Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The American atheist activist Eddy Tabash is very frustrated. Says the political situation of American atheism is currently "desperate" and if American atheists suffer a reversal in politics then their cause is lost

In April 2013, the atheist activist Eddy Tabash admits in a speech to Atheist United that atheism has failed over and over again to gain inroads into America. He declares that he is very frustrated.

Tabash said atheism has yet to mount a credible challenge to theism in America in terms of gaining acceptance. Tabash says atheism is either the most publicly unnoticed view in America or the most publicly despised view in America. He says realistically it could to take 100 years of intense and sustained effort by atheists, while atheists endure severe hostility,  to even begin to make a dent in the hold that theism has in America among the public.

Furthermore, Tabash said the current political situation of atheism in America is "desperate". And according to Tabash,  if American atheism suffers a reversal in politics then the cause of American atheism is lost.  Tabash said that atheists will never give as much as theists to the American political system, but they have to give more money to political outreach in order to make progress.

Mr. American Atheist, if the victory of atheism over theism in America is dependent on  tightfisted atheists giving a significant amount of their money to politicians, then your cause is lost! Atheists give significantly less to non-profit causes than theists.

Will American atheists give substantially more to the American atheist cause? What does the social science data say about this matter?

According to a study by the Barna Group:
The typical no-faith American donated just $200 in 2006, which is more than seven times less than the amount contributed by the prototypical active-faith adult ($1500). Even when church-based giving is subtracted from the equation, active-faith adults donated twice as many dollars last year as did atheists and agnostics. In fact, while just 7% of active-faith adults failed to contribute any personal funds in 2006, that compares with 22% among the no-faith adults.
Arthur C. Brooks declared in Policy Review regarding data collected in the Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey (SCCBS) (data collected by in 2000 by researchers at universities throughout the United States and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research):
The differences in charity between secular and religious people are dramatic. Religious people are 25 percentage points more likely than secularists to donate money (91 percent to 66 percent) and 23 points more likely to volunteer time (67 percent to 44 percent). And, consistent with the findings of other writers, these data show that practicing a religion is more important than the actual religion itself in predicting charitable behavior. For example, among those who attend worship services regularly, 92 percent of Protestants give charitably, compared with 91 percent of Catholics, 91 percent of Jews, and 89 percent from othe religions.
ABC News reported:  
...the single biggest predictor of whether someone will be charitable is their religious participation.
Religious people are more likely to give to charity, and when they give, they give more money: four times as much. And Arthur Brooks told me that giving goes beyond their own religious organization:
"Actually, the truth is that they're giving to more than their churches," he says. "The religious Americans are more likely to give to every kind of cause and charity, including explicitly non-religious charities.
In addition,  in 2009 Pew Forum reported that a study by Harvard University professor Robert Putnam found that religious people are more charitable than their irreligious counterparts.

American atheists must work harmoniously together  for American atheism to prevail? Not going to happen!

And if the situation for American atheism didn't look grim enough already, Tabash says that atheists need to work cordially together and give each other comfort in the face of adversity. Given the amount of acrimonious atheist infighting that has historically occurred within atheism and seems to be increasing within the atheist community, this gives further proof that the cause of American atheism is a fool's errand.  See: Atheist infighting is intense in 2011  and New Atheism vs. Secular Humanism  and Atheism: A house divided

What do losing teams often do?  They squabble amongst themselves about who is causing them to fail!

Adios, American atheism

Furthermore, the growing American Hispanic population, which includes a rapidly growing Hispanic evangelical population, will never adopt atheism in large numbers. See:  The writing is on the wall: Godless progressivism will not be dominant in the USA's future and American Hispanic evangelicals

5 resources for American atheists

1. American atheists still cannot satisfactorily answer the 15 questions for evolutionists. See: 15 questions for evolutionists

2. Unlike Christianity, atheism still has no proof and evidence that it is a valid worldview.  See: Evidence for Christianity

3. Decline of internet atheism: Decline of internet atheism

4. Global decline of atheism/agnosticism and the rise of Christianity

5.   13 recent grim events for Darwinism that should give every Darwinist nightmares

