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4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
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4/1/2016 9:00:22 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

Pew research suggests otherwise: http://www.pewresearch.org...

"3.1% of American adults say they are atheists when asked about their religious identity, up from 1.6% in a similarly large survey in 2007. An additional 4.0% of Americans call themselves agnostics, up from 2.4% in 2007."

This web page contains the statistics they used: http://www.pewforum.org...

The survey the blog is referencing (Yay for pew research) states that " In 2010, censuses and surveys indicate, there were about 1.1 billion atheists, agnostics and people who do not identify with any particular religion.5 By 2050, the unaffiliated population is expected to exceed 1.2 billion.", Atheists and Agnostics are becoming more numerous, but the world population is also growing at such a rate that the concentration of atheists and such decreases. Additionally the pew research the blog also quotes states that "At the same time, however, the unaffiliated are expected to continue to increase as a share of the population in much of Europe and North America. In the United States, for example, the unaffiliated are projected to grow from an estimated 16% of the total population (including children) in 2010 to 26% in 2050."

As well as this, one of the reasons for the concentration (Not number of) Atheists and Agnostics being reducded could be due to "One of the main determinants of that future growth is where each group is geographically concentrated today. Religions with many adherents in developing countries " where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates generally have been falling " are likely to grow quickly. Much of the worldwide growth of Islam and Christianity, for example, is expected to take place in sub-Saharan Africa. Today"s religiously unaffiliated population, by contrast, is heavily concentrated in places with low fertility and aging populations, such as Europe, North America, China and Japan."

The blog you used appears to have turned a blind eye to this information.
Meh!
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4/1/2016 9:39:42 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
This is great news . . . I'm glad more people are starting to come to their senses.
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4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.
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4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
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4/1/2016 9:47:36 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM, janesix wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.

It already is and some of them are Atheists.
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

http://youtu.be...
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4/1/2016 9:49:19 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM, janesix wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.

If Christianity died out, you'd be begging for Christianity back. Ehy? You'd be wearing a burka.
"What Donald Trump is doing is representing the absolute heartbreak, and anger, and frustration at a government gone mad."

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4/1/2016 9:50:37 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:47:36 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM, janesix wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.

It already is and some of them are Atheists.

The civilized secular world is just a minor blip in the scheme of the religious world. Say good bye to freedom, it won't last long.
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4/1/2016 9:52:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:49:19 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM, janesix wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.

If Christianity died out, you'd be begging for Christianity back. Ehy? You'd be wearing a burka.

Christianity is definitely better than Islam, but only when toned down by secularism. Would you really want to live in the Christianity of the Middle Ages?
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4/1/2016 9:55:46 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

How on earth do you make that claim from the Pew statistics which state that there will be more unaffiliated s (no special category for atheists) in 2050 than there are now?
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4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).
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4/1/2016 10:04:16 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:55:46 PM, desmac wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

How on earth do you make that claim from the Pew statistics which state that there will be more unaffiliated s (no special category for atheists) in 2050 than there are now?
That's for the United States, not for the world. Globally, atheism is on the decline.
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4/1/2016 10:22:50 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 10:04:16 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:55:46 PM, desmac wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

How on earth do you make that claim from the Pew statistics which state that there will be more unaffiliated s (no special category for atheists) in 2050 than there are now?
That's for the United States, not for the world. Globally, atheism is on the decline.

No, it isn't. It is increasing. That is what the poll states. You are confused in that much higher birth rates and conversions globally simply show Islam on an increase such that it will be equivalent to Christianity, thus making atheists (an increasing demographic) overall a smaller portion of the population. Get it?
Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to
a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
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4/1/2016 10:34:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).

Wrong. It is becoming more common in the uk due to democracy, education, secular government and freedom of speech. people in the UK have much higher levels of iq than they did in say 1900 when it was still predominantly a Christian country. People in the uk also have higher levels of iq on average than Americans and most other countries in the world.
"I don't need experience.to knock you out. I'm a man. that's all I need to beat you and any woman."

Fatihah, in his delusion that he could knock out any woman while bragging about being able to knock me out. An example of 7th century Islamic thinking inspired by his hero the paedophile Muhammad.
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4/1/2016 10:38:42 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:39:42 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
This is great news . . . I'm glad more people are starting to come to their senses.

I suspect you didn't read the pew research article they were using.

The article states that the Atheist and Agnostic population will rise from 1.1 billion (2010) to a bit over 1.2 billion in 2050, but the global "share" of the worlds population will go from 16% to 13%, so the unaffiliated population is growing, just not as quickly as other faiths which can overshadow this.

The unaffiliated "share" in countries such as Europe and North America are going against this trend and is growing ("In the United States, for example, the unaffiliated are projected to grow from an estimated 16% of the total population (including children) in 2010 to 26% in 2050.").

