Trying To Maintain Rationality

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Society Worse Off With Theism

From one of today's timesonline.uk articles:

“In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy and abortion in the prosperous democracies.

“The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so.”

Gregory Paul, the author of the study and a social scientist, used data from the International Social Survey Programme, Gallup and other research bodies to reach his conclusions.

He compared social indicators such as murder rates, abortion, suicide and teenage pregnancy.

The study concluded that the US was the world’s only prosperous democracy where murder rates were still high, and that the least devout nations were the least dysfunctional. Mr Paul said that rates of gonorrhoea in adolescents in the US were up to 300 times higher than in less devout democratic countries. The US also suffered from “ uniquely high” adolescent and adult syphilis infection rates, and adolescent abortion rates, the study suggested.


No way!

2 Comments:

  • A theocracy would kill this country, and I think is enough proof.

    By Blogger Grandpa Eddie, at Wednesday, September 28, 2005 5:39:00 PM  

  • We shouldnt be suprised!!! violence and hate is everywhere in the Bible. to quote a few choice passages:

    Job 15:26, "Anyone who is born whose flesh is not circumcised on the eighth day is... to be smashed down and annihilated, to be uprooted from the face of the earth."

    In 2 Kings 2:24, God feeds small children to bears.

    God is also a rapist. In Samaritans 11:1- 12.25, He punishes King David for rather minor crimes by declaring, "I shall make your wives have sexual intercourse in broad daylight with all your neighbours." And he does.

    Nuff said

    By Blogger hazey-jane, at Saturday, October 01, 2005 10:46:00 AM  

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