Islam Against Atheism

Atheism is when an individual chooses not to believe in the existence of any deities. It is stating the position that there are no deities, or the absence of belief that there is a higher power governing the life of man.

To be an atheist means to reject the idea that there are gods in the Universe and to be an atheist means to question every religious belief that exists and being taught. Atheists are individuals who believe in the supremacy of human logic and reasoning; an atheist will rely on scientific principles and research and use this to conduct their daily living.

In the United States of America, 83% would identify themselves as Christians and the remaining 13% will identify themselves as having no religion or being an atheist. The remaining 4% are following non-Christian religions such as Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.

Atheists are free thinkers, they have no certain religious beliefs and traditions that they follow. There are no codes and religious conducts, they are not required by any church to stop drinking beer, or doing drugs and they believe in freedom as a way of life.

Atheists cannot be quantified and measured, while there are some who frequently have sex, do drugs and alcohol not everyone is in this percentage. There are many Atheists that do contain good moral value even though they don’t follow a Holy doctrine. There are also Atheists who are scientists, researchers, teachers, physicians, doctors as well as well known celebrities.

Islam is very much against Atheism because it contradicts their traditional beliefs especially the ones that are written in the holy book of Islam the Qu’ran.

Most Atheist no longer believe in traditional marriage, and would not follow certain social conducts being imposed by the church; this is seen as a threat by most religions especially Islam.

However, this is not a belief that all Muslims participate in, there are some Islam believers that are very accepting of other people’s beliefs, it will all boil down to the perception of the individual who is following a certain religion. If they can be open minded and know as well as accept that it is alright for other people in the world to not believe in the same way of life that they believe in then they will be able to come to terms with the lack of beliefs that Atheists possess. This will mean for a peaceful union between them.

Atheist Is Not Synonymous With Addict?

One common thought that the majority of adults hold is that Atheists have loose morals. People tend to think that because someone is an Atheist they are more likely to indulge in things that are frowned upon by those with high standards. This is not the case. Atheism and having morals are too separate entity’s. Just because someone is an Atheist, doesn’t mean that they are automatically addicted to sex, drugs, and alcohol. Although, some trends do seem to suggest that.

First, let’s talk about sex. Many know that those who believe in God have the belief that sex is bad before marriage. Therefore, there are some that stay away from it until then. The reality though is that most people have sex before marriage and don’t really care what God things about it. Not everyone, but some. Therefore, the same goes for Atheists. Of course, they don’t have to worry about the fact that God will smite them if they have premarital sex. That does not mean that all Atheists go out and sleep with everyone. They also have morals. Some still believe that they want to be in love first or they want to wait till the right time. Being an Atheist is not synonymous with being a sex addict.

Next up is drugs and alcohol. Again, people who believe in a religion, no matter what it is, tend to all think that God frowns about drugs and alcohol. There are teachings and laws that are against in indulging in such behaviors. They are considered “sinful.” Now, just because an Atheist doesn’t have to worry about committing a sin, doesn’t mean that they all go out and abuse drugs and alcohol. Of course, it might increase the possibility. Atheists still worry about the dangers, the health risks, and the costs of drugs and alcohol. They consider other things aside from whether or not it’s a sin like other religions think.

Overall, the possibility could be increased for atheists to indulge in these behaviors. Addiction is a strong word though and I wouldn’t say that they are addicted. The likeliness is increased because they don’t have to worry about committing a sin but it’t not always true. It’s not right to group all atheists into one category and say they’re a bunch of sex, alcohol, and drug addicts. Again, it all comes down to personal choice. Atheists could find things wrong with these behaviors other than the fact that they are sinful.

Religious Preference in the United States

Religion is the USA

Religion is difficult to describe, but for this article, it will be used interchangeably with “belief in, or worship of god”, “a collection of beliefs”, “an order of existence”, or “a cultural system.”

US laws prevent the government from meddling or interfering with any religious organization, institution, or denomination. Perhaps due to this right of an individual to his own religion in the US, there has grown a great diversity of religious beliefs and practices. There is a wide assortment of religion in this country, among which are:

Christians

• Protestants
• Baptists or Southern Baptists
Catholics
• Evangelicals or Born-Again
• Methodists
• Lutherans
• Mormons
• Jehovah’s Witnesses
• Seventh Day Adventists
• Episcopalian
• Presbyterian
• Many Others

Non-Christians

• Islam
• Judaism
• Hinduism
• Buddhism
• Scientology
• Others

No Religion

Atheist
• Agnostic

In a brief summary, 83% are Christians, 4% are non-Christian (Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, etc.), and 13% have no religion (atheists, agnostic) in the US. This percentile is different, if we compare it with the whole world, where 52% are non-Christian, roughly 33% are Christian, and about 15% have no religion.

Breaking the numbers down further, polls show that 53% of Americans are Protestants, 22% are Catholics, and 8% others, like Mormon or Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists.

Most American Protestants (a third of them) are unaffiliated; they are Protestants, but they don’t belong to a certain denomination. The next big group calls themselves Baptists or Southern Baptists. The rest of the other denominations are very small in size.

Almost half of black Americans belong to the Baptist religion, some 15% are non-denominational and 8% are Methodist. Most blacks are Christian, with only 3% with no religion.

With the whites, Catholics and nonaffiliated Protestants have almost the same percentage and 13% are Baptists. Thirteen percent of them have no religion or are atheist or agnostic.

It is noteworthy to see the trend shows that in the US, the number of Christians is declining and the number of adults with no religion is growing. This trend is taking place not only in some states but nationwide. The drop in the number of Christians is most obvious among young adults, but it is also true among Americans of various ages.

Nonetheless, the US remains as the country where you will find more Christians than any country in the world, and the mainstream Americans still belong to the Christian faith.

A greater part of Americans claim that religion plays a very vital role in their lives, a percentage that is rare among developed countries.

SOURCES:
http://www.pewforum.org/2015/05/12/americas-changing-religious-landscape/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion