Author Behind ‘Religion to Disappear By 2041′ Headlines: That’s Not What I Said

I swear, I saw this headline and story all over the Internet last week:

Author and noted biopsychologist Nigel Barber has completed a new study that shows Atheism is most prevalent in developed countries, and, according to his projections, religion will completely disappear by 2041. His findings are discussed in his new book “Why Atheism Will Replace Religion.” A new study that clarifies his earlier research will be published in August. His findings focus on studying trends within countries around the world and the fact that “Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries”-

Turns out the story’s not-at-all accurate. What Barber actually said is that, according to his calculations, religious people will be in the minority by 2041. The Nones will have come into the majority.

In other words, the headlines are only a few billion people off the mark.

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What If You’re Wrong About Your Atheism?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: What if you’re wrong?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next! [Read more...]

Setting the Bar High

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The TAM 2013 Interviews Episode 2: Bryan & Baxter, Paranormal Investigators

It was just a delightful experience to sit down and talk to these two fine fellows.

Bryan Bonner and Matthew M. Baxter make their living as paranormal investigators. Honest-to-goodness, “My attic is haunted,” “The microwave is possessed” paranormal investigators.

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A Christian Apologizes for Atheist Monument Vandalism (Which She Had Nothing To Do With)

She didn’t vandalize the American Atheists bench in Bradford County, Florida, but I thought this was a wonderful gesture from a Christian:

What a simple yet sweet thing to do. American Atheists appreciated it, too. [Read more...]


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