Atheism long and short term
Religious folks, are told consistently to "be fruitful and multiply" Indeed, the muslim population seems to be exploding.
Thus my question, Atheists have always been around, perhaps the percentage has gone up a bit due to tech and more easily accessible scientific knowledge but I doubt it has gone up a lot. But again atheists wont have as many children I think. How long will it take for atheists to really have a say? How long will it be before we don't have to worry about sending troops to iraq with the blessing of "god". They are going to iraq and other countries to die and go to a better place right? Well as an atheist I know better of course, we send them to die and they are dead. Terrible. But I am getting off the subject.
I don't have kids, I am well aware of the self absorbed disease I have, along with many other people in the US. It is more obvious when people have kids of course, they plop them in front of the tv and go do their own thing. Or better yet, let their grandparents raise them. The world of entertainment we have makes it hard for me personally to care much about anything but going to work, getting off work and playing on the computer, watching a movie etc.
Will christians maintain their foothold, simply due to their dogma telling them to have many children to program into religion. I say maintain, because from what I read christians are actually on the decline. Muslims however are on the major upswing.
Will we always have this small percentage of numbers? I am not an atheist because I think it's "cool" or to be different, which at this time it does seem different. I would rather be what was considered normal but I don't see that happening in my lifetime. Simply because I probably wont have kids. (I have 2 dogs that act like kids )
I'm wondering what reasons other atheists have to bear children as well.
On a side note, if I DID have kids, I don't think I would ever force my beliefs (or non-beliefs) on them. I would rather they be able to make up their own minds as they grew. This would be on my mind all the time, so, no real atheist programming.
Faith is the word but next to that snugged up closely "lie's" the want.
"By simple common sense I don't believe in god, in none."-Charlie Chaplin