Drudge has a link up to a new Pew poll with a concerning rise in the number of self-described atheists, agnostics and the delightfully independent “unaffiliateds”.
In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15 percent to just under 20 percent of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6 percent of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14 percent).
This large and growing group of Americans is less religious than the public at large on many conventional measures, including frequency of attendance at religious services and the degree of importance they attach to religion in their lives.
“Unaffiliated” is just another way of saying “I want to go to heaven so long as no one judges me for the myriad acts of depravity and selfishness I do on Earth”.
I say “concerning” because an agnostic or atheistic society is not going to survive.Â It doesn’t have the will or the reason to survive outside of self-preservation.Â The only thing that would make it possible would be replacing “God” with “Government”.
Well, self-preservation is the greatest reason of all you might say.Â Not quite.Â When your culture has a death wish or doesn’t think that it deserves to continue because of some imagined grievances in the past then your willingness to self-preserve is under attack as well.
Like the concept of a Benevolent Dictator, the aspirational goal of a secular society by those on the right and the left is only buttressed if those atheists and agnostics have been raised in a Judeo-Christian environment and see the benefit of the good works of its followers – and most importantly their practitioners.Â The rise of the Non-believers stems from the failures of so-called Christians to live by their own creed.Â If you actually did what you were supposed to do the majority of the time then they couldn’t yell “hypocrite” at every turn.
All it takes is the next generation of atheists raised by a plurality country of atheists without that influence and you will see human cruelty that makes the Holocaust look like summer camp.Â No doubt, alleged fealty to Science will demand it.Â After all, what makes “Man” more important than any other organism on this schizophrenic mudball?Â You already see this thinking in action when a project is halted to protect an allegedly endangered creature.Â Atheism high on Government is worse than just anti-God – it’s Anti-Mankind.
Without the ingrained concept of Forgiveness, you should not dare trust your country or your life to an atheist.Â A proper religious background does not necessarily make someone better but a lack of it almost certainly makes someone worse.