Recently, an agnostic by the name of Fergus Mason wrote us again. I believe he is an agnostic who lives in Germany.
Previous, Fergus Mason claimed that the agnostic Professor Eric Kaufmann said that the rise of religious conservatives would be a disaster for the world (religious conservatives have significantly larger families than agnostics, atheists, liberals).
Of course, Mr. Mason cited no specific evidence from Kaufmann's book Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century so I was understandably skeptical of this claim. Being a Christian, if Kaufman believes the rise of fundamentalist Islam would be a bad thing, I could agree with him on this point (Islamic terrorism, Sharia law, Muslim mistreatment of women, errant religion, Christian persecution by Muslim extremists, etc.).
I know that Christianity is growing quickly in the world and that Christian religious conservatives have had a very positive effect in history (for example, the prominent abolitionists in the 1800s were Christian religious conservatives, Christian charities, hospitals, etc.). I also know the agnostics and atheists give far less to charity per capita in the United States than Christians/theists even if church giving is not counted. Plus, atheists have historically been the biggest mass murders in history. See: Atheism and mass murder
A little information about Eric Kaufmann. In article entitled Lady creation evangelist keeps spreading the word about Creation.com.
The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century that 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 and affect the Western World. See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for Christian creationists and pro-lifers?I know that Kaufman is an agnostic and based on an online interview I read with Kaufmann, I know that he would prefer that agnostics/atheists have a more influential position in society and that he is not in favor of the rise of religious conservatism. But Kaufmann does not want atheists/agnostics to get in a population race with religious conservatives due to the fact that he buys into global warming alarmism. See: Interview with Eric Kaufmann and Eric Kaufmann video
The agnostic Fergus Mason receives his second comeuppance
Our Question Evolution! Campaign group has offered to debate Fergus Mason relative to the 15 questions for evolutionists. I asked him to provide a video of a debate with our team or with a member of our team which he has yet to do.
Shockofgod runs a popular Christian/politics/motorcyclists YouTube channel and he is a member of our Question Evolution! Campaign group. When he debated evolutionists on the 15 questions for evolutionists, they didn't fare well (see videos below).
Mr. Mason could debate the YouTube Christian Shockofgod and his chat room moderator VivaYehshua who is studying biology at a university/college. He can pick any debate partner to debate them with an evolutionists of his choice. I believe Shockofgod would debate Mr. Mason one on one too if he could not find a debate partner or preferred a one on one debate. Shockofgod has had a very large number of debates with atheists/agnostics. I know he loves debating atheists/agnostics and was looking for more atheists/agnostics to debate last time I contacted him.
Yet, Fergus wants me to believe that he cannot get in contact with Shockofgod/VivaYehshua to set up a debate on the 15 questions for evolutionists. I don't buy this for an instant. Mr. Mason certainly has no problems getting in contact with me. Shockofgod runs a blog, YouTube channel, free chat room, Twitter account and blogtalkradio program. Why is Shockofgod so hard to get in contact with? Needless to say, I am not impressed with Fergus Mason's claim that he cannot get in contact with Shockofgod.
Next, here is a blog comment I recent posted to Fergus Mason in which I dispelled one his many errant notions:
I already whupped you badly in an exchange which wasn't hard given the weakness of your "argumentation" (if you want to call it that). See: http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2013/03/an-evolutionist-by-name-of-fergus-mason.html
Next, our Question Evolution! group gave you a debate offer already. Just follow though with it and provide me a video of the debate. Below is the debate offer.
Second, are you a glutton for punishment?
Fine, below is your second whupping! Take it like a man and don't cry!
Atheism/agnosticism are causal factors for below replacement level of births. And there are many series social problems associated with below level replacement levels of births. See: http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/05/globally-worldviews-of-atheism-and-non.html and http://www.thesocialcontract.com/pdf/ten-three/x-3-212.pdf and http://www.forbes.com/sites/currentevents/2012/10/16/warning-bell-for-developed-countries-declining-birth-rates/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxUD8E-qbyI
Eric P. Kaufmann and W. Bradford Wilcox just wrote a book entitled Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility. See: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whither-Child-Causes-Consequences-Fertility/dp/161205093X
Here is the Amazon.com description for the book:
"Birth rates are falling and fertility rates are well below replacement levels. At the same time, the economic crisis has forced governments to scale back public spending, reduce child support, and raise the retirement age, causing immense social conflict. Taking a step outside the disciplinary comfort zone, Whither the Child? asks how demography affects individuals and society. What does it feel like to live in a low fertility world? What are the consequences? Is there even a problem - economically, culturally and morally? No other book confronts so many dimensions of the low fertility issue and none engage with the thorny issues of child psychology, parenting, family, and social policy that are tackled head-on here."
Sorry buddy, Kaufmann's work once again helps demonstrate that it is atheism/agnosticism which are disasters for society and religious conservatives are a big boon to society!
Plus, Christianity is a big boon to science: http://creation.com/biblical-roots-of-modern-science
You lose again, buddy!
Here is our debate offer again:
Are you willing to have a debate centered around the 15 questions for evolutionists (see: http://creation.com/15-questions )
via a recorded oral debate which would be distributed to tens of thousands of people.
If you are confident in your evolutionary beliefs, please make the necessary arrangements via this free chat room: http://login.meetcheap.com/conference,89538844 You can make the necessary arrangements with the chat room moderators Shockofgod or VivaYehshua. Alternatively, you can email Shockofgod via his YouTube email at http://www.youtube.com/user/shockofgod
If you want to know more about the debate, any and all questions should be directed to Shockofgod or VivaYehshua
There will be no future communication with you via this blog until you accept this debate offer and carry through with the debate.
15 questions evolutionists hate: Live dialogue - Shockofgod
MOPC vs. Shockofgod debate exchange
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
Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos