Today, I just wanted to compile some data in order to make an interesting point on the ever so nerve-searing topic of religion versus atheism. Atheism, although not technically a religion, has been called “the fastest growing religion in the history of the United States of America”, but that’s not quite the parading accomplishment that it sounds to be. The thing that people don’t take into account is the frightening fact that the rise of atheism and non-religious beliefs have mirrored the rates at which natural disasters have been occurring. This is what non-believers commonly refer to as an “odd coincidence”, like running into an old classmate at the mall, or a random explosion that somehow magically spawns all life in the universe. However, the odds, probability and likelihood of this being a simple coincidence are not in favor of atheism. Let’s take a look at the three graphs below. You can click the images to enlarge them if they are too small.
In the first graph above (left) from the US Geological Survey, we see how global seismic activity and earthquakes between the years 1973 and 1998 have been steadily rising. In the second graph (right), we can see a slightly larger scale, this time for the USA, between the years 1973 and 2006, and still, the level of American earthquakes is the same as the level of worldwide earthquakes, and it has gone even higher with a steep spike that triples twice by the year 2005. In the last graph, focusing on the world as a whole, we are given an even larger scale that extends from the year 1900 to 2008. In this, a rigid spike is evident to have occurred about 10 years ago, a profound increase in earthquakes unlike anything that the previous century had experienced. Now, let’s compare that with another survey.
This is a visual of the years 1948-2008 showing the rising percentage of Americans who are atheist, agnostic, or simply have no religious identification. You might have noticed how this rate has also sharply begun to increase over the past 40 years or so at a rate that parallels that of which the earthquakes in the previous graphs have been increasing. Now, let’s take a look at another two graphs that specifically concern the US.
Above is another two graphs demonstrating the rising rate of natural disasters. First is the official tornado count in America between the years 1950 and 2010. Second is the total number of acres burned by wildfires in the US throughout the years 1960 and 2010. In both graphs, it is evident that America has a steady incline in both of these disasters, uncanny to the graphs below, which demonstrate both the steady decline of Christianity and the steady increase of non-religious beliefs.
It’s also apparent in the first graphs above that the US was, at the start, founded on Christian beliefs, but has since begun to dilute itself with various other teachings. At the rate at which this decline of Christianity is occurring, let’s say if we were to project another 100 years into the future, this great nation that was once God-fearing will be atheistic or “other” by a majority. If we were to also project the rate of natural disasters from the first graphs into this future century, they too would be increasing along a nearly identical upward curve, which means, if the world wants to turn its back on God and pretend like He doesn’t exist, it can expect worse and more frequent disasters.
The next two graphs below show the same decline in Christianity in conjunction with the rapid incline of atheism in Australia and New Zealand. Right next to it is a graph that clearly presents the number of natural disasters that have occurred in Australia over the past 20 years, including the highest-ranking droughts, windstorms, and second highest instances of floods. You’ll also notice that there is a dramatically steep spike that almost perfectly correlates to the rising levels of atheism shown in the graph on the left.
The next two graphs depict a visual of the growth of atheism and agnosticism in Europe over the last 100 years, and beside it, the total amount of earthquakes throughout Europe since 1998. Again, we see a prime example of this steady incline that draws a parallel between the rise of godlessness and natural disasters.
The same graphs can be found for many other countries around the world, but the reason that I decided to present Europe, Australia, and the West is because these are the nations that either began Christian or remained Christian throughout the vast majority of their existence, so these charts will give you a much clearer view of exactly how steep the fall from God has been. The point that is being demonstrated here by drawing a connection between the rise of godlessness (atheism, agnosticism, etc …) and the rise of natural disasters is that God, whose force is in control of earthquakes and natural disasters, is giving the world a fair portion of destructive judgment for the exact levels of godlessness that it shows Him by subjecting itself to atheistic beliefs. The official data that’s shown in these graphs should be enough to tell us that our departure from the faith is not going without consequence and that God is providing these natural disasters not only as judgments, but also as a generous warning sign of worse things to come if we do not turn back to Him and take sanctuary in our faith again. This data also proves that, since it is specifically the decline of Christianity that is triggering this unrelenting incline of disasters, Jesus Christ, or Yeshua in Hebrew, can be none other than the Son of the one and only living God. Buddhism is not declining, nor is Islam, or Hinduism. In fact, other major world religions, such as Islam, are also slowly rising alongside Atheism throughout the world. The graph below projects the rate of increase of Islam over the next 50 years.
We can see that there is no slowing down with the Muslim rise to domination. Another point that’s being demonstrated by this compilation of data is that there is undoubtedly a peculiar rise of earthquakes and natural disasters all over the world that suddenly began about 20-40 years ago after centuries of a relatively steady calm. I encourage you to scroll up and look at the graphs again and see how there is a tremendous increase in the amount of natural disasters as well as an increase in the frequency with which these disasters have been occurring. Many seismologists have been wondering about this phenomenon and theorizing that this may have something to do with external galactic forces putting stress on the earth’s magnetic fields, or possibly some natural cycle that the earth goes through every so many millenniums. However, the only belief as of yet that isn’t just a theory belongs to an ancient work of scripture that has been recorded, translated and distributed across every corner of the world, the Bible, containing the words of Yeshua Himself, who said “There will be great earthquakes” in Luke 21:11 when referring to the last days of earth. “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places”, He said in Matthew 24:7. Even the Old Testament prophets have written about the disasters and earthquakes of the last days. In Isaiah 24:19, it is written in concern of the end times, “The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.” Isaiah 13:13 also says, “Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.” Isaiah 24:20 is a verse that’s really able to articulate the fact that these disasters are the direct result of our departure from God. It reads, “The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.” We are about to see the earth fall and all of its evil systems, governments, false religions and lies with it. I only hope that this is enough information to set your eyes on the big picture that God is showing us, and that you would consider all of this by seeing much more than any one man’s opinion or supposition, but clear factual data proving God’s word and His promise of the end times as being marked by this rise of destructive judgment, which is aligned with the rising rates of false and godless lie-based beliefs. Many will tell you that religion is a lie, and many are right in some respects, but believing in Yeshua isn’t about religion, it’s about your personal walk with Him. It’s about your salvation from a world that, despite the majority of world-loving people that say otherwise to please their blissful ignorance, is clearly about to collapse at the imminent end of this long string of warnings that God has been giving us over the past half a century. We are living in an age where there are more distractions and shiny conveniences to divert our attention from the truth than ever before in history, because Satan knows that it is becoming painfully obvious to ignore what’s going on in the world, to ignore facts and statistics that further reaffirm God’s prophetic word concerning the soon coming of His beloved Son and Messiah of the world, Yeshua.
“…the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32