Wednesday, May 25, 2016

There are now more non-believers in England than believers. Sooo jealous.

Courtesy of The Guardian:  

The number of people who say they have no religion is rapidly escalating and significantly outweighs the Christian population in England and Wales, according to new analysis. 

The proportion of the population who identify as having no religion – referred to as “nones” – reached 48.5% in 2014, almost double the figure of 25% in the 2011 census. Those who define themselves as Christian – Anglicans, Catholics and other denominations – made up 43.8% of the population. 

“The striking thing is the clear sense of the growth of ‘no religion’ as a proportion of the population,” said Stephen Bullivant, senior lecturer in theology and ethics at St Mary’s Catholic University in Twickenham, who analysed data collected through British Social Attitudes surveys over three decades. 

“The main driver is people who were brought up with some religion now saying they have no religion. What we’re seeing is an acceleration in the numbers of people not only not practising their faith on a regular basis, but not even ticking the box. The reason for that is the big question in the sociology of religion.”

I don't want much folks, but I want to live long enough to see America become a nation where the majority are non-believers as well.

That my friends, will be a great day indeed. 


  1. Replies
    1. Would like to sing in Gryphen's Atheist Choir!

    2. Anonymous6:13 AM

      I am on the verge of joining them. My grandma took tow of us six kids to church every Sunday. I quit going in college, but a friend encouraged me to take our kids to her Brethren Church 30 years ago. I like the peace message, but frankly, we now have 25 people attending, and most of us are 60 and older, and many are 80 and older. How long can we keep going? And why?

  2. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Just as people are turning away from the republican party and their message of hate and intolerance and ignorance, people are turning away from religious organizations for their message of hate and intolerant and ignorance. Granted, not every republican or religious person has this philosophy, but it seems to be the dominate policy of both organizations. As people get more educated, they naturally turn away from such nonsense.

    1. Anonymous9:01 AM

  3. Anonymous6:47 AM

    YES! WAKO BITCH...went Down

  4. Anonymous7:12 AM

    OT-We all get it up the ass-HUSTLE:

  5. Anonymous7:30 AM

    In the US many still claim religion due to social ostracism of those who claim no religion. I experienced this just this weekend. I think there are significantly more of the non-religious hiding in the closet.

  6. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Can't make chit like this up!

    "Lawanda Tyler-Jones, the Clarksdale principal accused of directing teachers to cheat on standardized exams, told a state education official that a dramatic increase on test scores was due to prayer.

    “She indicated to me during an interview that she anointed the desks, the pencils, the doorways and also the students’ heads with holy water,” said Walt Drane, Mississippi Department of Education’s executive director of student assessment and accountability."


    Wonder how their science proficiency scores fared? Did they have really high scores on the intelligent design and creation science section? I mean after they prayed and fetished all that chit?

  7. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the rise

    More and more, the strongest atheist voices are talking about nonbelief less as an end in itself, but as part of a larger conversation about social justice. It could hardly be any other way: atheism is growing not only in numbers, but in diversity. When Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens were at their most prominent, a frequent (and credible) criticism was that the faces of atheism were all white, male and affluent. To make the same claim now is to deliberately ignore some of the most vital atheist and skeptic voices that have emerged in the last 10 years.

    Greta Christina, the author of Coming Out Atheist describes the changes in organized atheism: “[T]he movement has become much more diverse — not just in the obvious ways of gender, race, and so on, but simply in terms of how many viewpoints are coming to the table. The sheer number of people who are seen in some way as leaders… has gone up significantly…. And the increasing diversity in gender, race, class, and so on are important. We have a long way to go in this regard, but we’re doing much, much better than we were. And that’s showing up in our leadership. It’s absurd to see Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris as representing all organized atheism — it always was a little absurd, but it’s seriously absurd now.”

  8. Anonymous9:27 AM

    Intimidation, misogyny, conspiracies: Trump’s campaign playbook is designed to cloak his flaws as he destroys Hillary
    The more heinous, the better: There's no depth too low for Trump as he tries to turn Clinton into an evil woman

  9. Anita Winecooler4:12 PM

    We have a few Scientology buildings near where the DNC is having the convention, I never got an iota of literature, a door knock nor junk mail.
    Until today. I thought they were all vacant, never saw anyone there, now it's buzzing with recruiters and they're out like hornets passing out literature

    Thanks, but no thanks. Keep the faith, I mean it.

  10. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I am agnostic and don't have a problem with atheists and their lack of any doctrine or belief. I do worry when they begin to organize and thus attempts to profit from their atheism, such as the Reason Rally. I saw Johnny Depp (speaker at this year's RR) on Kimmel the other night. He and his wife ate both asses that seem way too full of themselves.


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