Monday, January 28, 2013

Bad news for atheists in France! The atheist Dr. Niles Barber is not going to like hearing this!

On July 10, 2012, I published article entitled Does atheism thrive on economic prosperity? Does religion prosper when people are desperate and ignorant?

In that article I cited the work of the atheist Dr. Niles Barber who wrote:
Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe.

In my new study of 137 countries (1), I also found that atheism increases for countries with a well-developed welfare state (as indexed by high taxation rates). 
 In response, I wrote:
 Perhaps, an argument can be made that increased prosperity plus socialism (which is an ideology of the secular left so atheistic thought would be expected to be more prevalent to begin with) increases atheism....
Well, it seems as if secular France is headed toward a LOT of economic pain and the secular elite in France appear to know this.  The Labour Minister of France just declared that France is "totally bankrupt".

My, my, my! The atheist Dr. Niles Barber is not going not like hearing this!  How can you have a generous welfare state in a bankrupt country?  What are lazy atheists who lack the Protestant work ethic going to do now? Break down and humbly pray for a job to the God they know exists?  And we know that many so-called internet atheists know that God exists. See: Atheist admits that evidence doesn't matter to him

For the full story, please read the articles:  France "Totally Bankrupt" Says Labour Minister; Inappropriate or Inaccurate? and Secular French leaders will play a key role in discrediting secular leftists and their ideologies such as Darwinism

Will Christian evangelicalism continue to be the fastest growing religion in France?

So will Christian evangelicalism continue to the best the fastest growing religion in France?

Please read these resources and decide for yourself:

French scholars say evangelicalism is likely the fastest growing religion in France

Immigrant churches are spreading fast in France

Global decline of atheism and the global rise of creationism and Christianity

France and creationism

Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape

The future of European Darwinism and atheism is bleak

Vive le biblical creationism in France! Au revoir, Monsieur Darwin!

Question Evolution! Campaign resources 
 
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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


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Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

More evidence for Christianity


Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Aging population among union members will erode public school indoctrination into Darwinism

What is Creation Ministries International's stance on creationism in schools? You can read their policy at: The teaching of creationism in schools

Also, I highly recommend reading this article: American attitudes about teaching creationism in schools

With that said, public school indoctrination into Darwinism has received some very bad news in the last 12 months in terms of its future capacity to indoctrination children. 

Aging union membership spells trouble for pro-evolution public school teacher's unions

Teacher's unions tend to favor liberal policies and liberals tend to favor Darwinism.  In addition, they tend to favor the public schools. For example, in a creation vs. evolution battles in Florida/Tennessee the teacher's union and the American Civil Liberties Union favored Darwinism (see: Tennessee Teacher's Union and creationism  and Florida Teacher's Union and creationism).  For more information, please see: Teacher's unions

On January 24, 2012 The Atlantic reported:  Why old age could kill American unions

An excerpt from the article:
Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the union membership rate in America continued its long, painful collapse in 2012, falling to 11.3 percent of all workers, its lowest level since the 1930s. As the AP notes, 30 years ago, 20 percent of all workers were in unions. In 1935, when President Roosevelt enshrined collective bargaining rights in the National Labor Relations Act, the rate was 13.2 percent.
For all intents and purposes, organized labor has been blasted back to its pre-modern era.

And yet, things stand to get much worse in the coming years, whether or not red state politicans keep passing right-to-work laws or factories go on another spree of layoffs. You see, unions aren't just shrinking: They're getting older. Significantly older.

Also consider these reports about several locales in Western Countries in relation to aging teacher populations:

NCEI SURVEY OF TEACHERS SHOWS AGING, INCREASINGLY FEMALE FORCE - PLANNING TO RETIRE SOON

A profile of teacher populations

Michigan teacher population aging

Related articles in the last 12 months

On September 1, 2012, we reported The agnostic Bill Gates presents data supporting the idea that public schools are facing increasing funding issues. Good news for cost effective creationist private education

On January 25, 2012, we published article entitled MSNBC reports creationism spreading in schools thanks to vouchers plus teacher's unions receive another big loss. Creationists expanding outreach to young people in 2013 

In June of 2012, we reported on the rapid growth of conservative Christian Bible schools and the Question Evolution! Campaign forming alliances with them:  Bible clubs in schools

A UK professor's prediction of the rise of the rise of the American pro-life movement is occuring. American creationism is also seeing a lift in support

On January 25, 2012, the liberal media outlet National Public Radio admitted:
Organizers say today's March for Life rally in the nation's capital may bring more anti-abortion activists to the streets than last year's estimated 400,000. By midday, a large crowd was gathered in the National Mall, listening to speeches from former GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum and others and preparing to march toward the Capitol and the Supreme Court.