One of the main reasons for the decrease in unaffiliated global percentage of the population may be due to population growth in where each group is geographically located. The pew research article states that "Religions with many adherents in developing countries " where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates generally have been falling " are likely to grow quickly. Much of the worldwide growth of Islam and Christianity, for example, is expected to take place in sub-Saharan Africa. Today"s religiously unaffiliated population, by contrast, is heavily concentrated in places with low fertility and aging populations, such as Europe, North America, China and Japan."
Meh!
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4/1/2016 11:04:43 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 9:49:19 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:42:20 PM, janesix wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

When the civilized world is overrun with religious nuts, you will wish atheism was still around.

If Christianity died out, you'd be begging for Christianity back. Ehy? You'd be wearing a burka.

What exactly makes you think that?

As if atheists are just gonna roll over?
Here we have an advocate for Islamic arranged marriages demonstrating that children can consent to sex.
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4/2/2016 12:36:44 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Science and technology thrive in today's era. It would be a surprise if atheism weren't on the rise.
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4/2/2016 1:19:35 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

Yea, its helpful to know that you are equally incapable of reading statistic properly.
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4/2/2016 4:39:16 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/2/2016 12:36:44 AM, RedAtheist912 wrote:
Science and technology thrive in today's era. It would be a surprise if atheism weren't on the rise.

Are you trying to say that religion is fueled by hard times?
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4/2/2016 6:31:59 AM
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Yeah I saw an atheism fall out of the tree only yesterday. I skinned it, their hides make great boots.
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4/2/2016 8:23:51 AM
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At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

All of these statistics are built on the fundament that religious people somehow automatically produce religious children. Like if religion was genetic. Tell you what, there is a heavy load of religious parents who tell their children it's OK to have whatever belief. Same goes for atheist parents.
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4/2/2016 9:11:12 AM
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At 4/2/2016 4:39:16 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
At 4/2/2016 12:36:44 AM, RedAtheist912 wrote:
Science and technology thrive in today's era. It would be a surprise if atheism weren't on the rise.

Are you trying to say that religion is fueled by hard times?

Possibly, as religion gives a sense of comfort, but the main point would be ignorance. Not willful ignorance, but bring oblivious to how the world works. For example, where religion thrived thousands of years ago, people used religion as a means of explaining everything from the shape of the Earth to why the sun rises and falls. But now we know so much more, and heavily researching, finding answers to problems never solved before. Science is on a rapid rise, there is no place for religion in the understanding of the natural world in today's era. So that's one big chunk off the reasons to have religion. I predict in the future religion would be reduced to it's core purpose, maybe to provide consoling and spiritual support to some who favor the mutual love between them and God, even if it was made-up.
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4/2/2016 9:47:12 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Oo, that font of authoritative demographical knowledge and sociological insight, a religious blogsite.

How can you hope to gain respect for your ideas, Bronto, when you respect neither evidentiary authority nor site membership enough to research diligently and in balance?
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4/2/2016 10:43:26 AM
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At 4/2/2016 4:39:16 AM, Quadrunner wrote:
At 4/2/2016 12:36:44 AM, RedAtheist912 wrote:
Science and technology thrive in today's era. It would be a surprise if atheism weren't on the rise.

Are you trying to say that religion is fueled by hard times?
Religion thrives in ignorance.
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4/3/2016 5:17:03 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 10:22:50 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 10:04:16 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:55:46 PM, desmac wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...

How on earth do you make that claim from the Pew statistics which state that there will be more unaffiliated s (no special category for atheists) in 2050 than there are now?
That's for the United States, not for the world. Globally, atheism is on the decline.

No, it isn't. It is increasing. That is what the poll states. You are confused in that much higher birth rates and conversions globally simply show Islam on an increase such that it will be equivalent to Christianity, thus making atheists (an increasing demographic) overall a smaller portion of the population. Get it?
Yeah I get it. Admittedly, I didn't actually read the Pew Research Center article. I just read the title and thought that atheism was on the decline . . . That's the last time I do that.
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4/3/2016 5:17:46 PM
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At 4/1/2016 10:38:42 PM, Axonly wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:39:42 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
This is great news . . . I'm glad more people are starting to come to their senses.

I suspect you didn't read the pew research article they were using.
I didn't, and that is the last time I don't read the article's source.
The article states that the Atheist and Agnostic population will rise from 1.1 billion (2010) to a bit over 1.2 billion in 2050, but the global "share" of the worlds population will go from 16% to 13%, so the unaffiliated population is growing, just not as quickly as other faiths which can overshadow this.

The unaffiliated "share" in countries such as Europe and North America are going against this trend and is growing ("In the United States, for example, the unaffiliated are projected to grow from an estimated 16% of the total population (including children) in 2010 to 26% in 2050.").

One of the main reasons for the decrease in unaffiliated global percentage of the population may be due to population growth in where each group is geographically located. The pew research article states that "Religions with many adherents in developing countries " where birth rates are high, and infant mortality rates generally have been falling " are likely to grow quickly. Much of the worldwide growth of Islam and Christianity, for example, is expected to take place in sub-Saharan Africa. Today"s religiously unaffiliated population, by contrast, is heavily concentrated in places with low fertility and aging populations, such as Europe, North America, China and Japan."
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/3/2016 5:22:38 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/1/2016 10:34:28 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).

