Thanks! Non-religious being???? is a question, but I want to count them as friends! LOL
At least our slice of the pie is visible to the naked eye.........if only we could rescue the throngs of cult followers!
In the US? Yes. Link "...nones" has now skyrocketed to between 30 percent and 40 percent among younger Americans."
The move to Evangelism between 2001 and 2004 was from 9 to 26%. The move occurred largely because of Bush and 9-11. But the youth can't accept the strict nature of Evangelicals and the absurd notions of Young Earth. So while the parents may find that they enjoy that style, it's driving the youth out. Our ability to talk openly and with facts online is a huge benefit as well. We can say, present your facts and I will present mine in front of lurkers, those whom aren't a part of the conversation, yet still have questions. Yeah us!
We were always winning, we just didn't always know it. Sometimes we still don't know it, but we ARE winning. Just as the evolution of homo sapiens was an inevitable fact in the biological world (though homo erectus didn't know that), the evolution toward a world free of silly ancient superstitions is an inevitable fact. It is the patently obvious direction toward which a society must evolve socially. As we've seen in our own history, down the other path lies darkness, ignorance, and annihilation.
This is something that I like to "have faith" in :)
Mark. I haven't read much, if at all, of his works, either. But I was reading a variety of quotes taken from his work regarding views on life and death. They were mostly in the same, irreverent tone as your statement above.