An interesting article in the Washington Post this week, by Max Boot, comparing the ‘well being’ of religious and secular societies across the world.
Attorney General William P. Barr, a conservative Catholic, summed up the view from the right – that religion is under assault from secular liberals, and that the waning of faith is bad for America – last fall during an incendiary speech at Notre Dame. He bemoaned “the steady erosion of our traditional Judeo-Christian moral system” and the “growing ascendancy of secularism and the doctrine of moral relativism.
William Barr’s America vs. reality in 2020
By Max Boot Washington Post Feb. 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
There is a useful table showing how the 10 most religious nations compare with the 10 least religious nations, showing that, actually, the least religious societies tend to be generally better off.
Have a look at the article here: https://tinyurl.com/rqg2utc (If you do not subscribe to Washington Post you should be able to view the article as part of a limited view free option)