In my article A key ally of atheists is much weaker and goes AWOL. Google news and other data reveal another train wreck for the atheist movement, I point out that people around the world trust the mainstream news organizations less and less. I also pointed out that mainstream media has a pro-atheism bias.
In the 20th century, atheism expanded with a bang. According to the University of Cambridge, historically, the "most notable spread of atheism was achieved through the success of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought the Marxist-Leninists to power."
Lately, I have put in the word "atheism" into Google News and the pace of the stories on atheism is like molasses. It is the slowest moving in terms of news stories that I have ever seen.
I predicted that news related to Donald Trump would help to crowd out news stories on atheism. I also predicted that secular leftists would do less atheist activism and shift to activities related to opposing Donald Trump. Furthermore, I pointed out that many secular leftists have been in a state of shock and demoralization related to the Trump presidency. In addition, I pointed to British/American polling indicating that the growth of atheism appears to have currently peaked. And of course, i pointed out that not only is the percentage of atheists shrinking in the world, but scholarly data indicates the that actually number of atheists in the world may now be shrinking.
And remember when I said that 2017 is going to be a TERRIBLE year for atheism. How right was I?
Consider this data from Google trends :
Google searches for the word "atheist" at Google USA
Google searches for the word "atheist" worldwide
Atheism is going out with a whimper
But is the media widely reporting on the issue of the decline of atheism? No, it is not. It is largely very quiet on this issue. As I mentioned above, Google News is providing news articles on atheism at a very slow pace.
Modern atheism came into a bang in communist areas of the world, but now atheism as a whole is going out with a whimper. Please read the article: Global atheism statistics
Death by a thousand cuts. That is how atheism is dying in the world.
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