In June of 2012, The Economist declared in an article entitled Europe's other crises:
EUROPE'S crisis is worse than it looks. As if the continent's troubled financial markets and economy were not a big enough burden, a decade-long (and largely unnoticed) improvement in its fertility rate seems to have come to an abrupt end.Meanwhile global Christianity and global creationism keep exploding in their number of adherents. See: Global creationism
Of the 15 countries that have reported figures so far this year, 11 saw falls in their fertility rates in 2011 (the fertility rate is the number of children a woman can expect during her lifetime). Some of the biggest declines occurred in countries hardest-hit by the euro crisis. Spain's fertility rate fell from 1.46 in 2008 to around 1.38 in 2011. Latvia's fell from 1.44 to below 1.20. Tomas Sobotka of the Vienna Institute of Demography points out that, in these countries, the fertility rise of the previous ten years has been wiped out in three. Big declines also occurred in Nordic countries that do not have fast-rising unemployment or big cuts in state spending. Norway's fertility rate fell from 1.95 to 1.88 in 2010-11; Denmark's from 1.88 to 1.76. But whether countries have high fertility rates, like Britain, or low ones, like Hungary, the trend is similar: a ten-year fertility rise stopped around 2008 as the economic crisis hit, and started to slide in 2011.
Will biblical creation churches do well in economic hard times?
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. But it is also doing well in Brazil which is an upcoming country in terms of economic performance.
Biblical creation belief grows in economic hard times plus can do well in prosperous countries.
Does atheism thrive on economic prosperity? Does religion prosper when people are desperate and ignorant?
Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape
The rich Swiss and Americans are a slap in the face to Darwinists. Yodele he who! God bless America!
The rich swiss continue to slap evolutionists across the face. Ouch! That must hurt!
Demographic research by academics - The righteous shall inherit the earth
told a secular audience in Australia: "The trends that are happening worldwide inevitably in an age of globalization are going to affect us."
In addition, 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 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." See also: See: Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for Christian creationists and pro-lifers? and Eric Kaufmann's website
Kaufman also wrote :
We have performed these unprecedented analyses on several cases. Austria offers us a window into what the future holds. Its census question on religious affiliation permits us to perform cohort component projections, which show the secular population plateauing by 2050, or as early as 2021 if secularism fails to attract lapsed Christians and new Muslim immigrants at the same rate as it has in the past. (Goujon, Skirbekk et al. 2006).See also: Religious immigrants highly resistant to secularization will dramatically alter the religious landscape of Europe
This task will arguably become far more difficult as the supply of nominal Christians dries up while more secularisation-resistant Muslims and committed rump Christians comprise an increasing share of the population.
Other trends and factors weighing in against Darwinism and atheism
Trends and factors weighing in against Darwinism and atheism
Decline of atheism videos
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
Creation Ministries International website resources
Creation vs. evolution answers
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
Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions
Evidence for Christianity
Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos
1. Birkbeck College, University of London, source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Birkbeck_College,_University_of_London.jpg
English: Birkbeck College, University of London
|Date||22 November 2008|
|Author||Matt From London|