edit on 24-5-2013 by Tor4Hershman because: added pic
I believe athiests keep worrying about god and religion is because for one thing: They have not fully understood the existence of god or the certifications of religion which makes them wonder about god and religion.
This makes them wonder about both at certain times of their lives as different aspects of god and religion pop up in their lives.
Originally posted by hadriana
Everyone cares about religion - it's the same urge in all of us, just athiests feel the urge to deny it.
Its like you can think about God and how great God is...and you can start to see some infinity going up up up, and atheists are thinking the same way really, but they are focusing those feelings on denying that anything supernatural exists...so they focus down down, science, reason, to a microscopic level, going down, down.
Countries with high levels of atheism also are the most charitable in terms of giving foreign aid to the developing world. The dubious link between Christian literalism and Christian values is also belied by other indices of charity. Consider the ratio in salaries between top-tier CEOs and their average employee: in Britain it is 24 to 1; France 15 to 1; Sweden 13 to 1; in the United States, where 83% of the population believes that Jesus literally rose from the dead, it is 475 to 1. Many a camel, it would seem, expects to squeeze easily through the eye of a needle.
................examined reasons for the wide variation in teenage pregnancy and birth rates among five developed countries: Canada, France, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States...........................In addition to having a higher adolescent pregnancy rate, the United States has higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among adolescents than most other developed countries............................The annual incidence of gonorrhea among all U.S. adolescents (572 cases per 100,000) is 10 or more times the level in the other four countries.