London Times religion correspondent Ruth Gledhilll writes today that studies have shown that more secular countries are better off than those inclined to believe in Creationism.
?In general, higher rates of belief in and worship of a creator correlate with higher rates of homicide, juvenile and early adult mortality, STD infection rates, teen pregnancy and abortion in the prosperous democracies.
?The United States is almost always the most dysfunctional of the developing democracies, sometimes spectacularly so.?
Which leads me to wonder exactly to whom Tony Blair was referring this morning when he justified keeping British troops in Iraq as necessary means to avoid turning the country over to “the mercy of religious fanatics.””