Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mo' Religion, Mo' Problems

"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," Paul concluded in the article.

"The most theistic prosperous democracy, the U.S ... is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so," Paul said, referring to measures of societal health..

I like this commentary-

Commentary. Well folks, it's official. It's all our fault. We make society worse, not better. Policymakers now have some more justification to push religion off the public arena.

I remember another study earlier this century whose author discovered that the abortion rate actually helped to reduce crime during the 1990's. I submit we need that two-prongued approach: increase abortion and eliminate religion and we will all be much happier.

Isn't that what we all want to hear anyway?

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