Imagine If All Atheists Left America

I came across this video a while back, but had not gotten around to sharing it until today for various reasons… For most people here, nothing will strike you are extraordinary or new, but to see these ideas together is still kind of cool…

I also want to share a follow-up video from the creator of the first, responding to a number of the comments left, where he does a tremendous job going point by point to show the problems with their “arguments”…

Highlighting what would happen if all atheists were to leave America. Details of who would leave, what would change, and a look at other countries with virtually no Atheism.

SOURCES:
Over 10% of American population are atheist:
http://www.atheistempire.com/referenc…

Less than 0.25% of prisoners are atheist:
http://holysmoke.org/icr-pri.htm

Majority of Nobel Prize winners atheist:
The Religiosity and Religious Affiliation of Nobel Prize Winners (Beit-Hallahmi, 1989)

Majority of University professors atheist:
Religion and Spirituality among University Scientists (Ecklund, 2007)

Majority of scientists atheist:
http://freethoughtpedia.com/wiki/Scie…

Atheist Intellectuals:
http://brainz.org/50-most-brilliant-a…
http://www.celebatheists.com/?title=C…

Atheist Celebrities:
http://www.celebatheists.com/?title=M…

Poverty rate lower among atheists:
Society Without God (Zuckerman, 2008)

IQ higher among atheists:
http://www.interfaith.org/2008/06/20/…

Illiteracy rate lower among atheists:
United Nations Human Development Report (2004)

Average Income higher among atheists:
United Nations Human Development Report (2004)

Divorce rate lower among atheists:
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr…

Teen pregnancy rate lower among atheists:
http://www.americablog.com/2009/01/re…

Abortions lower among atheists:
Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)

STD infection lower among atheists:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news…

Crime rate lower among atheists:
Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)

Homicide rate lower among atheists:
Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies: A First Look (Paul, 2005)

Percentage of atheists in the countries mentioned:
http://www.adherents.com

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About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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3 Responses to Imagine If All Atheists Left America

  1. Melanie Dodd says:

    Excellent article. May I have permission to repost these statistics on my site?

    • Jeff Randall says:

      The statistics here are publicly available, and gathered from those two YouTube videos… I’d say that spreading them and giving credit (embedding or a link) to the YouTube videos is just fine.

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