God Bless America

Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’
By Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.

I think we can all agree that claiming sole morality is (ironically) unscrupulous. I also think we can all agree that the Inquisition, the Crusades and the witch hunts were NOT secular events. So maybe it’s time to call a stalemate on the self-righteousness.

I’ll start: Just because I think EVERYONE is amusingly flawed – does not make me better than other people.

Phew. That was difficult. Let’s hope that starts the healing.


Politicians have hijacked God – but we don’t negotiate with terrorists. No. We fight them over there…


I read the journal cited in the article. You can find it here.

There’s some pretty heavy observations in there. Most of which, I think I’m going to have to chew on for a couple of days.

Here’s a thought:

In the United States popular support for the cultural and moral superiority of theism is so extensive that popular disbelief in God ranks as another major societal fear factor.

And here I thought it was public speaking.

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