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Just correcting a review below...,
This review is from: The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World (Hardcover)
I haven't read it, I just want to correct N Beale's misleading statement below. S/He says that only 11,000 people declared themselves 'Atheist' on the 2001 UK census. However, 'atheist' was not a pre-printed option, and most atheists would have simply (and accurately) ticked 'No Religion' rather than writing in the word 'Atheist'. The number who ticked 'No Religion' was 8.5 million.
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Initial post: 18 Jan 2008 17:31:38 GMT
Mr. N. A. Webster says:
'Atheism' is not the same as not being a member of a religion. Many people (perhaps even the majority) reject religion in the west yet still maintain some personal belief in the supernatural or God.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2009 11:48:06 GMT
R. Davies says:
Atheism isn't the same as 'no religion' for the reasons you give, but I think Jason Mills' general point stands regardless. I am an atheist and guess what, I ticked "No Religion".
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