This is my favorite argument to stump anyone who argues that religion is needed for morality or proper social justice. The countries that offer the best education, health, equality between richest & poorest and overall social equality are the least religious in the world while countries that are highly religious are at the bottom.

Every time I’ve brought up this argument not a single person has been able to come up with a constructive retort, that’s obvious since surveys and studies clearly show there is NO possible counter point.

USA is also an example, the states that offer the most social equalities are the least religious…

So remember to always bring up this subject, you’ll be amused ;-) .


Phil Zuckerman studies

Gallup Poll 2009

USA Today article 2009

Religion in Europe 2007-2008

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