So you think people believe in hundreds of Hindu gods because they secretly believe in Jesus but want to keep sinning? That does not make sense.That's easy.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.18“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
People love their sin. They actually like living in their evils, which destroy their lives.
Murderers love to murder.
thieves love to steal.
Rapists love to rape
Drunks love to get drunk.
Drug addicts love to get stoned/high
sex addicts love to have sex.
pornographers love to use porn.
greedmongers love their greed.
powermongers love power
on and on it goes.
Slanderers love to slander.
fornicators love to fornicate
sodomites love sodomy
adulterers love to commit adultery
the covetous love their coveting.
God says otherwise.
And billions are dead in their sin, and trespasses. Waiting to perish, ignoring the gospel of JEsus, because, as Jesus said---- light has come into the world, and people loved darkness, because their deeds are evil.
It is not rational to think someone would invent an entire pantheon of gods 1,000 years before Christ so they could keep sinning.
But I understand that is what you believe.
I was talking about the US. The Pew article I linked to shows that 26% of Americans identify as 'non-believers'. I do not know about world wide. But atheism and non-belief is on the rise in the Western Democracies. When you include the Muslims in the Middle east, the Hindus in India, and the Christians in South America the % of atheists shrinks.Got statistics for this? I read one a few weeks ago which said atheists are down somewhere under 4% of the world's population.
If you want to go where more people are becoming Christian I'd suggest South America. The US is going the other way.
Most atheists do not find Christin ideas interesting since there is no way to prove them. It is unusually for an atheist to want to understand Christians. You are correct.Quite interesting. All y'all here are in the minorities among atheists. It appears most atheists could care less about all this God-talk.
So, it seems to me that you're not really atheists at all.
I really question these numbers. I have not seen anything in the last 10 years that suggests 70% of this country identifies as Christian. This is is even in conflict with what Christians leaders are saying. I also do not think Islam and Hindu are less than 1% each of the population in 2021.Religious landscape.... only here in the US.
Oh, and I'm not using wikipedia because of the clear disdain for it by atheists, as a biased source. Or is it only biased when you don't like the results?
I find it intriguing that your belief that atheists far outweigh the rest of the human population is based on ignorance.
As for the rest.....
- Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22.8%
- Atheist 3.1%
- Agnostic 4.0%
- ▼ Close Nothing in particular 15.8%
- Don't know 0.6%
Explore religious groups in the U.S. by tradition, family and denomination
- Christian 70.6%
- Non-Christian Faiths 5.9%
I'll let you figure out the rest.
Thanks for sharing the data though - this is empirical evidence for your argument - awesome