE DO, must be human, don't ya think? to say that anything is being unhuman when we actually are doing it, is kind of oxymoron, don't you think that, mate?

Aaron Kinney said...

Having a life outside of your human body after it ceases to function is, by definition, inhumane. And if you believe in reincarnation, then it is immoral because you can erase your record of immoral behavior by "resetting" to a new life via reincarnation.

And finally, life after death is a contradiction in terms.