"We've seen lots of markers that would show that," Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, tells NBC Washington. "Our hotel block sold out a month in advance of what it's ever sold out, and we've had more media requests than ever before, so we expect really record-breaking crowds."
The Birkbeck College, University of London professor Eric Kaufmann wrote in his 2010 book Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? concerning America

High evangelical fertility rates more than compensated for losses to liberal Protestant sects during the twentieth century. In recent decades, white secularism has surged, but Latino and Asian religious immigration has taken up the slack, keeping secularism at bay. Across denominations, the fertility advantage of religious fundamentalists of all colours is significant and growing. After 2020, their demographic weight will begin to tip the balance in the culture wars towards the conservative side, ramping up pressure on hot-button issues such as abortion. By the end of the century, three quarters of America may be pro-life. Their activism will leap over the borders of the 'Redeemer Nation' to evangelize the world. Already, the rise of the World Congress of Families has launched a global religious right, its arms stretching across the bloody lines of the War on Terror to embrace the entire Abrahamic family.
Kaufmann using a multitude of demographic studies argues in an academic paper entitled Shall the Righteous 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..."

On June 1, 2012, the Gallup organization released a survey on the percentage of young earth creationists in the United States has increased in recent months (approximately over 12 months).

The 6 point rise in the percentage of young earth creationist in about a year's time or so was an increase from 40% of Americans reporting to being young earth creationists to 46% of Americans reporting to being young earth creationist. This is the single biggest jump since Gallup has been polling on this issue.

The Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists and the efforts of other creationists are working!  The Gallup article can be found here: In U.S., 46% Hold Creationist View of Human Origins

Human Life Questions and Answers

Key articles

Abortion-what stand should Christians take?

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Eugenics—the evolution connection

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stop the U.S. government from officially recognizing Darwin Day - Our Question Evolution! group supports this petition


House Resolution 41 proposes that February 12, 2013, be declared as Darwin Day. This goes against the views of nearly half the US population who express some form of opposition to the General Theory of Evolution. A petition has been started, which needs 100,000 signatures for it to go to the next level. Please encourage your fellow American creationists and other Darwinism skeptics to exercise their First Amendment right to petition their government and make their voice heard on this issue. The petition will not be searchable on the whitehouse.gov site until it gets 150 signatures, so here are the links to it, below.

Short link: http://wh.gov/yGdP

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Life: an insurmountable problem for atheism

Now that we have the basic introductions out of the way, let's get down to why the first question in the Question Evolution! Campaign, "How did life originate?", is so important to both creationists and evolutionists. First, why is it important to evolutionists? Well, that's easy enough. Because of the evolutionary assertion that life was not created but rather evolved as is expressed by evolutionary biologists such as Julian Huxley who said:
"In the evolutionary pattern of thought, there is neither need nor room for the supernatural. The earth was not created; it evolved. So did all the animals and plants that inhabit it, including our human selves, mind and soul as well as brain and body. So did religion." -   The Humanist Frame (1961) p. 18
The problem of course is that Julian Huxley had no idea how life on Earth actually evolved from nonliving material into biological organisms and now, 50 years later, evolutionary biologists still have no idea. That is why they have to pour millions of dollars of taxpayers money into research to figure it out. The assertion that life evolved is made in complete ignorance of how it could have possibly done so; not because they know but in spite of the fact that they don't know. Not only that but such an assertion is in direct contradiction to what we do understand about the Law of Biogenesis, that life only comes from life.

Now, in all fairness then, the question arises, "How can we know that life was created?" or more simply put, "Was life created?" and if so, "How was life created?" These are the questions that I have personally been working on for a good many years. You could call it my own personal Question Creation campaign in a sense because I have investigated these questions for myself long before the initiation of CMI's 15 questions for evolutionists.  

The primary question to answer then is this, "If life was created then what should we find?" Or,
More specifically, "If living organisms were created by God then what should we find?"

