According to one sociologist, countries that have abandoned religion by choice are among the most stable, peaceful, free, wealthy, and healthy.
The source: “Is Faith Good for Us?” by Phil Zuckerman, in Free Inquiry, Aug.–Sept. 2006.
When Jerry Falwell blamed the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Americans’ lack of piety, he spoke for many religious conservatives who believe that the failure to place God at the center of national life is responsible for crime, poverty, disease, and warfare.
To the contrary...