Theists in severe decline.

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  1. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Can't see any link but noted on the Australian news today average beer consumsion down

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    "In 2016-17, the total alcohol consumed in Australia was equivalent to 186 million litres of pure alcohol, or 9.4 litres for every person in Australia aged 15 years and over," said Louise Gates, ABS Director of Health Statistics. "This is the lowest annual figure since 1961-62 and it continues the recent downward trend which started around 2008-09. Over three-quarters of alcohol consumed was from either beer (39%) or wine (38%). And while alcohol consumed from wine has declined recently, the drop in beer consumption has been the main driver for falling alcohol consumption with an average decline of 2.4% per year over the last ten years."

    "The major categories of alcohol sold are beer, wine, spirits, Ready to Drink (pre-mixed beverages) and cider. Using the average consumption levels for each category, the 9.4 litres of pure alcohol can be expressed as the average Australian aged 15 and over consuming the equivalent of 224 stubbies (375 ml) of beer

    http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@...8EC1516064FDA974CA25772F001F6C69?OpenDocument

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    More stats on link

    Less theist less alcohol consumption

    Verrrryyyy interesting

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  3. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    had i not just read this i would think you were scare mongering.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/world/asia/malaysia-caning-women-shariah.html
     
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  5. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    That gem certainly brought forth a chuckle.
     
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  7. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    It could

    Problem - what can you use a used priest for?

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  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    A nonworking clock does not tell the correct time.

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  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Speaking of repeating rhetoric.
    You constantly miss subtle & other differences.

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    You do not take statements at any values. You do not perceive them as they are.

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  11. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Yes it does.
    Twice a day to be precise.

    So says the memester ....

    If atheism is as you say, and has no values, its not clear why that would be a problem for you.
     
  12. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    A clock is a device which measures time. Being correct is more than chance coincidence.
    Your continuing childish attempts at insult do not mean anything here in reality.
    It is not clear why you say anything about something being a problem for me. It is a problem for you unless you do not care to understand what is being said.
    Saying atheism has no values is like saying not playing football has no values & a plate of no fish has no bones.

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  13. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Obviously you know how to use google. I suggest you use it every once in a while outside of your usual pursuit of hunting down hackneyed atheist memes.
     
  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Blow it up your skirt.

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  15. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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  16. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    You consult google in all your attempts to educate yourself, so it's poor form to suddenly quit now.
     
  17. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Social conservatism does not equal religion. Certainly not in china. And not even in the states, for that matter.
     
  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Correct. But social conservatism encourages people to belong to a religion. As social conservatism wanes, so does the impetus for young people to adopt the religion of their parents.
     
  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    As far as religion is concerned, it depends entirely on the society and conservatism. I mean, what do you suppose happens when/if atheism becomes mainstream (like in China or communist Russia, for example)? That rebellion against conservatism disappears? That adopting (new) religious practices never manifests because its against the (conservative) rules?
     
  20. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Not at all. There are plenty of very liberal Protestants in my area, for example - and they are raising their children in that religion.

    Conservatism tends to encourage people to participate in the same religion, but it is by no means required.

    Nope. Very little changes, other than the loss of power of the religious wings of the political parties.
     
  21. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    So you have never heard of the children of atheist parents becoming religious?
    Of communist tiers of government being shaken up by a religious constituent?
     
  22. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    ?? Of course. Just as the children of very religious parents sometimes become atheist. Children rebel.

    What is clear is that, on the average, more religious children are becoming atheist than vice versa.
     
  23. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    So what do you perceive will/would happen if atheism becomes mainstream? That it won't be "conservative" and hence will remain steadfastly impervious to rebellion or rejection by subsequent younger generations?
     

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