First we need to define some terms.
From the "Merriam-Webster" dictionary online:

Definition of CREATEtransitive verb
: to bring into existence <God created the heaven and the earth — Genesis 1:1(Authorized Version)>a : to invest with a new form, office, or rank <was created a lieutenant>
b : to produce or bring about by a course of action or behavior <her arrival created a terrible fuss> <create new jobs>: causeoccasion <famine creates high food prices>a : to produce through imaginative skill <create a painting>
b : design <creates dresses>

The first definition here is "to bring into existence" as in "God created the heaven and the earth" but I also want to bring attention to another word, Design, because it is listed as a definition and has specific implications to aspects of the creative process.


Definition of DESIGNtransitive verb
: to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan: devisecontrivea : to conceive and plan out in the mind <he designed the perfect crime>
b : to have as a purpose : intend <she designed to excel in her studies>
c : to devise for a specific function or end <a book designed primarily as a college textbook>
archaic : to indicate with a distinctive mark, sign, or name
a : to make a drawing, pattern, or sketch of
b : to draw the plans for <design a building>
intransitive verb
: to conceive or execute a plan
: to draw, lay out, or prepare a design

Now, it is the definition of "design" that gives a particular scope to answering the question, "Were living organisms created?" because of the close similarity of things which we Know are designed (such as motors, electronic information transmittion and storage systems, digital cameras and video recording equipment, and so forth) to biological organs and organelles. So, if we know that motors, computers and video equiment were designed (because we can trace those designs back to their designers) then it would be only rational to believe that flagellar motors, brains and eyes were also likewise designed. This is pure common sense.

But, there's more. When we look closer at the molecular structure of a living cell we find that there is something about the operational function within the components which presents several conundrums, Catch22s, which would lead one to believe that they must have been designed by a supernatural designer. For example; a ribosome is composed of ribosomal RNA(rRNA) strands which are wound up and held in place by ribosomal binding proteins which keep these rRNA strands from coming unraveled. Now, we know that ribosomes manufacture proteins but proteins are what hold ribosomes together so they can do so. Here's the problem with a purely naturalistic attempt such as the RNA World Hypothesis to explain this conundrum. In order to support the RNA World Hypothesis you need a functional ribosome which is NOT composed of these structural proteins and is capable of producing these structural proteins AND it should be shown both how these structural proteins became incorporated into the ribosomal structures and how their codon instructions were encoded into DNA.


Now, another more puzzling question arises.

If these ribosomal structural proteins were not necessary for protein synthesis in the first place then why are they now present in every single living organism we have studied?

Such a Catch22 as the Ribosomal Structural Proteins is exactly the kind of thing that one would expect to find if biological organisms were created by God and this is exactly what we find.
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I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forget their use. Galileo Galilei
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Origin of Life Questions and Answers

Key articles


What are some basic problems with the naturalistic origin of life?


How do the laws of statistics and probability describe the evolutionary claim that life came about by chance?


What are some scientific problems with the idea that life arose due to ‘chemical evolution’?


Have scientists been able to create living cells from non-living matter in a lab, as the media claim?


Could DNA and the genetic code evolve by chance?


What is ‘irreducible complexity’ and how does it pose a problem for evolution? What are some examples of irreducible complexity?


Did life originate in outer space?

DNA - ORIGINS and EVOLUTION - An Embarrassing Condundrum 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pop goes the Darwinism higher education indoctrination bubble evolutionist weasels!



An American study found that forty-five percent of students achieved no significant improvement in their critical thinking, reasoning or writing skills during the first two years of college. After four years, 36 percent displayed no significant increases in these so-called "higher order" thinking skills.

In 2011, there were several reports that a higher education bubble would burst: Higher education bublle- The Economist  and Forbes - Higher education bubble and Higher education bubble will burst - U.S. News and World Report.

The bubble may burst in 2013-2014.  Amidst high unemployment for recent college graduates, The Daily Caller just reported: Moody’s downgrades higher ed financial forecast

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy declared on January 14, 2013:
Some of the same forces pushing this revolution are already impacting university bottom lines and "pricing power," according to a new Moody's study reported by The Wall Street Journal:

For the (current) fiscal year, 18% of 165 private universities and 15% of 127 public universities project a decline in net tuition revenue… Nearly half of the schools surveyed by Moody's reported enrollment declines this fall, though overall median enrollment remained relatively flat from the previous year… Moody's also attributed the enrollment decline at some public universities to a ‘heightened scrutiny of the value of higher education’ after years of tuition increases and stagnating family income.

