There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
According to a new poll by Gallup, belief in the supernatural is at an all-time low. In a world riven by religious schisms over the unprovable, the major findings are worth celebrating. Gallup compares responses in 2001 to those today:
- God belief has declined from 90 percent to 74 percent (12 percent don’t believe, 14 percent aren’t sure).
- Belief in the devil has dropped from 70 percent to 58 percent.
- Belief in angels has decreased from 79 percent to 69 percent.
- Belief in heaven has gone from 83 percent to 67 percent.
- Belief in hell has declined from 71 percent to 59 percent.
“Like Ron Reagan, increasing numbers of Americans aren’t afraid of burning hell,” says Annie Laurie Gaylor, FFRF co-president.
It’s cause to celebrate that belief in hell is declining. It should be socially unacceptable to believe someone deserves to be tortured for an eternity for not being the ‘right kind’ of Christian.
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