On April 20, 2012 an article appeared in Submitted to a Candid World which declared:
"Several of my close friends — coincidentally, all extremely intelligent, math/science oriented, and leaders in the freethought/rationality/atheist communities — find themselves practicing and promoting an arrangement they term “polyamory.” Essentially, this describes a post-jealousy, highly rationalized state where participants date each other, and several others simultaneously...
In the ideal polyamorous relationship, one man is seriously “dating” several women, each of whom is in turn dating several men.
Atheism, polyamory, the bad reputation of atheists, and the decline of atheism
Several leaders of the "freethought"/atheist community are practicing and promoting polyamory. This is not going to help the poor reputation that atheism already has among the public. The Mormons promoted bigamy for a while and later retracted their position due to the public outrage.
Of course, engaging in and promoting practices such as polyamory is one of the many reasons why atheism has such a bad reputation in the world. The atheist Sam Harris admitted has advocated that atheists no longer call themselves atheists and declared concerning the label of atheist "It's right next to child molester as a designation."
It is estimated by researchers at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary that everyday there are 800 less atheists in the world and 83,000 more people calling themselves Christians in the world. Of course, this trend is expected to continue. While various atheists and atheist leaders are engaging in such practices as polymory which leads to unstable relationships, there are many Bible believing Christians who are raising families and spreading their faith.
Eric Kaufman is a professor at The Birkbeck College, University of London. Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century the decline of atheism in terms of its global adherents is an established trend that will persist for the foreseeable future and the rate of decline will accelerate. In the Western World, due to immigration and the higher birth rates of religious people, Kaufman writes: "Committed religious populations are growing in the West, and will reverse the march of secularism before 2050."
Atheism and sexual immorality
The Barna Group found that atheists and agnostics in America were more likely, than theists in America, to look upon the following behaviors as morally acceptable: illegal drug use; excessive drinking; sexual relationships outside of marriage; abortion; cohabitating with someone of opposite sex outside of marriage; obscene language; gambling; pornography and obscene sexual behavior; and engaging in homosexuality/bisexuality.
Evolutionary belief and moral decay: A study
Since World War II the staunchest promoters of evolutionary thought have been atheists. A research study done by Australian National University involving 1,535 people found that belief in evolution is related to moral decay.
In an article entitled Morals decline linked to evolution David Catchpoole writes:
For years, many people have scoffed at any suggestion that the evils in society could be linked with the teaching of the theory of evolution. But new research has confirmed what Bible-believers have known all along—that the rising acceptance of Darwin’s theory is related to declining morality in the community.
The research survey of 1535 people, conducted by the Australian National University, revealed that belief in evolution is associated with moral permissiveness. Darwin himself apparently feared that belief in evolution by the common man would lead to social decay. The survey showed that people who believed in evolution were more likely to be in favour of premarital sex than those who rejected Darwin’s theory. Another issue which highlighted the contrast between the effect of evolutionary ideas and that of biblical principles was that Darwinians were reported to be ‘especially tolerant’ of abortion.
In identifying the primary factors determining these differences in community attitudes, the author of the research report, Dr Jonathan Kelley, said: ‘The single most important influence after church attendance is the theory of evolution.’
Atheism and unstable relationships
Creation Ministries International has a very informative article on atheism written by the Christian apologist Mariano Grinbank which echoes the information given above.
Grinbank writes concerning atheism and marriage:
“According to Barna, ‘Forty-two percent of adults who associate with a faith other than Christianity had co-habited, while atheists were the most likely to do so (51%).
“It is critical to stress that it is a well known fact that cohabiters experience a very high number of ‘breakups’ before getting married. ‘Millions of people … believe that cohabitation is a prelude to marriage. And for many, it is. However, Smock reports that 45% of cohabitations break up with no marriage. Another 10% continue cohabiting.’
“Barna did not include this enlightening fact in his research. Thus, if 21% of atheists divorce after marriage, and 45 % break up once or more before marriage, what we have is the astounding rate of about 66% of atheist couples experiencing ‘at least’ one break up. If, however, the number is 37%, then we have a shocking figure of 82% …
“What needs mentioning is the fact that many atheists do not cohabit as a prelude to marriage. They in fact see cohabitation as ‘equivalent’ to any marriage relationship … These break ups were not included in the Barna research …
“The appellation ‘Christian’ a Christian does not make. There are great numbers of people in this world who call themselves ‘Christians’ but have never internalized the teachings of Jesus Christ …
“Recently the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life has published its mammoth study on Religion in America based on 35,000 interviews. The results are quite enlightening in further elucidating the topic of atheism and divorce. According to the Pew Forum a whopping 37% of atheists never marry as opposed to 19% of the American population, 17% of Protestants and 17% of Catholics.(9) How enlightening… Not only do atheists cohabit and break up in very large numbers, they also do not marry in very large numbers.” [all emphasis by Caputo]
Vox Day further notes:
“the 2001 ARIS study … a much larger study that reaches precisely the opposite conclusion … according to ARIS 2001 more than half of all atheists and agnostics don’t get married … If one correctly excludes the never-married from the calculation, then atheists are 58.7 percent more likely to get divorced than Pentecostals and Baptists, the two born-again Christian groups with the highest rate of divorce, and more than twice as likely to get divorced than Christians in general.”
Polyskeptic.com and polyamory
Polyskeptic.com is an atheist website devoted to the issue of polyamory in relation to atheism.
Blogspot.com, where this Question Evolution! Campaign blog is hosted, has a statistics feature which among other things gives the total views of a blog in a given day. For the day of 5/13/12 (which is the last full day that blogspot.com has statistics for) this blog received 1,202 total views according to blogspot.com.
This Question evolution! blog, which has not yet been heavily promoted, has an Alexa traffic rank of 2,178,256 as of June 14, 2012. The website Polyskeptic.com has an Alexa traffic rank of 2,276,133 as of June 14, 2012.
Wikipedia on polyamory
Wikipedia was founded by the atheist Jimmy Wales and the agnostic Larry Sanger. Wikipedia has a pro-atheism/evolution slant.
For example, the current Wikipedia article on atheism is very flattering to atheism. As of June 14, 2012 the Wikipedia atheism article does not explicitly mention the tens of millions who died under atheist communist regimes although it does allude to it. Dr. R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, is the scholar who first coined the term democide (death by government). Dr. R. J. Rummel's mid estimate regarding the loss of life due to communism is that communism caused the death of approximately 110,286,000 people between 1917 and 1987. In addition, Wikipedia has no current article on militant atheism and deleted an article written on militant atheism.
As of June 14, 2012 Wikipedia had this flattering description of polyamory:
Polyamory, often abbreviated as poly, is often described as consensual, ethical, or responsible non-monogamy. The word is sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to sexual or romantic relationships that are not sexually exclusive, though there is disagreement on how broadly it applies; an emphasis on ethics, honesty, and transparency all around is widely regarded as the crucial defining characteristic.
Atheist Nexus and polyamory
The website Atheist Nexus bills itself as "The World’s Largest Coalition of Nontheists and Nontheist Communities." Like many atheist websites as of late, it has seen a large drop in web traffic (see the article Internet atheism: The Thrill is gone!). The website traffic tracking company Compete.com indicated that as of 5/12/12 it received 12,543 unique visitors a month.
The website Atheist Nexus has an entire group devoted to polyamory. As of June 14, 2012 the polyamory group had 89 members.
Below is a web traffic graph of the website Atheist Nexus according to the web traffic tracking company Compete.com and the graph covers the time period from 5/2011 to 5/2012:
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