I don't care what people believe in the only thing I can control are my own as long as people don't cause me problems I don't care what they are and I'm religious I've met great atheist but also rude ones but that's the same for every belief
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It's not surprising that atheism is on the rise.However it is interesting to note that the most shocking denial of God's authority comes not from atheists Christendoms clergy, who have substituted man-made traditions for pure Bible truths. (Compare Matthew 15:9.) Additionally, they have backed the bloodiest wars of the 20th century, thus rejecting the Biblical command to display genuine love.-John 13:35. The clergy have also denied God by turning their backs on his moral standards-as evidenced, for example, by a steady stream of lawsuits against pedophile priests. In 1803, United States president Thomas Jefferson wrote: "To the corruptions of Christianity, I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself." Yes,there is a difference between Christendom and Christianity. Many of Christendom's tenets are founded upon the traditions of men. In contrast, true Christianity bases its beliefs solely upon the Bible. Thus, Paul wrote to the first-century Colossians that they should acquire "accurate knowledge," "wisdom," and "spiritual comprehension."-Colossians 1:9,10.
Not surprised. Mormons have traditionally been a fairly small group compared to other faiths, or lack-of-faithers, lol. Either way, funny thing about atheists - they say they don't believe in God, yet when bad things happen they sarcastically blame God & argue to the end how awful he is. (Not you specifically, Truth. It's just an odd quirk I noticed recently.) When things go bad, it would be good to hear people blame Satan as much as they blame God. If you believe, you understand that the battle between good & evil is constant & equal in power. And why Christians & others require their followers stay vigilant.
It doesn't make me want to jump for joy, but it does make me feel better that more children will be able to grow up with the option to research a religion prior to accepting its doctrines, versus being scared to death into accepting it.
While its an interesting factoid, it doesn't feed any pent-up impulse to organize an anti-god jihad, so the believers can relax. Is it because atheism is increasing, or Mormons are jumping ship? I am encouraged that reason is more popular than a polygamist cult.
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Don't care. So long as NO religious group (including atheists, who are technically a non-religious group) has the power to tell other people what religion to follow (or not follow) I do not care who outnumbers whom in the religious department.
I'm assuming most of these atheists are just coming out of the closet and there have been plenty. On the other hand, Utah is filled to the brim with Mormons. So, if there are more atheists than most of the state of Utah, then that's a pretty good difference. I can't wait until a lot of us are actually taken seriously.
Bible prophecy - and they shall turn away their ears from the truth.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.This only proves that God's words are true.