Study: Religion headed for extinction in nine countries

A science reporter is reporting religion is bound for extinction in nine countries.

This Swiss cow could not be reached for comment.

This Swiss cow could not be reached for comment.

The BBC article lists the soon-to-be-Godless nations as Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Switzerland.

Folks there have been checking “religious affiliation” boxes on census surveys less-and-less often during the last 100 years, according to the study.

Using “nonlinear dynamics,” experts were able to make their bold prediction.

Of course, Nietzsche said “God is dead” more than 130 years ago, but he was dead wrong.

The U.S. government does not collect religious affiliation information from residents, so there’s no official data for our country. But, from the size of the churches in DeKalb County, religion seems to be going strong.

8 comments Add your comment

picky person

March 23rd, 2011
12:04 pm

The churches in DeKalb have to be large, more followers equals more money which equals a better team of lawyers to defend then against crimes and wrong doings.

jarvis

March 23rd, 2011
12:23 pm

The Irish without church? That’s like the Irish without….booze.

Adam

March 23rd, 2011
1:15 pm

Fulton and Cobb have megachurches, too.

Maybe all of the religious Irish came here?

the alien

March 23rd, 2011
2:30 pm

read your bible

sins aplenty

March 23rd, 2011
6:15 pm

“…from the size of the churches in DeKalb County…”

In DeKalb County it isn’t that difficult for a huckster, black or white, with a silver tongue and some bling to call himself Archbishop and build his very own megachurch.

lucifer son of the imaginary made up satan

March 25th, 2011
1:30 pm

Religion is an evil curse, an unequalled blight on humanity and an excruciatingly hilarious hoax. Jesus is simply all myth, this nonsense was very clearly stolen/adapted from the ancient Mystery cults that dominated the Mediterranean basin. Nothing whatever about christianity is original. Same for mohammedanism. It is man made. extremely self serving 7th century dogma, allowing institutionalised repression of women, whilst ensuring any attempt at rational critique or ‘;modernising’ is treated in Dar al Islam as a capital offence.

Its just a money making, power trip for those control freaks in charge and a sheeple fest for those who allow their critical factor to be bypassed, either as innocent kids with NO say about what is done to them, or as vulnerable adults looking for some emotional crutch to rely on.

Both the bible and koran were imposed by very zealous, often very violent men seeking power, after they decided what dogma and which self serving texts were allowable and which weren’t. Republicans need to ditch the odious religious right and allow secular conservatives like me a voice within the party. Clearly this won’t happen any time soon, until then being decidedly anti-religion is just about the only thing I will ever agree with liberals on – and that’s a very grudging agreement :)

smart joker

March 25th, 2011
2:57 pm

People are afraid to touch this topic. I am Atheist. Took me awhile to realize the control this thing hand over me and millions of others. As a child I questioned things that made no sense just to be hushed and made a fool.But just like the tooth fairy and Santa Claus we come to realize it was all a mind game. We would be so far advanced if it had not been for the religions of the world holding us back……

Rosemarie Dacosta

March 26th, 2011
3:10 pm

Enter your comments here @ the lucifer guy & @ the joker guy, you know NOT what you say ! Christianity is not made up and its not even a religion! Its the way GOD OUR FATHER & ALMIGHTY CREATOR OF THIS WORLD WANTS US HIS CREATIONS TO LIVE AND OBEY HIM! HAVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE IS A BLESSING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US TO ACCEPT! WITHOUT JESUS IN YOUR LIFE YOU WONT BE ABLE TO SEE GODS FACE AND YOU WILL BE CAST INTO HELL! THE BIBLE IS GODS WORDS AND ITS IS AS REAL AS YOU CAN PINCH YOURSELF AND FEEL IT! I WAS BORN AGAIN ON A SUNDAY MORNING AND ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST IN MY HEART AND I WAS INSTANTLY DELIVERED FROM CIGARETTE SMOKING. INSTANTLY BECAME A SPIRITUAL MINDED CHANGED PERSON , RECOGNISING THAT ALL THIS JESUS AND GOD STUFF IS TRUE! JESUS IS REAL GUYS BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU! MY LIFE LIFE IS A DIFFERENT ONE NOW NO MORE CIGARETTES AND NO MORE PARTIES AND ITS BEEN 19 YRS. AGO! GUYS, I PRAY THAT YOU ACCEPT JESUS IN YOUR LIFE AND GET HELP TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE AND LEARN ABOUT WHO GOD OUR FATHER AND HIS SON THE LORD JESUS IS! PLEASE DONT WAIT TILL ITA ALL TOO LATE BECAUSE HE IS COMING BACK TO SAVE HIS PEOPLE. THE DESTRUCTION OF THIS WORLD IS SOONER THAN WE THINK! WITH ALL THIS WARS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS WE DONT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT YEAR TO COME. EZEKIEL 38;5 SPEAKS OF LIBYA AND WAR , ALSO MATTHEW 24 SPEAKS OF ALL THESE EARTHQUAKES, SO HOW CAN YOU DOUBT THE BIBLE? UNLESS YOU ARE NOT WATCHING THE NEWS AND KEEPING UP WITH LIFE! PLEASE GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS BEFORE ITS ALL TOO LATE GOD BLESS YOU GUYS BE WISE!!!!!!