For some The Flintstones is a documentary

You know that there are people who believe truly crazy things that conflict with everything we actually know, in fact, thanks to the Internet we are awash with all sorts of claims that pop up each day, hollow earth, aliens, miracles, bigfoot, etc… the list is almost endless. Anyway, to mark the release of Jurassic … Read more

Christian Claim: “atheism in the US has remained flat for over seven decades”

As might be expected, in response to the latest Pew research report that highlights a huge growth of nones and the decline of belief in the US, many believers are popping up to claim that the numbers are all wrong. An example is Jerry Newcombe popping up on the Christian Post with the claim that atheism … Read more

Latest Poll: Christianity shrinking very fast in U.S

The Pew Research Center released their latest results yesterday for 2014, and what they have yielded is a result that is not really a surprise … “Christians Decline Sharply as Share of Population; Unaffiliated and Other Faiths Continue to Grow” OK, so let’s poke about in the numbers a bit and see what pops out, … Read more

A few thoughts on the Pew Research “religion will be big in 2050” poll

As might be expected, the pew research poll that claims a huge growth in religious belief has turned into a bit of a wet dream for many religious folks. For example, here is Fr. Dwight Longenecker (a Catholic priest) claiming “The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out” … It is religion which continues to grow around the world while … Read more

BBC Poll of British Muslims – What does it really tell us about Islamophobia?

So there has been a poll of British Muslims that was commissioned by BBC Radio 4 and the results are now out. There is both good news but also some rather worrying stuff as well. First, what did they actually do? They polled one thousand and that is supposed to be a number that is statistically … Read more