Atheism is experiencing explosive growth all over the world. Even in the United States the number of atheists is surging. The truth is that people in most modern nations are rejecting the concept of “god” more than ever before, and this is really starting to frighten many major religious institutions.
In a 2008 Gallup survey, 15 percent of Americans claimed no religion at all. That is up from only 8% in 1990. That is almost a doubling in the number of “non-religious” in less than 20 years. That is explosive growth! In fact, the “non-religious” now outnumber all religious organizations in the United States except for the Catholics and the Baptists.
But the U.S. cannot yet match the enthusiasm of British atheists. More than 100,000 people in the U.K. have recently downloaded “certificates of de-baptism” from a website that seeks to assist the non-religious in renouncing their Christian faith.
The de-baptism certificates are being distributed by a group called the “National Secular Society”. This campaign comes on the heels of a highly successful bus advertising campaign by atheists in the U.K. that promoted this slogan: “There’s probably no God.”
The growth of atheism shows no signs of slowing down.
Millions in both the United States and the U.K. are eagerly buying books by militant atheists.
Just consider the titles of a few recent New York Times bestsellers…..
*”God is Not Great: Why Religion Poisons Everything” by journalist Christopher Hitchens.
*”The End of Faith” by atheist author Sam Harris.
*”The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins.
So why are so many people now turning to atheism?
Is it because people are being persuaded by the evidence?
Or is it because people don’t want to be accountable to any higher authority and therefore atheism makes things easier for people to live their lives as they please?
Well, there IS the perception out there that the atheists have the intellectual high ground. But that is not the true reality of the matter, but we will get to that in a moment.
For now, let’s consider a couple philosophical problems with atheism.
For example, do you know what atheism’s best kept secret is?
Atheists believe that nothing created everything.
That sounds totally ridiculous, doesn’t it?
They even admit it on television.
Just check out this stunning video…..
Another huge problem for atheists is the meaning of life.
Does life have meaning if we evolved from animals and everything will cease to exist someday?
Just what IS the meaning of life for an atheist?
Recently the following short YouTube video was brought to our attention.
This video is of part of a debate between an atheist and a Christian, and in this particular secton the two debaters are discussing the meaning of life…..
But philosophical arguments are never enough.
The reality is that we all want the truth.
Does the evidence point to the existence of God or not?
Well, the truth is that when you examine the evidence it overwhelmingly points to the existence of God.