The definition of being an atheist: One who believes that God or any deity does not exist.
As an individual who has had the opportunity to travel to many places in the world and thus have had the fortune to meet couples who were either married or contemplating marriage, the one nagging question that I’ve had about relationships throughout my “Marco Polo” trek is, “should a Christian, or a Jew or a Muslim marry an atheist if the atheist does not convert to their partner’s religious belief?
In 2005 England’s Cambridge University conducted a worldwide study on how many people actually believe in the existence of an omnipotent always present spirit that humans refer to as God. The survey / study indicated that approximately 88 percent of the world's population were said to "believe in God". This particular number is down from 96 percent in 2000. However, in contrast to surveys taken in the United States, 95 percent of Americans "believe in God.
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