posted on Aug, 5 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Peace and its worst enemy…religion?
There has been a list published recently regarding The Worlds Most Peaceful Countries. I couldn’t help but notice that some of the a lot of the most
peaceful were also the least religious.
So, what does the list show us?
Within the top ten most peaceful countries were Denmark (No.2), Norway (No.3), Sweden (No.7) and Japan (No.8).
The very same countries were also in the top 10 least religious countries; Sweden (No.2), Denmark (No.3), Norway (No.4) and Japan (No.8).
Also, within the USA:
Most Religious States
S. Carolina (3)
N. Carolina (18)
In BOLD are the states that also appear in the ‘twenty most dangerous states 2009’ list, with their respective positions in brackets.
Least Religious States
New Hampshire (1)
Rhode Island (9)
In BOLD are the states that also appear in the ‘twenty safest states 2009’ list, with their respective positions in brackets.
Now I can fully understand that surveys like this can be very misleading.
I also understand that this can be a touchy subject.
But i hope you recognized that the thread title was a question and not a statement.
This was also pretty rushed so I will be doing further research and will add it in due course.
I just wanted to see what peoples opinions were.
Please feel free to add any other evidence for/against.
[edit on 05/08/09 by LiveForever8]