Wrong. It is becoming more common in the uk due to democracy, education, secular government and freedom of speech. people in the UK have much higher levels of iq than they did in say 1900 when it was still predominantly a Christian country. People in the uk also have higher levels of iq on average than Americans and most other countries in the world.
Freedom of speech in the United Kingdom? Do you call this freedom of speech (http://radio.foxnews.com...)?

Also, it's just a hypothesis that in nations like the United Kingdom, the rise in atheism and public stupidity correlate. I never said it was definite, hence my use of the phrase "most likely".
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- Dr. Seuss
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4/3/2016 6:44:23 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/3/2016 5:22:38 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 10:34:28 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).

Wrong. It is becoming more common in the uk due to democracy, education, secular government and freedom of speech. people in the UK have much higher levels of iq than they did in say 1900 when it was still predominantly a Christian country. People in the uk also have higher levels of iq on average than Americans and most other countries in the world.
Freedom of speech in the United Kingdom? Do you call this freedom of speech (http://radio.foxnews.com...)?

Also, it's just a hypothesis that in nations like the United Kingdom, the rise in atheism and public stupidity correlate. I never said it was definite, hence my use of the phrase "most likely".
Do a street survey on any Muuuurican street and see if the citizens of Muuurica can point to any country that Muuurica is currently bombing, showing them a map of the world without the country's names displayed.
You wanna talk public stupidity?
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4/3/2016 8:46:13 PM
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At 4/3/2016 5:22:38 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 10:34:28 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).

Wrong. It is becoming more common in the uk due to democracy, education, secular government and freedom of speech. people in the UK have much higher levels of iq than they did in say 1900 when it was still predominantly a Christian country. People in the uk also have higher levels of iq on average than Americans and most other countries in the world.
Freedom of speech in the United Kingdom? Do you call this freedom of speech (http://radio.foxnews.com...)?

This is an interesting case. It's quite a rare case I would say that someone is arrested for preaching. I assume that people reported this guy for hate speech. He was arrested but afterwards released without charge. Ultimately he was saying stuff that offended others but if I was walking down that street I would have stopped and challenged him about his views rather than report him to the police.

In the uk there is freedom of speech but there are limits where things get classed as hate speech. This guy was pushing the boundaries. For homosexuals hearing this guys comments would be offensive.

As a way of understanding where I'm coming from imagine a muslim guy in that street shouting loudly that all Christians are infidels and will go to hell.

Also, it's just a hypothesis that in nations like the United Kingdom, the rise in atheism and public stupidity correlate. I never said it was definite, hence my use of the phrase "most likely".

It's your unsubstantiated opinion. In the uk intelligence is increasing generally over the last 100 years while religiosity has decreased.
"I don't need experience.to knock you out. I'm a man. that's all I need to beat you and any woman."

Fatihah, in his delusion that he could knock out any woman while bragging about being able to knock me out. An example of 7th century Islamic thinking inspired by his hero the paedophile Muhammad.
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4/4/2016 1:19:38 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 4/3/2016 8:46:13 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
At 4/3/2016 5:22:38 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 10:34:28 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:58:53 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/1/2016 9:47:24 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 4/1/2016 8:07:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
It is.

It isn't.

Atheists, agnostics and other people who do not affiliate with any religion " though increasing in countries such as the United States and France " will make up a declining share of the world"s total population.

http://www.pewforum.org...

http://www.sacerdotus.com...
Globally it is; however, in nations like the United States and Great Britain it is rising because of an increase in public stupidity, most likely (see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk...).

Wrong. It is becoming more common in the uk due to democracy, education, secular government and freedom of speech. people in the UK have much higher levels of iq than they did in say 1900 when it was still predominantly a Christian country. People in the uk also have higher levels of iq on average than Americans and most other countries in the world.
Freedom of speech in the United Kingdom? Do you call this freedom of speech (http://radio.foxnews.com...)?

This is an interesting case. It's quite a rare case I would say that someone is arrested for preaching. I assume that people reported this guy for hate speech. He was arrested but afterwards released without charge. Ultimately he was saying stuff that offended others but if I was walking down that street I would have stopped and challenged him about his views rather than report him to the police.

In the uk there is freedom of speech but there are limits where things get classed as hate speech. This guy was pushing the boundaries. For homosexuals hearing this guys comments would be offensive.

As a way of understanding where I'm coming from imagine a muslim guy in that street shouting loudly that all Christians are infidels and will go to hell.

Also, it's just a hypothesis that in nations like the United Kingdom, the rise in atheism and public stupidity correlate. I never said it was definite, hence my use of the phrase "most likely".

It's your unsubstantiated opinion. In the uk intelligence is increasing generally over the last 100 years while religiosity has decreased.

Not all the world deems the UK as exactly "intelligent". The goat herders in Afghanistan think they are brilliant.
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