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We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

No religion is actually dominating the world's minds, BUT it's hard to get them organized!

Mrs. B' information about the rise of non-religion in Wales and England is actually the tip of the iceberg! The following facts are from fiable resources. Question: Then what?
1. The share of Americans who identify as atheists has roughly doubled in the past several years;
2. Atheists, in general, are more likely to be male and younger than the overall population;
3. Atheists also are more likely to be white and highly educated: About four-in-ten atheists;
4. Self-identified atheists tend to be aligned with the Democratic Party and with political liberalism;
5. Atheists overwhelmingly favor same-sex marriage and legal abortion;
6. Three-quarters (74%) say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm;
7. 8% of those who call themselves atheists also say they believe in God or a universal spirit;
8. Atheists frequently feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe;
9. Virtually no atheists (1%) turn to religion for guidance on questions of right and wrong;
10. But it’s not easy to unite people around not believing in something!

The above Pew Research Center and National Geographic facts confirm what I have been suspecting for years. We are a dormant giant. There are many of us all over the world, but coming "together as one" is a big challenge. How far is sharing facts among us going to take us? How "family" are we?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-...
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/05/7-facts-about-athei...

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Do we need to be a family to act as one? The issues most of us are concerned about, in my view, are not strictly about atheism so we do not have to push for them as a such

You're right Onyango and thanks for weeding the bug out. Being one is actually a cliched utopia. What I meant is synergy--whatever its form.

While heaven promises, hell threats and rituals keep sheeple together, there seems to be next to nothing binding coordinating the non-believers' efforts. "Organizing atheists is like herding cats,” says Stephanie Guttormson, the operations director of the Richard Dawkins Foundation.

One of the main causes of business failures is lack of vision. It's too hard for people to keep motivated when there's no clear long-term goal backed up by a continuous reinforcement. 

I do get your point of correction however.

Investing in our people and , maybe more importantly investing in our natural resources.

(I'm probably going to get in trouble for this statement.)

China, India, and other countries have more people than the land can bare/support. 

Why isn't birth control normal?

I know Catholics in the Americas have a bunch of children. That isn't right in my opinion.

Should our legacy be a world that's unstanable with global climate change and starvation for our grand children?

Raping the land for immediate goals isn't sustainable.

Where is the balance.

Was the Chinese one child act a good idea?

I think it was.

I don't think Athiests are communitsts, If that what you mean.

Social Democrats may be a better term.

Public Schools and roads and other infrastructure facilitates intovation and the economy.

Communism has had too many backslides to be promoted as a political or economic policy. I'm sorry if I have sounded so. By together as one I mean in the same direction. How else can people build anything strong without the end in mind first?

I'm a Socialist but I know many Atheists who are on the right of the political spectrum. I hate the idea that you have to be this or believe in that to be an Atheist. I think the only thing we Atheists should have in common is logic and reason. When I want to talk about Socialism I go on Socialist websites or start a group. I don't presume to know the political beliefs of my fellow Atheists.

I agree Johnny. Logic and reason are enough to unite most people. But not always.

Heaven, hell, or pegetory are nonsense.

As a beliver in the easter bunny, I hop and hop around the equinox.

Yawn.

IMNVHO (...Not Very...), saying we believe this about religion or don't believe that about religion works against us.

How so?

Beliefs, often determined by changing psychological or economic needs, are so varied and flexible that I avoid saying "I believe...." or "I don't believe...."

In contrast, evidence stubbornly remains what it is.

So, especially regarding religion or politics, I find it easy to tell people I have no evidence.

I didn't leap to that conclusion. Relationship issues sometimes compelled personal change, and during decades of political activity I often saw changing economic conditions influence political beliefs.

I enjoy all the statements in your post Alexis.

Regarding #2: Atheists, in general, are more likely to be male and younger than the overall population;

I've read and heard that parents are more likely to push religion on their daughters as a form of control.  Because of that more girls and women hold on to religious beliefs than boys and men.

When parents don't feel a need to push religion on their girls (more than their boys) that will signal a huge leap forward in equality and humanity.

As superstition succeeds to knowlege and understanding more will see their religious upbringing as mythology rather than what some call "The Gospel Truth"

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