Decline of atheism video

Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? from Australian Broadcasting Corporation on FORA.tv

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

Eric Kaufmann - Demography and religion/secularism

Other resources 

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 Questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Friday, December 20, 2013

UK's Daily Mail reports that American echo boomers (ages 18-36) are more likely to believe in various forms of nonsense - Darwinism, astrology, reincarnation and UFOs

The UK's Daily Mail reveals that American echo boomers (ages 18-36) are more likely to believe in various forms of nonsense - Darwinism, astrology, reincarnation and UFOs: Are Americans starting to lose faith? Belief in God and miracles declines as Darwinism becomes more popular

Many schools are not doing enough to teach critical thinking/logic and it shows. They would prefer to indoctrinate in leftist propaganda instead. There hasn't been a large increase in Darwinism amongst this particular American generation, but an increase nonetheless according to this survey data. Academic research indicates that "gut feelings" is a causal factor in the adoption of evolutionary beliefs and that the non-religious are more likely to believe in nonsense like astrology, etc. See: Evolutionary gut feelings, "Belief in Evolution Boils Down to a Gut Feeling" and  Who is irrational now? 

I often find it both very sad and amusing that Darwinist repeatedly use logical fallacies when arguing their position (fallacy of exclusion, genetic fallacy, appeal to authority, etc.) and how utterly impotent they are in offering satisfactory answers to the  15 Questions for evolutionists.  

For example, the website RationalWiki still hasn't come to terms with leading evolutionists like PZ Myers and Nick Matzke indicating that the origin of life is a part of the evolutionary paradigm (the first question of the 15 questions for evolutionists focuses on the origin of life). Furthermore, Richard Dawkins asserted a naturalistic hypothesis to the origin of life in his book entitled The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. See: Origin of life  Instead RationalWiki  falsely asserts that: "This first question is actually entirely irrelevant - Evolution does not claim to explain the origin of life, nor has it ever attempted to do so." This is a classic case of evolutionists illogically employing the fallacy of exclusion  (withholding important and relevant information relative to the matter at hand).

Of course, the comical thing about RationalWiki is that an evolutionist "champion" of their website, Fergus Mason, promised to debate the biology student VivaYehsha and then cowardly backed down from his debate agreement. See:  Fergus Mason backed down from the debate he agreed to Of course, this confirms that Mr. Mason is merely a Darwinist poseur and has no real conviction about his alleged evolutionary belief.

The younger generation in America, which has become more indoctrinated in public schools as far as Darwinism,  has also become more liberal. Liberalism highly correlates with belief in Darwinism but the political pendulum could easily swing given America's 17 trillion dollar federal government debt and its eventual consequences.

Countries with aging populations and/or heavy debt loads are often eventually experiencing a lot of economic troubles (Greece, Italy, Eurozone Crisis, etc.).  And many local governments have large amount of financial liabilities as well.  Even the agnostic/liberal  Bill Gates has spoken about how public school budgets are going to be very much stressed in coming years and there may be a big crisis in funding public schools. And homeschooling is growing fast in the United States. Many people in the world have turned to biblical Christianity amidst economic troubles. See: Economics and Darwinism/atheism  and The agnostic Bill Gates presents data supporting the idea that public schools are facing increasing funding issues. Good news for cost effective creationist private education

The Soviet Union's foolish communist system, which also advocated Darwinism via the government,  lasted for about 70 years and collapsed under its own weight. The handwriting is on the wall that American liberalism, which became more fashionable about 60 years ago since the 1960s,  is about the experience an eventual crisis soon (Federal government debt load, unpopularity of ObamaCare, a host of underperforming schools, high divorce rate, high incarceration rate, etc. etc.). Liberalism is often not very sustainable in the long run due to sub-replacement levels of birth rates of liberal/secular people and other negative effects upon society.

A positive development in the United States shows that amongst the Hispanic population in the United Sates and Latin American evangelical Christianity is growing fast. UK's academic Eric Kaufmann and other academics have data indicating that due to the higher birth rates of religious conservatives and religious immigration that secularism will wither away and the religious conservatism will hold sway. The world's population as a whole percentage wise is seeing a strong and long standing trend of the global resurgence of religion and the decline of atheism/agnosticism. See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for creationist and pro-lifers?

