Atheism: An Evolutionary Disaster


“It is a great irony but evolution appears to discriminate against atheists and favour those with religious beliefs,” said Michael Blume, a researcher at the University of Jena in Germany who carried out the study. “Most societies or communities that have espoused atheistic beliefs have not survived more than a century.”


  1. Many of the hardcore atheists I know would not mourn the end of most human societies.

  2. I went searching for sources, and found this page of Michael Blume:

    I still can not find any real life example mentioned of an atheist society that did not last more than a century.

    What I do find is a mention that atheists are having fewer children. Which is a real issue.

    Israel initially was a largely secular country with a very small minority of strong religious believers. The Orthodox Jews, however, demographically bloomed until secular Israelis were a much smaller percentage than before. Same thing happened in the state of Kerala in India.

  3. Not something I would hold against them.

  4. Careful, Gene: You of all people know that this is no argument against atheism - I mean the identification of "true" with "evolutionarily successful."

    1. You are absolutely correct, Kevin: I am just noting that by the standard many (not all!) atheists themselves profess, atheism is a failure.


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