According to a recent article in The Washington Post, atheism is on the rise in America. Margaret Downey, president of the Atheist Alliance International, reports that her organization’s membership has doubled in the last year. She also reports that the Alliance’s annual convention already has a 500-person waiting list.
The Barna Group, an organization of pollsters that specializes in religious issues, conducted a survey and found about 5 million adults in the United States refer to themselves as atheists.
Their poll also found a number of additional people who say they have no religious faith or that they are agnostic. Combine these folk with the 5 million atheists, and the number of Americans detached from any sort of religious life rises to about 20 million.
Read about it here.
As many of you who frequent this site know, I have regular atheists, agnostics and others who comment and contribute to the discussion. I’m glad they feel welcome even though I disagree with their beliefs. I’m looking forward to meeting Ask an Atheist in person next week when I go to the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta.
I want to see why those who read my blog or those who happen to stumble upon it today through the search engines are rejecting religion.
- I won’t make any other comments.
- I won’t make any judgments.
- I’m just curious why you reject religion, God, Jesus, etc…
- What would change your mind?
- How can followers of Jesus do a better job of not turning you off?
- Can I help you? How?
[BTW] Anyone should feel free to comment. Just be respectful of my non-believing friends.