Philosophy Hurts Your Head

The blog of a cranky Philosophy PhD Student from Newcastle, Australia.

Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’

Posted by Sam D on September 28, 2005

Another article making waves at the moment in the blogsphere, from The Times, September 27, 2005.

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.

According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems.”
Read the full article here!

I’ve inlcuded this post here, rather than on Dialectic to avoid the accusations of bias from my fellow Philosophy Club members. While my feeling on this are well known I do think it is timely that this study was undertaken at all, regardless of it’s conclusion.

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One Response to “Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’”

  1. I should clarify that it was the London Times.

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