How Many Atheists
Are In The World?
My Name is Ido and I need some help, I would like to know how many atheists are in the world? I will be glad to know if you have any article in this subject.
I will thank you for your reply.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: WebMaster:_Positive_Atheism_Index
Date: Monday, September 04, 2000 1:22 PM
The article in Encarta is one of the best "Atheism" articles I've seen in a reference book. Although it divides atheism into "atheists" and "nonreligious," if we add the two categories together (for they are all without theism), then atheists comprise the largest single sect -- unless you count the Orthodox churches and Roman Catholicism and the many sects of Protestantism and the various Christ-confessing offshoot religions (such as Mormonism) as a single sect, which they aren't even by their own standards.
I reprinted an earlier version of this article in the print edition and it is posted on our website.
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