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Why do atheists have less or no babies?

Because they don't believe in God, so why keep the human race around?

Perhaps they might tell us why they still want to hang around, why not just enact a self-departure at their earliest convenience.

Ryrge, city-data.com 69 Comments [11/25/2008 11:45:31 PM]
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Ken R.

My dad is my atheist, although my several sisters all have differing religious opinions. That should refute your idiotic argument.

11/25/2008 11:46:53 PM


Um, what? I thought God was the one who was going to off the whole human race any day now?

11/25/2008 11:47:25 PM


It's down to a number of factors, primarily the fact that atheists have no religious beliefs telling them that things like contraception and abortion are sinful.

I really don't see why a belief in God would lead anyone to want to "keep the human race around" any more than a lack of belief would, in any case. Perhaps you're just dumb.

11/25/2008 11:49:05 PM


And yet, it's the Fundies that long for this life to end so that they can go to Heaven....

11/25/2008 11:51:51 PM

a mind far far away

Atheists have less babies than theists because we realize that time and money contraints are harming to raising too many children. If you don't have time to spend with each child, or enough money to give them the necessities of life, then why be like the Duggers? Atheists are trying to keep this world around as long as possible, it's the christians who are the ones who don't want to be here, and are actively trying to destroy the place in the process.

11/25/2008 11:52:27 PM


Because we aren't retarded enough to think that birth control is the devil?

11/25/2008 11:57:45 PM

Doctor Whom

Oh, no, you've found us out. We're all waiting for the Atheist Rapture, in which the Divinely Nonexistent One will take us to the big rock candy mountain. It can't be that we don't fall for nonsense like Quiverfull.

11/26/2008 12:00:41 AM

A Friend

Or it might be because us atheist don't think of women as nothing more than walking baby factories. So DIAF.

11/26/2008 12:02:49 AM


Because, instead of blindly believing that some god will take care of things no matter how badly we humans overpopulate the world, we try to keep our family sizes and overall population at levels that are sensible.

11/26/2008 12:05:59 AM

Old Viking

Human intelligence accounts for it. You should try it some time.

11/26/2008 12:24:56 AM


We believe in contraceptives.

11/26/2008 12:28:52 AM


You mistake us for the rapture pod people.

We like this planet and we're staying.

11/26/2008 12:38:17 AM


because atheists are not dogs

11/26/2008 12:38:28 AM


My husband and I have 3 kids, 2 boys and a girl. We wanted 3 kids and we had them. In between when we didn't want to get pregnant we used birth control. God, religion, had nothing to do with it.

Now that they are all teenagers, we are rethinking our decision :)

11/26/2008 12:51:12 AM

Why do atheists have less or no babies?

Because they're smarter and richer and they want to be sure there are enough fundie kids around to wash their cars and deliver pizza to them while they're watching the Superbowl on their 52" plasmas.

11/26/2008 1:04:51 AM


I don't want kids because I'm a crazy environmentalist and I think that at least 50% of the world's population should forgo having children. We are way too many and we are doubling our population every couple of generations; it is going to lead to a catastrophe of unimaginable size.

If some of us take a stand and don't propagate the population will slowly shrink to more manageable proportions, perhaps before it instead forcibly shrinks by the means of mass starvation.

That's why I don't have kids. Doesn't have anything to do with me being an atheist, except for one thing:
I have several times seen people like the quiverfull-people, Ann Coulter and other freaks say that overpopulation is not a problem because God will provide. I don't believe that. I believe that we have to fix our own damn mess; no one will do it for us.

11/26/2008 1:07:48 AM


Why do atheists have less or no babies?

Um. 'cauase your bible says be fruitful and overpopulate the earth. Christians do it out of obligation more than anything else, despite what they may tell you. I have 7 siblings, my parents are missionaries, and they'll tell you it was at least in part to being told to by their bible. I would say the reason atheists in general have fewer children is that they don't feel morally obligated to overpopulate the world until there's not enough food and water to go around. But I digress.

My reason for not intending to have 8 children like my parents is that it's a nonsensical amount of hassle. I plan on fathering none, and adopting three. Call me evil for disobeying the bible, if you interpret that particular passage as a command and requirement, but adopting seems just a little bit holier in my opinion, even if for no other reason than the verses about taking in orphans and widows. Meh.

Because they don't believe in God, so why keep the human race around?

Perhaps they might tell us why they still want to hang around, why not just enact a self-departure at their earliest convenience.

Why keep the race around? There's more to life than worshiping an invisible man in the sky. Why is his nonexistence a reason to cause ourselves extinction?

11/26/2008 1:13:15 AM

Allegory for Jesus

Why do fundies have babies by the bucketful?

Because they believe Jesus died for the ability to have unprotected sex for the duration of their existence.

11/26/2008 1:17:38 AM

Captain Obvious

We keep living because we believe that this is all there is. We want to enjoy our lives.

11/26/2008 1:22:46 AM


....because I and most woman are more than just a freaking uterus? That we have value in and of ourselves beyond our abilities to plop out kids? That one kid might be enough for someone, and doesn't feel the need to have 17 like certain irresponsible families we know of?

11/26/2008 1:28:54 AM


Because if I have 2 children then the possiblity that those two kids will reach adulthood is very high.

This is not the middle ages. We no longer need to have 15 kids to each couple.

11/26/2008 1:40:29 AM

Broken Egg

Because we don't believe that a woman's reproductive system is a friggin' clown car?

11/26/2008 1:44:32 AM


Quiverfull is one of the more retarded concepts of Christian fundamentalists. Intelligent people have fewer kids so they can devote more time and resources to them.
My father came from a family with seventeen kids, yet my mother and he chose to only have three. My wife and I chose to have two.
I don't see God filing up the bank accounts of fundies with huge families.
Atheists know there is only this life, so we make the most of it. What is so fucking hard to understand about that?

11/26/2008 1:53:03 AM


My brother is an atheist and he has two kids.

11/26/2008 1:54:49 AM

Porky Pine

No, why don't you?

11/26/2008 2:04:07 AM

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