While elite institutions like the University of Michigan are in a better position to navigate the transition, schools like Central Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Ferris State University and the rest of Michigan’s smaller state universities may be in deep trouble. Their massive overhangs of debt and underfunded employee pension promises are all but certain to bite taxpayers here as students and families increasingly discover alternative ways to acquire both learning and marketable credentials at a fraction of the cost of a residential college.
 With a large amount of students having trouble paying back their college debt, it is obvious the present system is not sustainable. See: Why the Student Loan Situation Is Worse Than We Thought

Furthermore, more cost effective and practical online education will further bite into the market share of brick and mortar universities: Study: Online Learning Outcomes Similar to Classroom Results

Higher education and the promulgation of Darwinism

Higher education evolutionist indoctrination plays a key role in the promulgation of Darwinism. So this could have a significant effect on Darwinism.

In 2009, the Digital Journal reported:
 Among those with high school or less, 21% believe in evolution, while 41% of those with some college education believe in evolution. This number climbs to 53% among college graduates and to 74% for postgraduates.

Disbelief in evolution exhibits more or less the same trend, in reverse. 27% of those with high school or less do not believe in evolution. Of those with some college education, 29% do not believe in evolution while this number is 22% in college graduates. Only 11% of the respondents with a postgraduate degree do not believe in evolution.
Also, in 2012 the Daily Reporter published a story entitled:  found that:  Study: academia really does discriminate against conservatives

I do believe there are worthwhile college programs such as programs which provide their graduates such as  training in the medical professions, engineering, computer science, etc.  However, there are a worthless programs in college such as LGBT studies, evolutionary biology, etc.   Colleges and universities are going to have to pay the price soon for their promotion of a lot of useless ideology such as Darwinism.

John Stossel - Is college a rip-off?




Liberal colleges are a scam



Who needs College Anyway? Remarks by Charles Murray



Question Evolution! Campaign 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


Other related resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Atheism

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

More evidence for Christianity


Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Secular French leaders will play a key role in discrediting secular leftists and their ideologies such as Darwinism


Darwinism was one of the foundation stones of communism (see: Darwinism and communism and Marxism, law and evolution: Marxist law in both theory and practice).  In addition, European socialist leaders have been hostile to biblical creationism (see: When will Europe wake up? ).

Also, unlike most liberal economics academics, Peter Schiff the owner of EuroPacific Capital was amongst the financial analysts who predicted the 2008 economic crisis.

John Browne of EuroPacific Capital wrote in a January 18, 2013 article entitled France And The UK Could Be The Lynchpins Of Europe which indicated:
Over the past two months, Europe’s problems seem to have disappeared from the headlines. However, the new French Socialist government is pushing ahead with policies that favor significantly higher government spending, greater regulation of business and commerce, and severely higher taxes on high earners. The long term effects of these policies, which I believe will lead to further economic decline, may be given fresh scrutiny if France is drawn into a lasting conflict in West Africa as a result of its surprise intervention in Mali last week...

French President Sarkozy was a Europhile. He conducted French policy in lock step support of German initiatives. However, his successor, President Fran├žois Hollande, is an ardent Socialist. His policies are leading France towards a possible economic disaster on par with those facing Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIGS). Intimating that France was a potentially mortal threat to the EU, the Economist’s cover for the November 17th - 23rd 2012 issue carried the headline,‘The time-bomb at the heart of Europe.’ An open ended commitment to defend France’s former West African colonies against Islamist incursions from the Sahara could fast track a fiscal crisis. Whereas the economies of most of the PIGS were small enough to be bailed out, France has the world’s sixth largest economy. It is far too big for a bailout without threatening the economies of Germany and the UK.
Darwinism, atheism, agnosticism and socialism are secular religions promoted by secular minded governments of Europe (see: Darwinism and atheism are religions). If these governments fail, it will certainly cause these secular religions to be more closely examined by its populace and in the world at large.  In 2011, the religious and political scholar Professor Eric Kaufman wrote of the exhaustion of secular religions. We can see this exhaustion in the dwindling popularity of internet atheism and Darwinist websites which began in 2007.  See: Decline of internet atheism. and  The 2004 to 2007 publicity campaign for atheism was not sustainable. Public interest is not coming back
 
In addition, there is more infighting within the atheist community at the present time (see: Atheist infigthing and Freethoughtblogs ). This can't be helping the esprit de corps of the atheist movement and I read of atheist activists dropping out of the atheist movement because of it. It's clear that those holding secular ideologies lack coherent ideologies which offer reasonable explanations of the world so it is not surprising that their communities are pandemoniums.

