Why are so many young people atheist?Posted by: Dookieman
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All of the above. Everyone has different reasons to believe what they do. I know I am an atheist because of most of these reasons.
@ Dookieman Young people tend to know more about the world than their ancestors.
I think it's mostly due to death's being so far away. To young people like me, the issue of death and afterlife don't press on me as much as, say, an 80 yr old man facing impending death. To the harsh inevitability of death, religion is solace, but death isn't at my doorstep. I think it's less the young's propensity toward atheism and more the old's willing acceptance of religion.
Very true...Yet there are still a considerable number of religious young people. Another reason should be that only Athiestic principles have been taught in public schools and universities since the 1980's...
@Leo.Messi Atheistic principles? What are they?
@beginner, to some extent your are correct. A study, two groups of agnostics, one reads some random story, another reads something that forces them to think about their mortality. After the reading, the mortality group moves in a more religious direction. Humans are afraid of death. That is why we made up religion, to a large extent.
Well I got more connected with people from around the world and saw how crazy there beliefs are and then how my were and thought im not just going to follow something "Just cuz" and thats what happend :I