Wednesday, June 24, 2015

GODLESS WEDNESDAY: Nones Are 2nd Largest "Religious Group" In Half The World

The Pew Research Center has a report out which indicates that in more than half of the countries in the world the group of people who do not have a religious affiliation (usually referred to as the "Nones" but whom we like to call the "godless' at are often the second most populous group.

These facts are summarized by Friendly Atheist as:
Indeed, while either Christians or Muslims make up the largest religious group in nine-in-ten nations around the globe, “nones” rank second in size in most of the Americas and Europe, as well as in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.Of the 112 countries and territories in which the unaffiliated rank second, Christians are the largest religion in 106. In many of these nations, including the U.S. and most of Western Europe, “nones” are a substantial minority.
Take a note that in 106 of 112 countries in which Nones are #2, Christians are #1. Yet it is the Christians who repeatedly (and falsely) portray themselves as being persecuted by non-Christians.  This phenomenon is explored and debunked as a cultivated myth by Christian adherents in the book The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom by University of Notre Dame professor Candida Moss.

Hat/tip to Friendly Atheist

1 comment:

carter said...

Thank God!
Transformation cannot happen fast enough.
When can I introduce a bill in Congress to start collecting property taxes on all church property in America, whether owned by an American-based religious organization or one from any other country in the world.
National debt solved immediately.


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