Also, when do sports teams often engage in bickering? When things are going well or when they are losing?  It is obvious that those holding secular ideologies are unable to intellectually defend their nonsense and that they are losing the fight when it comes to the world at large (See: Global atheism).   For example,  the Christian philosopher Dr. William Lane Craig challenge the British Human Society and Richard Dawkins to a debate and they both ducked the debate offer. Creation Ministries International offered to to debate the members of the Global Atheist Conference in 2010 and they refused to accept their debate offer. See: 21 century atheism is well-known for its cowardice

Professor Eric Hoffman in an academic paper entitled Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century wrote concerning religious conservatives prevailing against weakened secularism:
Ethnicity and race may succumb to liberal modernity, but committed religious populations cannot be assimilated to liberal secularism fast enough to compensate for their demographic advantage in a world of plunging fertility and growing migration. In the end, it is a battle between religious fertility on the one hand, and, on the other, religious decline through the 'assimilation' of religious offspring into secularism. This paper argues that the weakness of secularism and a widening secular-religious fertility gap points toward a religious victory...

The principle of tolerating and 'celebrating' diversity is a corollary of postmodern relativism which opens up space for antimodern religious 'diversities' to take root. If they are demographically-powerful religious movements like Islamism or evangelical Chrisianity, they will exploit this weakness to progressively erode the hegemony of western secular humanism....

In the Europe of tomorrow, immigration and religious fertility will increase the proportion of committed Muslims and Christians, many from the developing world. It may seem fanciful to imagine a moral conservatism uniting white and nonwhite Christians as well as Muslims against 'secular humanists'. However, a version of this process has occurred in the United States, and it can be argued that the cocktail of cultural relativism, secular exhaustion and demographic change is even more potent in Europe than America. The division between native ethnic groups and immigrant groups is currently more important in Europe, but as the Muslim and religious Christian minorities grow, they will become as important for conservative politicians as the religious Hispanics of America whom the Republicans have so assiduously courted. At some point, it will make more electoral sense for European conservatives to appeal to a trans-ethnic coalition of moral conservatives than it will to stress anti-immigrant themes and ethno-nationalism. The liberal-left will find it extremely difficult to craft a defense of secularism given its investment in cultural relativism, the exhaustion of its secular religions, and its laissez-faire attitude to demographic change.

Standing back from the fray, we can think of demography as the achilles heel of
liberalism.
France and biblical Christianity
 
French scholars say evangelicalism is likely the fastest growing religion in France

Immigrant evangelical churches are a fast growing movement in France
 


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When will American and European Darwinism collapse? How fast will they collapse?

What does the historical record say about how fast secularism can collapse in countries?

China: World's biggest atheist population about to see a big decline

China's atheist leaders and intellectuals are panicking


Darwinism and atheism are religions. Atheism is faitheism.

Darwinists have established a cult of personality around Charles Darwin for their religion of Darwinism. Every year they celebrate Darwin Day on February 12. The agnostic and prominent evolutionist Stephen Gould wrote: "all theories [of natural selection] cite God in their support, and ... Darwin comes close to this status among evolutionary biologists ...".   In his book Rivals : Conflict as the fuel of science, Michael White similarly wrote: "Of course today, for biologists, Darwin is second only to God, and for many he may rank still higher."

In short, evolutionary belief has definitely become a religion. The atheist Michael Ruse, an evolutionist science philosopher,  admitted, “Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.”

See also: 15 questions for evolutionists

In addition, atheism is a religion.  See: Atheism: A religion  and Summary: Inclusive definition of religion and  Inclusive definition of a religion and Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Atheism =  FAITHEISM



Reasons to Believe We Have a Reasonable Faith



Evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ



Is Christianity a reasonable faith?




Question Evolution! Campaign 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


Other related resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Atheism

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity

More evidence for Christianity
 
Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos

Friday, January 18, 2013

When will American and European Darwinism collapse? How fast will they collapse?




