Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Freethoughtblogs.com: World's biggest atheist blogging community seeing a big decline? Are atheist women or atheist men to blame?


1. The firm Quantcast is a leading web traffic tracking company which directly measures the web traffic of Freethoughtblogs.  Has Freethoughtblogs, the world's largest atheist blogging community in the English language, lost significant monthly web traffic since January 1, 2012 according to Quantcast?  Yes it has!

2. Has Freethoughtblogs.com lost significant web traffic in the last 3 months according to Quantcast?

3. Is Freethoughtblogs suffering from the fallout of a a toxic brew of atheist rape threats vs. feminism? Is atheism filled with contention and sour individuals?

4. Does the battle of the sexes within the atheist community have long term implications in terms of the future size of the atheist population?

Freethoughtblogs web traffic graph

According to the web traffic tracking company Quantcast which indicates it directly measures their web traffic this occurred:

Time period                                                           Unique monthly visitors

January of 2012                                                       490,270

September 9, 2012- October 8, 2012                         332,281

Freethoughtblog.com web traffic from  7/11/12 to 10/8/12 according to Quantcast

Atheism: A house divided against itself

Feminists vs. male atheist rape threat downplayers

Has the feminists vs. male atheist rape threat downplayers fight soured a lot of people on Freethoughtblogs.com? Are many male atheists jealous of Christian men with sweet Christian wives and girlfriends? Of course, they are! Are many atheist women jealous of Christian women and their loving husbands and boyfriends? Of course, they are!  And for good reason!

Below are some select quotes and videos related to the divided house of atheism:

Post  Elevatorgate scandal, at an atheist convention, Rebecca Watson claimed:
Hundreds of atheists have informed me that either they wanted to rape me, someone should rape me so that I will loosen up or that no one would ever rape me because I am so ugly".
Watson also declared: "It get regular rape threats. I get regular rape and murder threats".

On July 1, 2012, the atheist Ed Brayton wrote:
As many of you are no doubt aware, there’s been a lot of strife in this community lately. Some of it has been in public, some of it was in private and some of it may well go from being private to public as a result of all of this. So let me give you the news and clear the air: We are parting company with two of our bloggers: Thunderf00t and Greg Laden. We wish them both the best but, unfortunately, their behavior towards other members of the community has made it impossible to keep them as part of our network. This is not a matter of a disagreement or difference of opinion, but of behavior that we cannot condone or support.

None of this is a reflection on the worth of the many contributions that both of these people have made to the atheist cause. I hope and am confident that they will both continue to offer a lot of good things to this community.

On July 1, 2012 Rebecca Watson wrote post Elevatorgate controversy:
Skepchick has been exposed for what it is: a totalitarian Nazi clique who created an anti-harassment policy specifically so that men could harass women in bars and Muslim could force us to wear burqas. I know it’s true because noted atheist intellectuals Paula Kirby and Thunderf00t said so! I debated whether or not to write about this because the recent insults about Skepchick have been so self-evidently ignorant and wrong that I felt it would look like we were picking on tiny, angry babies. And no one likes to see that. I’m relenting only because the sheer amount and absurdity of the insults have reached a level that cannot be ignored, like a large mob of angry babies brandishing pacifiers and blankies as weapons.

Bible believers are seeing big results on the internet while contentious and childish atheists squabble 

 While YouTube most popular evolutionist Thunderf00t largely preaches to the atheist choir and gets embroiled in a bitter dispute concerning getting booted off of Freethoughtblogs, online Christian evangelism efforts by Bible believers are beginning to achieve massive results. See: Christian internet evangelism

Millions of people are reporting becoming Christians after going to Christian internet evangelism websites while atheism internet evangelism performs poorly and leading atheism websites Atheist websites are losing significant web traffic.

I love Thunderf00t's new video FreeThoughtBlogs and PZ Myers which sternly begins with his finger in the air: "This is your one warning!".

Do you hear me PZ Myers? I have drawn a line in the atheism sand! Step over it at your peril!

Worst possible time for atheist house to be divided

A divided house of atheism couldn't have come at a worse possible time for atheism and evolutionism as our Question Evolution! Campaign  group is launching a very strong effort to promote the campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists at the end of 2012 in order to have very strong and sustainable momentum to make 2013 the WORST year in the history of Darwinism. In addition,  Question Evolution! educational materials are soon coming out.

Is this widespread atheist contention going to end soon?

Consider this:

Jacques Rousseau wrote in the Daily Maverick: "Elevatorgate..has resulted in three weeks of infighting in the secular community. Some might observe that we indulge in these squabbles fairly frequently." An ex-atheist wrote: "As an Atheist for 40 years, I noticed that there is not just a wide variety of Atheist positions, but there exists an actual battle between certain Atheist factions."

So who is to blame as far as the atheist battle of the sexes? Both atheist men and women are a contentious lot.

The Apostle Paul wrote:
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galations 5: 19-23)
Future atheist population

Is a battle of the sexes affecting the size of the atheist population? Will atheists be fruitful and multiply or are they literally a dying breed?

Consider this information:

1. Atheism and marriage and divorce: Atheism, marriage and divorce

2. Future atheist population: Future of atheism

Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

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

FreeThoughtBlogs and PZ Myers

PZ vs Thunderf00t

Rebecca Watson

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