7th June 2009

“It is well documented that Christianity has withered dramatically in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The failure of the faith in the West is regularly denounced by Popes and Protestant leaders. Churches are being converted into libraries, laundromats and pubs. Those who disbelieve in deities typically make up large portions of the population, according to some surveys they make up the majority of citizens in Scandinavia, France and Japan.”

G. Paul & P. Zuckerman

5 Responses to “7th June 2009”

  1. John Says:

    Don’t they call that a Pandora’s Box? The truth is out!!

  2. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    Amazing what passes for “truth,” on theist and atheist sites alike. Everyone seems to think their own opinion is in fact factual and offers “scientific” evidence that is rarely all that scientific. Churches “converted into libraries, laundromats and pubs?” In my neck of the woods, there are currently more than a few buildings being converted into churches. Those who “disbelieve?” So am I to assume then that atheists are now merely “dis-believers?” According to “some” surveys? “Some” other surveys indicate exactly the opposite, and yet others indicate everything in between, and “some” studies I have read and read about – including those by secularists – show that Christianity is growing world-wide. The Christianity in your own backyard is hardly THE Christianity. Talk about a vague, unscientific analysis!

    A lie can travel half-way around the world before the truth even has its boots on. – Mark Twain (I think!)

  3. AtheistAdvocate Says:

    This quote starts out claiming “It is well documented…” yet sites no source of documentation.

    Could this be a religious ploy to give atheists a false sense of security, so they will discontinue their quest for equality?

    NOW is the time to write to Washington and request that churches lose their tax exempt status (which they do not deserve) so we may save this economy. Please do not lose site of the ball by believing statements like this. They are false. Churches are still being built, when homes are at a standstill.

    😉

  4. Oxymoronic Christhinker Says:

    I am a theist, a Christian, and a church-goer, and I agree that churches ought to lose their tax-exempt status. Current tax-policy as regards the churches doesn’t make much sense to me.

  5. Hypatia Says:

    Amazing what passes for “truth,” on theist and atheist sites alike. Everyone seems to think their own opinion is in fact factual

    Like “Jesus loves you!” or “Christ is risen!” LOL.

    I think you’ll find that what Paul and Zuckerman claim IS well documented, noting that they specifically omit the USA from their list.

    Here in Europe we have regular church closures and I’ve seen them turned into private residences or even bars and clubs!

    Residential church conversions are very fashionable and sought after. Don’t know why – it’s the last place I’d want to live.