Questions

1. When will European Darwinism collapse? When will American Darwinism collapse?

2. How fast will Christian creationism expand and Darwinism collapse in Europe?

3. What can Christendom learn from the experiences of an innovative and forward thinking Christian organization about speeding up the collapse of  European Darwinism, atheism and agnosticism? 


European creationism is growing.   Even in secular France, creationism is quickly growing. See:
Immigrant evangelical churches are a fast growing movement in France and  French scholars say evangelicalism is likely the fastest growing religion in France

This must be troubling to dogmatic evolutionist because if creationism can grow in Europe, it can grow anywhere.  We covered this matter in a number of articles: A collection of our articles on European creationism


Europe's economic prospects and its religious landscape

Michael Shedlock's analysis of the global economy and the European economic crisis is highly praised by both sides of ideological fence - namely by liberal media outlets and by conservatives in terms of their economic/political views. You can read his bio and see for yourself: Michael Shedlock's bio

Recent articles by Mr. Shedlock demonstrates that Europe's underlying problems are not being solved and they are going to lead to major economic problems in Europe: European economic problems and Eurocrises: Crunching the numbers and Europe's economic prospects
 
Even Germany a prodigious exporter is being affected now by the current problems.

In addition, there is some excellent economic analysis done by a mainstream newspaper on the Eurocrisis: The Eurozone explained via 5 simple grafts and  Can an economy still grow with serious debt?

Economics and atheism

Furthermore, we know that changes in the economic and political landscape can make significant and even dramatic changes in the religious landscape. See: Social unrest in Europe altering its religious landscape  and Does atheism thrive on economic prosperity? Does religion prosper when people are desperate and ignorant?

How strong is atheism in its young adherents

In addition, we know that atheism is a weak ideology and those raised in atheist households have low retention rates in terms of remaining atheists. See: Georgetown University study provides two clues to shrinking atheism faster

How fast can atheism collapse in a country? 

Furthermore, we know that atheism can collapse quickly in a country:

What does the historical record say about how fast secularism can collapse in countries?

China: World's biggest atheist population about to see a big decline

China's atheist leaders and intellectuals are panicking

So how fast will European creationism rise in Europe and Darwinism collapse?

Let us first examine some background information.

Other important background information

Global creationism and global atheism:  

Resources on the rise of global Christianity and creationism and the decline of global atheism

Why are the years 2012 and 2020 key years for creationist and pro-lifers?

Europe:  

Furthermore, we published articles on how European Darwinism has bleak prospects and how Christian creationism is expanding in European countries and how worsening economic conditions could accelerate this process:

The future of European Darwinism and atheism is bleak

A collection of our articles on European creationism
  
The speed of collapse of Darwinism in Europe

Professor Eric Kaufman,  who teaches at the University of London, Birbeck College, indicates that the higher rate of fertility of religious conservatives, the sub-replacement levels of fertility among the secular population and religious immigration will cause the religion to triumph in the world including secular Europe.  See: Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century and Religious immigrants highly resistant to secularization will dramatically alter the religious landscape of Europe

Financial commentator Michael Snyder wrote in his article The Coming Economic Collapse Will Not Be A Single Event:
Many people hype “the coming economic collapse” as if it is some kind of big summer Hollywood blockbuster.  Many people out there write about it as if it is something that will happen in a single day or over a few weeks and that it will suddenly change how the entire world functions.  But that is not how the financial world works.  The financial world is like a game of chess – very slow and methodical.  Yes, there are times when things happen very quickly (like back in 2008), but even that crisis played out over a number of months.  Sadly, most Americans are not used to thinking in terms of months or years.  These days, most Americans have the attention span of a goldfish and most Americans have been trained to expect instant gratification.  They are simply not accustomed to being patient and to wait for things.  Well, despite what you may have read, the economic collapse is not going to be a single event.  It is going to play out over quite a few years.  In some ways we are experiencing an economic collapse right now.  When the next major financial crisis occurs, many will be calling that “an economic collapse”.  But if you really want to grasp what is happening to us, you need to think long-term.  We are heading for a complete and total nightmare, but it is going to take some time to get to the end of the story.

Yes, there will certainly be times of great chaos.  The financial crisis of 2008 was one of those moments. But the financial crisis of 2008 did not completely destroy us. Neither will the next crisis. I think it is helpful to think of what is happening to us as a series of waves. When you build a beautiful sand castle on the beach, the first wave that comes in does not totally destroy it. Rather, the first wave weakens the castle and it is destroyed by subsequent waves. Well, that is what is happening to us.
I believe economic degradation of Europe will happen in a series of events and that economic competition with Asia and other countries will cause European decline to accelerate.  In addition, European governments will try to socialize the effects of their decline as much as possible. This will prolong their decline. The billionaire and legendary investor Jim Rogers is very bullish on China/Asia and has even moved his family to Singapore. As noted above, Christianity is exploding in China in terms of its adherents. See: China: World's biggest atheist population about to see a big decline
 
Also, there is a possibility that some European countries may minimize the effects of their long term decline by defaulting on their debt and forcing their bankers to take the economic lumps instead of their populace which Iceland did. See: Iceland: default and devalue  However, I don't believe that this will stem the long term decline of Europe in our lifetime.  Also, central bankers, private bankers and government bureaucrats are very stubborn and their influence is very strong so defaults on sovereign debt and/or private bank debt maybe the exception rather than the rule. See: Stubborn central bankers and Bankers and Italy/Greece 

Traditionally, when there is a state religion and there are political scandals the reputation of the state religion gets sullied. In addition, a state religion inhibits competition and so the religious landscape suffers in terms of quality and vibrancy (the religious scholar Rodney Stark does some excellent work in this area). Furthermore, when a state begins losing power, the state religion loses its grasp of power as well.

Darwinism is both an ideology and a religion. Michael Ruse, an atheist and evolutionist science philosopher admitted, “Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.”

So it would seem that European governments facing increasing economic problems would have their policies questioned concerning Darwinism by a growing religious population within their midst.  In addition, it would make sense that as secular Europe suffers decline that secular ideologies such as atheism, agnosticism and Darwin would be less influential in the world. Also, as Asian Christianity continues to explode and Asia continues to prosper long term, it would seem as if Christian influence in the world would increase.

Professor Eric Kaufman wrote concerning Europe in his paper entitled Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century :
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).

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.
Collapse of Darwinism in America 

America has a stronger history of religious freedom than Europe. So the religion of Darwinism has had less sway in America than in Europe. And make no mistake, Darwinism is a religion and ardent Darwinists have established a cult of personality around Charles Darwin.  See: Darwinism is a religion and Question Evolution! Day

So it seems reasonable to assume Darwinism would weaken faster in America than in Europe and that seems to be happening. See: American young earth creationism increased in recent months - Gallup survey

Europe's economy affecting American economy

It is reasonable to assume that European economic problems would affect a U.S. economy that is presently under 16 trillion dollars of federal government debt. Thinktanks and financial reporters indicate for good reason that the European crisis could have a very significant effect on the United States economy.  See: How contagious is Europe's econmic crisis and  America bruised by Eurocrisis

So given America's greater religious freedom and a worsening economic situation that Darwinism would start unraveling faster in the United States than in Europe.  See: Why our Question Evolution! group is focusing on America and Canada and Creating a creationist majority in America 

World creationism and European creationism 

Belief in biblical creation rising in America and the rest of the world would have an effect on Europe due to global communication and religious immigration. And of course, the reverse is true to some extent as well. So we believe that working on spreading creationism in North America, the UK, France, Germany, Latin America, Norway, Italy, other European countries, Korea, China and other places will have a synergistic effect in terms of defeating Darwinism.  

Speeding the collapse of Darwinism through Christian cooperation

Important questions:

1. What does recent Christian history tell us about evangelism and the benefits of Christian cooperation? Are their innovative Christian organizations achieving tremendous evangelism successes?

2.  Can these successes be applied to defeating Darwinism in the fastest possible time? 

These questions are explored in our recent article: The benefits of a worldwide coalition of creationist organizations and creationists will be seen in 2013

Christian creationists, why wait?

Creationists, why wait for Darwinism to come crashing down in the latter half of the 21st century if it can largely happen in the first half? We agree Darwinism is merely a collection of pseudoscience held together by indoctrination, don't we? Let break the bonds of indoctrination sooner rather than later.  Let raise our level of dissent louder and louder until it cannot be ignored easily. So get involved in the Question Evolution! Campaign and spread its dissemination 15 questions for evolutionists

One thing for certain: You put enough explosive charges under a dilapidated building in strategic places and the building will come down! Evolutionists, are you ready for your ideological house of cards to come crashing down? See: Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign





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



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