The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann is an agnostic.
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?
In April of 2010, Eric Kauffmann declared that "the rate of secularisation has flattened to zero in most of Protestant Europe and France."
Furthermore, Kaufmann writes:
Worldwide, the march of religion can probably only be reversed by a renewed, self-aware secularism. Today, it appears exhausted and lacking in confidence. ...reason alone is unlikely to win the hearts of the masses. Secularism's greatest triumphs owe less to science than to popular social movements like nationalism, socialism and 1960s anarchist-liberalism. Ironically, secularism's demographic deficit means that it will probably only succeed in the twenty-first century if it can create a secular form of 'religious' enthusiasm.Yes, my evolutionist friends, European Darwinism and atheism are doomed! Global Darwinism, atheism and agnosticism are doomed!
For more information please see:
Religious immigrants highly resistant to secularization will dramatically alter the religious landscape of Europe
The future of European Darwinism and atheism is bleak
Global Darwinism is doomed
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|