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Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape

Other resources

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 Questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape

On December 17, 2013, CNN reported:
Italian President Giorgi Napolitano warned this week that the country could be on the verge of violent social uprising following more than a week of protests in several cities. This discontent in Italy comes at the same time as Ukraine is witnessing the largest civil unrest since the 2004 Orange Revolution.
The protests highlight the significant political instability that has characterized international relations since 2008, as was predicted by some. For instance, in February 2009, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Admiral Dennis Blair asserted that "the financial crisis and global recession are likely to produce a wave of economic crises."...

In the European Union, for instance, millions have taken to the streets and administrations in more than half of the 27 member states fell or were voted out of office from Spring 2010 to 2012 alone. Within the core eurozone, 11 of 14 governments collapsed or were turfed out during that same two years.

Even more eye-catching, however, have been the political revolutions and popular uprisings in emerging economies. This includes Ukraine and June's demonstrations in Brazil (the largest in the country for two decades); through to what has been called the "Arab Spring" in North Africa and the Middle East, including the civil war in Syria; revolutionary changes of power in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya; transfer of power in Yemen; plus demonstrations and uprisings in Turkey, Iran, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco and Oman.
Important questions:

1. Will social unrest in Europe alter its religious landscape? If so, to what degree?

2. Is Europe's current financial and other difficulties going to get worse?  How worse could it get?

3. Will men turn to God in Europe as a result of social unrest in Europe?

4. Is biblical creation belief growing in Europe? Are there factors which point to it growing in the future in a significant way?

5. How can the Question Evolution! Campaign with its 15 questions for evolutionists and other initiatives best capitalize on future changes in Europe?

Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape

On November 9, 2009, the pro-evolution magazine Christianity Today published an article by a Berlin journalist entitled Germany's 'Cold Religion'. Among other things, the article claimed that if Martin Luther were alive today he would drive most of the present day German ministers from their pulpits.

Below is a relevant excerpt from the article in relation to the creation vs. evolution issue:
The Protestant state church is fairly dead. The percent of committed Christians in Germany is maybe at 3 or 4 percent. Eighty percent belong to a church nominally, Protestant or Catholic. A mere 0.5 percent belong to a free evangelical church. The percent of people believing in life after death is fewer than 50 percent. It's what a German philosopher, Ruediger Safranski, calls "cold religion," very left-brained, very cognitive, focused on rituals and membership but not on personal commitment. Sometimes the mainline bishops say we need to be more mission minded. But they don't put any money into it.

Is there something about German culture that keeps churches from growing?

Part of the problem is that German institutions are more important than they are in America. Unlike America, we don't have a history of being nonconformist, of doing "our own thing," of risking failure. We try to abide by the rules of the dominant system. And systems are slow to adapt. I like to put it this way: Europe is a legacy, whereas America is a project. Europe is about looking at what you have, not what you could have; it's about position, not potential, which makes change so much more difficult...

Every hundred years or so, you have major social unrest in Europe. You have people longing, looking for new solutions. And at that situation God anoints or calls people who are good with communicating and meetings those needs. People are so lonely these days, and relationships are so fragile. We are living in pretty revolutionary times.
So is there about a 100 year cycle of social unrest in Europe? 

One gentleman wrote about European history:

One may imagine that after the Reformation and Religious Wars of the 16th century, and The Thirty Years War in the first half of the 17th century, that the remainder of the century would see a calm period of recovery. Yet a consistent level of great change and tension caused this to be a period of transition and crisis. This is actually the main theme for the entire Early Modern Period of the course from 1348-1715, as we move from medieval to modern. The 17th century is at the very heart of this transition, and we examine the critical changes which took place in all phases of life; political, intellectual, and economic. 
Also, here is a list of economic recessions/depressions in the UK from the period of 1857 to present from the pro-evolution and politically left website Wikipedia (which is currently seeing a loss of editors): List of economic recessions/depressions in the UK

In the 20th century, Europe had World War I and  World War II which brought many changes to Europe so the 100 year periods between social unrest idea put forth by the above cited Christianity Today article is a conservative estimate in the modern era. 

