Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Saturday, October 01, 2005

The Dark Side of Faith

From the Los Angeles Times, Saturday, October 1st, 2005, Rosa Brooks writes regarding a study performed by evolutionary scientist Gregory S. Paul:

He found that the most religious democracies exhibited substantially higher degrees of social dysfunction than societies with larger percentages of atheists and agnostics. Of the nations studied, the U.S. — which has by far the largest percentage of people who take the Bible literally and express absolute belief in God (and the lowest percentage of atheists and agnostics) — also has by far the highest levels of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

Read the article. They who truly believe know not what they do.



At 11:37 AM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yeah, they're a "desperate" bunch alright.


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