Atheism/Revert From Atheism

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Rex Ratio wrote at 2015-04-08 12:44:25
A 2013 University of Chicago (UoC) study found that in many western countries, church attendance is on the decline, and non-belief is increasing. The UoC study lists the difference between the ‘conversion’ and ‘deconversion’ rates.



In the US in 2013, 11% of people left their religion and only 4% have moved from unbelief to belief.



It should be pointed out that there is a significant difference between "moving to belief" and theism. If atheists and agnostics would be inclined to move towards a belief system, they are much more likely to settle on  deism, not theism.


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Margaret Placentra Johnston

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I am especially interested in helping people who may be in the throes of doubting their present belief stance - whether they are currently religious or atheist. I believe I can also lend perspective to those seeking to understand their own movement away from faith or that of someone close to them.

Experience

Despite a Catholic upbringing, I consciously discarded that religion over thirty years ago. However, in the last eighteen years I have been extensively researching the topic of belief versus non-belief and have discovered correlations among the experts that, seen together, lend a very intriguing perspective to this topic. My book related to this topic was published in October, 2012 by Quest Books: Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind.

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Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Washington Area Secular Humanists (and many others unrelated to this topic.)

Publications
www.mpjauthor.com Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind.(Quest Books, October, 2012.) http://www.exploring-spiritual-development.com http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margaret-placentra-johnston/

Education/Credentials
Researched and wrote a book on this topic: Faith Beyond Belief: Stories of Good People Who Left Their Church Behind.(Quest Books, October, 2012.)

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