To be more precise, it is safe to say that the pace of change and social unrest in Europe can certainly accelerate in Europe. Why is this so? In the information age and in the global economy with global competition, one could easily argue that the pace of change and the resulting social unrest occurs at a more rapid pace. Many people hate change and  no doubt it can be a contributor anxiety and social unrest - especially among those who lack foresight and plan poorly for the future. A prime example of this would be college students who received degrees in  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBT Studies) and are angry protestors decrying their joblessness. There are only so many jobs requiring degrees in perversity!

The Bible declares that the end times will be perilous times and a time when men's love would grow cold.  (2 Timothy 3:1,  Matthew 24:12).  When one reads the papers, it does seem as if we are living in the end times.

Eurozone financial crises

Although Germany is in better shape than many European countries, Europe could be very badly hurt by the Eurozone financial crisis which has not been completely overcome in the short term and there are even more serious issues in long term for Europe such as: the effects of European countries having sub-replacement fertility rates, increased competition from the Eastern World countries, etc. Of course, when Europe is hurting, it is going to have an effect on an exporting country like Germany.

The total amount of debt in Europe is enormous. The Eurozone crisis and the other upcoming problems that Europe faces is going to cause an enormous amount of hurt in Europe. There is no guarantee of future prosperity in Europe. History teaches that sometimes countries and empires fall and many times it is due to internal factors rather than external factors. People are often their own worst enemies.Maybe Europe will eventually bounce back, but there is no guarantee.

The United States is about 17 trillion dollars in debt and if the United States economy goes down it will drag the world economy down due to the sheer size of the United States economy which is second only to Europe in its total size.

The investment advisor Harry Schulz, who predicted the 2008 financial crisis,  wrote about the current global economic problems of the United States:
Roughly speaking, the mess we are in is the worst since 17th century financial collapse. Comparisons with the 1930’s are ludicrous. We’ve gone far beyond that. And, alas, the courage & political will to recognize the mess & act wisely to reverse gears, is absent in U.S. leadership, where the problems were hatched & where the rot is by far the deepest.
In 2012, legendary investor Jim Rogers who regularly appear on CNBC's financial shows and other financial news shows said  that if the United States goes into recession again it is going to be far worse than in 2008 because the United States is deeper in debt. He also indicated that after Germany has its elections in 2013 that Europe could see some very bad economic times (politicians tend to kick economic problems down the road before their elections).

Lessons from the Great Depression and from Latin America

Henry More wrote: "In agony or danger, no nature is atheist. The mind that knows not what to fly to, flies to God."  Some people may stubbornly refuse to deny the existence of God during times of extreme difficulty. However, there is no denying that many people turn to God in times of trouble.

During the Great Depression in America churches which emphasized holiness grew and so did pentecostal Christianity (I realize there can be considerable overlap as many pentecostal church also emphasize holiness).

Both of these types of protestantism tend to support creationism. In Latin America, where many people are of modest means, evangelical Christianity is growing very fast. During these tough times, many Europeans could turn to God. I certainly hope so. Many of the problems of Europe could have been avoided if they heeded what the Bible said about the value of hard work and the problems associated with excess debt.

Question Evolution! Campaign and the future of biblical creation belief in Europe

We published a number of article pointing out that biblical creation belief in Europe is growing in some areas of Europe and that the future of Darwinism looks bleak due to number of factors.  We encourage you to read our articles on this subject via our resource: A collection of our articles on European creationism  

These are exciting times for creationists with secular countries like France currently having their fastest growing religion being evangelicalism.  Of course, since evangelical immigrants to Europe tend to be creationists this means creationism is growing fast in France.

The Canadian creationist Ian Juby declared:

"The Question Evolution! Campaign is an innovative, grassroots anti-evolution campaign which I believe will have a lasting and far reaching impact. The campaign is worldwide in scope and I hope to see it serve as a uniting force within the biblical creation community. I heartily recommend getting involved in this grassroots anti-evolution movement."

