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ObserverArt  Apr 15, 2017 • 5:07:00am

Whut???

This is a really dumb article. Simple answer…every person born has independent thought. Some will stay within family thinking on religion and some will grow away from it. Same as it always was. And, not all people will come right out and identify as atheist.

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Anymouse  Apr 15, 2017 • 7:16:35am

re: #1 ObserverArt

Whut???

This is a really dumb article. Simple answer…every person born has independent thought. Some will stay within family thinking on religion and some will grow away from it. Same as it always was. And, not all people will come right out and identify as atheist.

I agree. I tried to look up the people who did the survey, and I could find no information on them. Just the way the abstract read, it appeared they had a conclusion (atheists are dying out due to contraception) and then worked backward from it, only seeking information that supported that conclusion.

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Chez Ko Pe  Apr 15, 2017 • 4:31:53pm
The article at The Independent presents atheism as if it is some sort of genetic inheritance. (As it happens, the study asserts that atheism is heritable. I’m not going to spend US$40 to read the whole nineteen page study, but as far as I am aware, no biologist or geneticist has discovered an “atheism gene.”)

The presumption that because most people stick with the church to which their parents dragged them, everybody does. Yeah, that’s all one needs to know about this “study.”

Whenever some proselytizer starts blathering at me about their One True Religion (it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen), I ask them if they selected it through a process of comparison. The answer has always been, after some hesitation, “no, I just knew.” Uh huh. (cf., “My Country Is The BEST Country”)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 16, 2017 • 10:09:24am

Strange, Bill O’Reilly showed a study the other day that said atheism was increasing.


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