Sunday (London) Times: Atheists a dying breed as nature ”˜favours faithful’

Atheists, watch out. Religious people have evolved to produce more children than non-believers, researchers claim, while societies dominated by non-believers are doomed to die out.

A study of 82 countries has found that those whose inhabitants worship at least once a week have 2.5 children each, while those who never do so have just 1.7 ”” below the number needed to replace themselves.

The academic who led the study argues that evolution, credited by atheist biologists such as Richard Dawkins as the process solely responsible for creating humanity, favours the faithful because they are encouraged to breed as a religious duty.

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4 comments on “Sunday (London) Times: Atheists a dying breed as nature ”˜favours faithful’

  1. Milton says:

    Of course, whether religious people, or any other sort of people or living things, “evolved” at all is in some dispute. 😉

  2. Ex-Anglican Sue says:

    This ignores the conversion factor. Not all believers’ children remain believers, and atheists are frequently converted. (I’m the daughter of atheist Jews…)

  3. kmh1 says:

    “I’m the daughter of atheist Jews…”
    Oi vey, what a disappointment! 🙂

  4. Cennydd13 says:

    All of this reminds me of the military saying “There are no atheists in foxholes.”