We are in the midst of translating the campaign into various languages. We want to translate the campaign into at least 10 languages.  Ideally, in some of these 10 languages, such as the countries of modest means, we want to distribute e-books and videos which could have a big effect in terms of helping to collapse Darwinism in the world. E-books can be priced very competitively compared to print books.

Preparation, the Question Evolution! Campaign and opportunity

Capitalizing on opportunities often requires having enough foresight to capitalize on trends so when opportunity presents itself you are ready.

Creativity and having your team work collectively faster and more efficiently than the opposition can work miracles in advancing causes.

Christianity has a great deal to gain by defeating Darwinism and the timing is excellent to crush the pseudoscience of Darwinism. See: Timing is right to combat Darwinism

Get involved in the Question Evolution! Campaign and topple Darwinism in your community!

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Related resources:

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A systematic approach to attacking Darwinism in 2014 and beyond

What is the best way for the Christian community to attack evolutionary belief so it collapses throughout the world?

What can the intelligently designed Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter teach us about combating Darwinism?

Important Questions for Christian creationists 

Supporters of the Question Evolution! Campaign and its questions for evolutionists ask yourself these important questions:

1. Which has a greater impact on the world: Great leaders and great events or enduring truths, systems, organizations, education and the zealous propagation of ideas?

2. How important is adaptability and versatility in a Question Evolution Campaign designed to help destroy Darwinism in the most efficient manner possible?

3. What are the 5 things Darwinists most fear and why?

4. How important is it to have a system which attacks Darwinism at a local level?

5. In an internet age and in an age of global travel immigration and many forms global communication, how necessary is it to eradicate Darwinism on a global scale to win the creation vs. evolution war? What is the best way to accomplish the defeat of global Darwinism?

Attacking evolutionary belief in the strongest manner possible

The Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter is widely considered to be among the most deadly attack helicopters in the world. They are modern day angels of death on the battlefield.

Apache helicopters were a response to thousands and thousands of Soviet tanks on the border of Western Europe and other places.  In addition, Apache helicopters  are very versatile machines designed to handle a wide array of threats on the modern battlefield.

An excellent article on Apache helicopters gives this description of Apache helicopters:
The Apache helicopter is a revolutionary development in the history of war. It is essentially a flying tank -- a helicopter designed to survive heavy attack and inflict massive damage. It can zero in on specific targets, day or night, even in terrible weather. As you might expect, it is a terrifying machine to ground forces.

In this article, we'll look at the Apache's amazing flight systems, weapons systems, sensor systems and armor systems. Individually, these components are remarkable pieces of technology. Combined together, they make up an unbelievable fighting machine -- the most lethal helicopter ever created.
So what can the intelligently designed Appache attack helicopter teach creationists?

Creationists: Victory lies in a systematic and versatile attack on Darwinism

"Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack." - Sun Tzu

What does an effective attack system consist of?

1. A proven attack plan:

One of the reasons why the Apache attack helicopter is formidable piece of war machinery is that its sensor system can quickly scan the environment, identify multiple targets and prioritize which targets are most important and should be attacked first.

The scientists and other staff of Creation Ministries International have decades of experience and the 15 questions for evolutionists were carefully developed and chosen by their ministry team. The 15 questions are fantastic and consistently stump and stymie evolutionists as can be seen by this video. Want to know why evolutionists are angered about the campaign? It is because evolutionary pseudoscience wilts under questioning and cross-examination.

In addition, it is important to attack Darwinism in a manner that will cause maximal damage.  Factors such as timing, geographic locations of attacks, methods of attack have been considered in terms of a plan of attack on Darwinism.  See:  Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign

2. Versatile and adaptable system of attacking evolutionary belief

One of the great strengths off the Apache helicopter is its adaptability. It can take out multiple tanks with its array of missiles. In addition, it  has a very sophisticated and powerful machine gun as well. Furthermore, it has technology which enables it to attack by day and night.

Also, Apache helicopters often attack in formations and our Question Evolution! group certainly wants to help create other Question Evolution! groups and work with those groups.  Forming alliances with other anti-evolution groups is important as well.

