LOL...you should get out more methinks.
Atheism, agnosticism, deism, scepticism, free thought, secular humanism or general secularism is increasing in Australia. Post-war Australia has become a highly secularised country. Religion does not play a major role in the lives of much of the population.
In the 2006 Australian census, 18.7% of Australians (or 3,706,555 people) described themselves as having "no religion." A further 2.4 million (11.9%) did not state a religion (or inadequately described it).So just over 30% of Australians did not state a religious affiliation in the 2006 census. According to Norris and Inglehart (2004), 25% of Australians do not believe in a god or gods.
There are several studies showing a strong correlation between education and atheism (atheism levels tend to be much higher in highly education populations). Further studies have indicated that this may in fact be causal and not just a correlation.
If these studies are correct then the percentage of atheists in America has drastically increased over the last 100 years as the percentage of Americans who have a college or university education has increased drastically.
To find out exactly how much these number have changed you could try the US Census website: http://www.census.gov/
It's also very important to realize that many people who would be classified as atheists by their beliefs do not actually call themselves atheists in fear of persecution.
Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." I have always wonder what this meant then one day I worked it out it and goes like this, believe in god and become poor or humble.....hmmmm...No I think I'll stay with Caesar's system work hard pay my tax's and be happy and content with what I own thank you........... lol
Where's the question?
Not a wonder to me.
But personally I believe in a great superior being. He is my role model of being a better person,not to aggrieve others especially those that have nothing, be a good son, and I live under his counsel...
Call me whatever you want but that is how I live..
lol, awe, oh how sheltered thee must me. God is just a ploy to compel people into a life of guilt, ignorance, obedience and blind adherence to false doctrine. I do not believe in god and an estimated 16% of Americans do not.
You are referring to the Dualistic Christian God...... Not "God."
the tyrannical god? yes. I do not believe in any god, but I do not begrudge those with theistic beliefs....though I do hold issue with those who condone and worship a fictitious bigot.
i am very glad that you feel that way, but keep looking, because there are other non-nutjobs on EP^^.
Nobody believes in God, it's just that people have faith in what they have faith in is God and faith that God exists but actual belief in God is impossible by any reasonable epistemology.
Actually no, you must know what a belief is in order to hold it. If you can't say what God is how can you claim belief in it? When asked what you believe in the only reasonable answer is that you don't know.
Ok if your going to believe in a "God", whats the deal if he/she has a twin brother or sister? Who is the father / mother of God?. How would we deal with more than one God? and where is God? Why didn`t he tell us about the dinosaurs? What all this with the universe and why is it so big.
The questions are endless.
Energy cannot cease to be (nor be born).... It can only change form and travel. "God" is everything, it is the Quantum Field, it is an energetic system... Consciousness that permeates everything. "God" as a whole has absolutely no characteristics that resemble a human being... So is not an individual inside some system, nor has siblings or parents. There is only One Unity which is the Energetic, Consciousness "God" System. It is Macrocosmic, all-encompassing.
Break back to basics, something created energy, we evolved from that creation,God is just another name for the original creator.
I don't believe in Santa either, or the tooth fairy. Coming from Britain, we got shut of the Puritans years ago.They didn't, get run out of town, they ran to persecute...
well, base from the history books, Yes
Is there a difference? lol
it took u this long to notice that u must be special
I do not believe in god.
Do you believe in butt trolls?
sorry, Invisible butt trolls
Lol is this supposed to be ironic? x)
I don't believe in god...