Rez wrote:If as has been claimed Atheism is in decline how could this be so, is science and darwinian evolution now in doubt? If yes, is Intelligent Design and Religion now set to rise? Are there flaws at the heart of Atheism and should we as skeptics be worried? In the enlightened twenty-first century will faith win out over reason??
Killer Bob wrote:I don't know whether atheism is in decline. I do know that I meet many more atheists than some people would have you believe are out there.
I'm quite sure that religionism is in decline in the UK. I've talked to many people who call themselves "Christian", "C of E" or whatever, but actually have no interest in religion and don't care if there is a god or not. Many of them have only ever been in a church for weddings and funerals and have no interest in the particular faith of the church. These people aren't atheists; they'll often say that, er, um, they think that there's probably something. But they're not real Christians/Muslims/Jews. They can sometimes be convinced by watching Dawkins or having a few conversations in the pub with me, but mainly they just don't care either way, religion doesn't matter to them.
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