What is a key component of learning?

The learning process greatly benefits from presenting ideas in various ways.  Through repeated engagement using different formats depths of knowledge is increased.  Such a process deeply infuses concepts and facts into people's minds. Repetition is still the mother of learning.

The vision of our Question Evolution! Campaign team is to go beyond the Question Evolution! Campaign's 15 question tracts and its web page listing the 15 questions for evolutionists. For example, developing a team which can be used on other campaigns. Creation Ministries International is now in the midst of creating materials for another campaign called  Evolution's Achilles' heels   

In addition, we would like to create content that:

1.  Further informs people about the many weaknesses of Darwinism

2. Gives news items on how global creationism is expanding and how secular ideologies/religions like atheism, agnosticism and Darwinism are increasing being challenged and how they have a bleak long term future. For example, see our latest post entitled Surefire signs that 2014 will be the WORST year in the history of Darwinism and atheism

A description of the Evolution's Achilles' Heels project taken from Creation.com:
Building on the huge response to 2012’s Question Evolution campaign, we aim to take even more ground in the battle to proclaim the truth of the Bible. CMI’s 2013 offensive will be spearheaded by the release of a milestone book and DVD documentary, called Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels.

The purpose of this groundbreaking project is to simply and concisely expose evolution’s fatal weaknesses. Like our 15 Questions for Evolutionists tract, we believe evolution theory has no answer to these weaknesses, once properly explained and understood. The book is like no other work that we are aware of, in that it is authored exclusively by nine Ph.D. scientists.

Turn-key system for creation evangelism in locale communities, countries and via online efforts

Having a turn-key system for both teaching and engaging in creationism evangelism  is crucial to proliferating local Question Evolution! groups and creating online evangelists and communities. We want to use and further develop a turn-key system to best spread the campaign in local communities, various countries and online.  And we are very excited about the upcoming Evolution's Achilles' heels  project/campaign.

Being proactive, innovative and constantly adapting to Darwinist methods and strategies

There have been different models of Apache helicopters thanks to new systems being added to the Apache helicopter.  No doubt various engineering improvements have been made too.

Being on the attack enables you to be more proactive instead of reactive. It is important to keep on the attack. Also, the Question Evolution! Campaign should innovate and improve in order best exploit weakness in Darwinism and the systems, strategies and tactics used to promote it.

"What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy." -  Sun Tzu.

The 5 things Darwinists fear most and why

The systematic approach for attacking Darwinism is designed for zeroing in the greatest vulnerabilities of Darwinism in the most efficient way. 

For more information please read:

5 things Darwinists most fear and why they fear them

Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign

Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources:

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Apache Attack Helicopters

Monday, December 16, 2013

Surefire signs that 2014 will be the WORST year in the history of Darwinism and atheism

A little known fact about Darwinism and English speaking countries:
A British Council poll of 10,000 people in 10 countries has revealed that creationism is strongest in the US, South Africa and India, with 43 per cent in each country agreeing that God created life in its present form. (source: July 1, 2009, New Scientist). 
India contains about 17.5 percent of the world's population and biblical Christianity/creationism is seeing very rapid growth in India.  See: Biblical Christianity seeing rapid growth in India

Furthermore, China, which has the biggest population of atheists, continues to see explosive growth as far as the growth of biblical Christianity and Chinese christendom is made up of many hardcore believers.  See: Chinese Chistianity

Christianity Today reported on December 13, 2013 concerning China:
After the Olympics, however, the world's attention shifted, and perhaps the government felt free to pressure the church once again. The government cracked down on the Shouwang church in Beijing, one of the largest unregistered churches in the city. Rather than disband, the church held Easter services in a park as it snowed. Members were arrested and pastors harassed.

The story was widely reported in the press, but little has been told about the broader effect of government pressure on the urban "third church." Has the church adapted, been driven underground, or scattered completely? Updating this story is the value of David Wang and Georgina Sam's new book, Christian China and the Light of the World: Miraculous Stories from China's Great Awakening...

