Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
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26-04-2012, 09:10 AM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
Sadly enough i think this is simply overly optimistic.

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26-04-2012, 09:12 AM
 
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
There will still be Veridicanism to contend with.
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26-04-2012, 09:18 AM
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(26-04-2012 09:12 AM)Egor Wrote:  There will still be Veridicanism to contend with.
It is nice that when you google it all 3 finds are about you.

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26-04-2012, 09:45 AM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
(26-04-2012 09:12 AM)Egor Wrote:  There will still be Veridicanism to contend with.
Where did the term Veridican come from? Did you make that up?

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26-04-2012, 09:48 AM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
(26-04-2012 09:45 AM)germanyt Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 09:12 AM)Egor Wrote:  There will still be Veridicanism to contend with.
Where did the term Veridican come from? Did you make that up?
I have always assumed that he did.

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26-04-2012, 10:18 AM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
If you google it, you will see that he made his own religion. The only members are him and his poor wife. I get the mental image of followers being lured into his house and shackled in the basement so they can never leave.

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26-04-2012, 12:26 PM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
(26-04-2012 06:17 AM)Thomas Wrote:  Christianity is dying. The recent surge has been part of that process, not a return to the dark ages.
The default position will be non-religious in the industrialized world.
The Christianity will be at best a 15% population by three more generations.
Look at the number of non-religious college age versus the older generations, then imagine what their grandkids will think.
Which country? What are the statistics for college students today?
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26-04-2012, 01:50 PM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
Lol you will never get rid of human stupidity....therefore, religion will always be around....and therefore, the term atheist will always exist Tongue

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26-04-2012, 03:16 PM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
(26-04-2012 12:26 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 06:17 AM)Thomas Wrote:  Christianity is dying. The recent surge has been part of that process, not a return to the dark ages.
The default position will be non-religious in the industrialized world.
The Christianity will be at best a 15% population by three more generations.
Look at the number of non-religious college age versus the older generations, then imagine what their grandkids will think.
Which country? What are the statistics for college students today?
Studies show that college education does not affect a student's religious position, as many on the religious right claim.
What is actually happening is that they are less religious when they get there. In the US about 25% claim to be less interested in religion than their parents. They make the switch over to secular and left leaning viewpoints, as they were going in that direction to start with.
The ones who are religious typically ignore the atheist positions of their professors.
If you consider that at best 18% of all Americans call themselves non-religious, 25% of the college age group says they are on a non-religious path, the projection is that the 25% becomes 50% in a generation, then 75% in the next. The trend will snowball. Peer pressure will take over at critical mass. If you're religious in 2050 you will not be thought of very highly. That's my prediction and I'm sticking with it.


(26-04-2012 01:50 PM)publius2k4 Wrote:  Lol you will never get rid of human stupidity....therefore, religion will always be around....and therefore, the term atheist will always exist Tongue
We will still be stupid, just not Christians.

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26-04-2012, 05:41 PM
RE: Good news! We can retire the word atheism by 2038!
(26-04-2012 03:16 PM)Thomas Wrote:  
(26-04-2012 12:26 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  Which country? What are the statistics for college students today?
Studies show that college education does not affect a student's religious position, as many on the religious right claim.
What is actually happening is that they are less religious when they get there. In the US about 25% claim to be less interested in religion than their parents. They make the switch over to secular and left leaning viewpoints, as they were going in that direction to start with.
The ones who are religious typically ignore the atheist positions of their professors.
If you consider that at best 18% of all Americans call themselves non-religious, 25% of the college age group says they are on a non-religious path, the projection is that the 25% becomes 50% in a generation, then 75% in the next. The trend will snowball. Peer pressure will take over at critical mass. If you're religious in 2050 you will not be thought of very highly. That's my prediction and I'm sticking with it.


(26-04-2012 01:50 PM)publius2k4 Wrote:  Lol you will never get rid of human stupidity....therefore, religion will always be around....and therefore, the term atheist will always exist Tongue
We will still be stupid, just not Christians.
(26-04-2012 03:16 PM)Thomas Wrote:  Is the ridding of religion by 2038 seen to include the eastern religions, as well. along with the thousand of cults and New Age psycho babble.
(26-04-2012 03:16 PM)Thomas Wrote:  I see God, not as impossible but the concepts espoused by all of the aforementioned creeds as the antithesis, in the main, to the possibility of higher cosmic critters, to whom we just might, in some bizarre way be linked.
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