Comment by kris feenstra on April 3, 2011 at 2:43pm
Fortunately, religion is not genetically inherited. Religious people pumping out babies may not have the sort of impact that Timothy Shah suggests.
Comment by Jake W. Andrews on April 3, 2011 at 6:29pm
What Tim is saying is that religion will grow due to reproduction, immigration, and new innovative 'spreading the word' methods. He seems to be asserting that these listed ideas work, Is there any data on his claims?
Comment by Cathy Cooper on April 3, 2011 at 7:27pm

Religion is becoming more popular in South America, Africa and Asia, as it appeals to oppressed people, which is why missionaries go to these areas in order to gain new "recruits.  It is an economic concern and the churches appeal to those in situations of poverty, as it offers them "false hope."  Christians in those areas have more children for economic reasons, as they are required for labor, and there is a high rate of infant mortality.

  It is in countries with high levels of secondary education which are becoming more secular, as they are able to research and learn for themselves about what religion really is.--in the case of christianity, it is nothing but badly written Bronze Age mythology.

Comment by Tiago Martins on April 4, 2011 at 5:36pm
I disliked the notion mention by Tim , in justification for the growth of the non-religious groups, that people tend to "flock" to the group that is the minority, implying that non-religion is growing because it is "cool" to be the minority... It kind of discredits the whole non-religious movement (I didn't use the atheism as it wasn't the terms they used, quite correctly I'd say).

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