Similar crackdowns occurred in churches across the country, illustrating that the Chinese Communist Party remains intolerant of unregistered Christian groups. However, Abraham and his fellow pastors have only adapted their strategies. Churches that had been modeled in the Western style of a senior pastor and staff leading a large number of members attract too much attention. During my own reporting trip to China in 2007, a Wenzhou pastor named Daniel, who is also featured in the book, told me that decades earlier, when Communist opposition was intense, it merely shaped the methods by which churches shared the gospel. The church simply adapted their evangelism strategies according to the pressure they faced.
Furthermore, attempts by British politicians to stem immigration, much of which comes from religious countries, has failed.  The Telegraph reported on November 28, 2013, "The Government’s bid to reduce net migration to the "tens of thousands" has been dealt a significant blow after the figures showed that it has gone up in the last year".

In the coming years, Europe will see a flood of religious immigrants who are very resistant to secularization and have higher birth rates than the resident secular population (See: Religious immigrants resistant to secularization ).  UK city dwellers, including London, are now the cities which are most visiting the website of Creation Ministries International (creation.com) according to the web traffic tracking company Quantcast:  Quantcast city data for Creation.com    Long term, the situation for UK Darwinism is bleak.

The British academic Eric Kaufman and other academics have predicted that in the coming years secular Europe will see the tide turn and secularism will reverse itself in Europe (as early as 2021) due to:  the sub-replacement of secular population, the higher birth rate of religious conservatives, continued immigration to the developed world due to liberal ideology (multiculturism,etc. ), aging populations in the West and data showing that religious immigrant populations are highly resistant to secularization.  Since 2000, the global atheist population has been shrinking. See: Resources on the rise of global Christianity/creationism and the decline of global atheism  and  Global creationism

Since biblical creation belief is strongest in the United States, no doubt 2014 will see a host of creationist initiatives in the Western World - especially in North America. By the way, how are you doing as far as the 15 questions for evolutionists ?  Still stumped? I thought so!

And Dr. Batten's masterful article on the origin of life  hasn't made things any easier.  For example, Darwinists can no longer say that the origin of life issue is not a part of the evolutionary hypothesis/theory.  The prominent evolutionists PZ Myers and Nick Matzke have said that it is. Evolutionists, nice try to squirm out of the fact that the origin of life is part of the macroevolutionar paradigm in 2013, but that door has been firmly slammed shut by Dr. Batten.  And abiogenesis, a naturalistic hypothesis concerning the origin of life,  has been shown to be rank pseodoscience unworthy of serious consideration. See: Origin of life

Related resources:

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Refuting evolution

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christian online community victorious over online atheist Martin S. Pribble who quits the online atheist community in utter defeat. Pribble was one of leading atheist bloggers in 2011

In the online publication Slate, the online atheist Martin S. Pribble says he is quitting the online atheist community. In his hay day, Pribble was one of the leading atheist bloggers in 2011.

 Of course, Pribble quits in utter defeat while global atheism is shrinking and global Christianity continues to see rapid growth. See:  The rise of global Christianity/creationism and the decline of global atheism 

In addition, Pribble's quitting is part of a protracted trend of the decline of internet atheism. See: Decline of internet atheism articles

Martin S. Pribble failed

Did you notice that Martin S. Pribble failed to:

1. Offer proof and evidence that atheism is true.

2.  Provide a plausible naturalistic explanation for the origin of life. See: Origin of life

3.  Satisfactorily answer the 15 questions for evolutionists. See: 15 questions for evolutionists

4. Offer a reason why nautical engineers indicate that Noah's ark was eminently seaworthy (the Epic of Gilgamesh ship would not have been seaworthy).  Nor did he defeat Christian explanations/defenses of the Noah's ark account. See: Noah's ark  and Noah's ark and nautical engineers/architects and Epic of Gilgamesh ship - not seaworthy

5. Offer a plausible reason why Jesus's apostles were willing to die for their Christian faith nor did he provide a naturalistic explanation for the rapid growth of early Christianity. See: Evidence for Christianity

There you have it. Martin S. Pribble runs away from Christianity vs. atheism online battlefield in utter defeat!

Jesus Wins!

Decline of atheism video

Question Evolution! campaign and related resources

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15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15