Friday, April 12, 2013

Re-positioning the decades long "atheist nerd brand" is going to be close to impossible. Also, the "golden age of internet atheism" is coming to an end

The militant atheist PZ Myers has finally admitted the atheist community is on the "cusp of a crisis" due their atheist nerd brand.  Of course, with the declining global atheist population,  their firmly entrenched "atheist nerd brand" that will stymie their growth into the general population and the economic crisis of secular Europe, this comes as no surprise.  See:   PZ Myers admits atheists are a largely an irrelevant group of nerds and  Global decline of atheism/agnosticism  and  A crisis facing atheism

How easy it to going to be to alter the decades long "atheist nerd brand" in the mind of the public? What will happen if atheists succeed?

One could argue that the "atheist nerd brand" in Western Civilization has been around since at least the 18th century via Baron d'Holbach and other European like-minded atheists during this period.  But I will be conservative and merely state the "atheist nerd brand" has been around for merely decades.

So how easy will it be for atheists to shed the "atheist nerd brand"?

Consider this excerpt from an marketing article on brand re-positioning
 Repositioning a brand can be all but impossible, especially for a decades old, entrenched brand that has become a verb as has Xerox. However, the company has needed to expand beyond its position in copiers for many years to achieve the growth shareholders expect of the company. The current repositioning challenge has fallen to Christa Charone, CMO since 2008.

In an article in Advertising Age, she acknowledges how difficult this is and how previous attempts have failed, mostly because the new position makes no sense to anyone who knows Xerox. As Ries and Trout famously told us in the 1970s (and since), it is easier to capitalize on what people already believe than to try to change their minds.
If atheists are going to shed their "nerd brand" they are going to have to focus less on their promoting their evolutionary pseudoscience and other facades of rationality.  But if they do that, Darwinism and atheism will collapse sooner then if they were to re-position away from their "atheist nerd brand".  In short, what we have here is a no-win situation. If you want to read about the irrationality of atheism, I recommend this excellent free e-book: The Irrational Atheist

The "golden age of internet atheism" is coming to an end

On top of this situation, Christians and creationists are getting more aggressive on the internet and their has been a decline of internet atheism so the "Golden Age of internet atheism" is coming to a close.  See: Christian internet evangelism and Creationists expanding their internet reach and Decline of internet atheism 

And Christians and creationists are starting to get very excited about the internet so the momentum is likely to accelerate.  Christians and creationists are beginning to network and share their internet expertise.  See: Christendom and the year 2013 and VisionSynergy

Other trends and factors showing atheism has an unpromising future

A crisis facing atheism

Global decline of atheism/agnosticism 

Decline of internet atheism 

Evolutionists, atheists and agnostics: What is your master plan to reverse your decline?

Trends facing atheism

Decline of atheism video

Eric Kaufmann: Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? from Australian Broadcasting Corporation on

Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?

Eric Kaufmann - Demography and religion/secularism

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


  1. I mean, as an atheist who has been seen by some as a nerd for all my life. I'm not interested in a global atheistic movement. Like, I dont adamantly hate religion or the idea of god, I just don't believe in fairy tales. I dont believe in it and thus it isnt a part of my life. I was a nerd before I realized I didn't actually believe in god (I was loosely raised Catholic, I don't think my parents ever believed in god).

    My point being, so long as you don't shove a book of bronze age folk tales into our science classrooms and restrict our rights based on what people may or may not have said once upon a time, no one cares about "is christianity rising" or "A decline of global atheism". So what? Who cares? I don't live my life based on popularity or trend.

    1. Albob,

      I don't believe you think Darwinism is valid science. I think you are bluffing and are merely a poser/whiner.

      Are you willing to have a debate centered around the 15 questions for evolutionists (see: )
      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:,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

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      There will be no future communication with you via this blog until you accept this debate offer and carry through with the debate.


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