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Re: [skeptics-137] Abstract - Atheism on the upswing in America - WASHINGTON POST -

From: cole m.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:18 PM
Great article.  

Here is something worth wading through from my time, the 60s.  I saw this Time Magazine Headline on lots of coffee tables. Big talk when I was 13.: 
(Click on -Read the Cover Article- 8 parts)  http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19660408,00.html

Cole


From: Kansas City Skeptic <[address removed]>
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Subject: [skeptics-137] Abstract - Atheism on the upswing in America - WASHINGTON POST -

The science-based evidence leaves no doubt that, although very human in its flaws, democratic atheism is proving superior to faith-based mythical doctrines in practical societal and moral terms.

As the survey results come in, as the irreligious best-sellers sell, and as the scientific analysis gets published, it is increasingly clear that Western atheism has evolved into a forward-looking movement that has the wind at its back, is behind the success of the best run societies yet seen in human history, and is challenging religion as the better basis of morality. Even in the U.S., a religious anomaly in the Western world, atheists are making major gains while Christianity withers, already having lost the mainstream culture to secularism. The least religious regions of the nation are enjoying superior societal conditions.

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