DIVORCE : NEW ENLIGHTENING FACTS
Two new facts have been published recently that
atheists will not publish so readily. These very important facts help
demolish the myth they have been propagating for years that atheism
contributes to success in marriage and that atheists are more successful in
their marriage relationships that some major Christian denominations.
Recently the Pew Forum on
Religion and Public Life has published its mammoth study on Religion in
America based on 35, 000 interviews. The results are quite enlightening in
further elucidating the topic of atheism and divorce rates. According to the
a whopping 37% of atheists never marry
as opposed to 19% of the American population, 17% of Protestants and 17% of
Furthermore, Barna has just completed an enlightening new study which
conclusively spotlight the fact that atheists have no reason whatsoever to
gloat about any special success in marriage.
Thirty percent of atheists and agnostics had been married and subsequently
divorced. However, the three-point difference from the national average was
within the range of sampling error, suggesting that their likelihood of
experiencing a dissolved marriage is the same as that of the population
at-large. A representative from Barna also pointed out the
atheists and agnostics have lower rates of marriage and a higher likelihood
of cohabitation, a combination of behaviors that distort comparisons with
Thus, because any previous
stats which appeared to indicate lower divorce stats among atheists did not
acknowledge high cohabitation rate and significantly lower number of
marriages, they were in fact unfounded and so was the related gloating found
on many atheist web sites.
The Pew Forum on Religion and
(19 November, 2013).
(19 November, 2013).
Author of the award-winning book,
God Seen Through the Eyes of the Greatest Minds
HELPFUL WEB SITES
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Atheism
Antitheism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apologetics Press - Militant Atheism
OBJECTIVE: Confronting Militant Atheism
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