Not a study, discusses a study of scientism.
They stated in the press 21% risk, it was actually 37%.
Let’s start with the actual statistics. Was George Barna quoted correctly? We have tried to locate the original stats from the Barna site, and this is what we found:
You can understand why atheists and agnostics might have a high rate of divorce, since they are less likely to believe in concepts such as sin, absolute moral truth and judgment. Yet the survey found that the percentage of atheists and agnostics who have been married and divorced is 37% – (Emphasis mine) very similar to the numbers for the born again population.
You go by if they’ve EVER been divorced, that’s how divorce risk works.
There isn’t a freebie.
“the percentage of atheists and agnostics
who have been married and divorced is 37% -“
I’d also like to see cause, including accusations of infidelity.
Are atheist spouses (no such thing logically) more likely to break their vows to a God they think is a joke?
A survey isn’t really a study, like poll data isn’t a vote, and as we can see, the number crunching sucks.
I’d also need to see the pair combinations and specific divorce risks:
atheist/Jew, atheist/Muslim, atheist/Christian, atheist/atheist.
If they’re a risk to themselves, that would be really damning, they can’t blame religion.
Marriage is religious so the fact they haven’t really studied this topic is indicative.
Barna did not include this enlightening fact in his research. Thus, if 21% of atheists divorce after marriage, and 45 % break up once or more before marriage, what we have is the astounding rate of about 66% of atheist couples experiencing “at least” one break up. If, however, the number is 37%, then we have a shocking figure of 82%. How is that for success in relationships?
dissolving “committed unions”
What needs mentioning is the fact that many atheists do not cohabit as a prelude to marriage. They in fact see cohabitation as “equivalent” to any marriage relationship. Therefore, their cohabitation break ups are to be seen as the end of what was to be a committed relationship. These break ups were not included in the Barna research, thus giving an incomplete picture of the true state of relationships among atheist couples.
yep, should count
especially in America with the idiocy of “common law marriage”
so it legally counts
It should also be stressed that, unlike what atheist propagandists preach on the Internet, it is a well established fact that people who live common law before marriage have a greater, not lesser chance of divorce than couples who don’t live common law. Thus, given the fact that atheists’ cohabitations rates are 51%, it is quite possible that their divorce rates are actually higher than the 37% mentioned by Barna.
Maybe they’re into polygamy (cucking) because they’re physically incapable of monogamy?
We’d also need a follow-up study after a marriage/divorce risk one, on MRI neurological proof of pair bonding structures and ability in religions + atheists.
It would be the KO.
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Connect neurological pair bonding impairment to sexual partner total (oral counts) and it’s over for SJWs. That would logically correlate to psychiatric complaints and other poor life outcomes.
“According to a Washington Post article, “According to calculations based on the American Religious Identification Survey of 2001, people who had been in mixed-religion marriages were three times more likely to be divorced or separated than those who were in same-religion marriages.”  Therefore, it would not be surprising if atheist/theist marriages also have increased marital friction and higher rates of divorce since these two worldviews are so different.”