"Each of the most religious countries is relatively poor, with a per-capita GDP below $5,000. This reflects the strong relationship between a country's socioeconomic status and the religiosity of its residents. In the world's poorest countries -- those with average per-capita incomes of $2,000 or lower -- the median proportion who say religion is important in their daily lives is 95%. In contrast, the median for the richest countries -- those with average per-capita incomes higher than $25,000 -- is 47%.
Most high-income countries are further down the religiosity spectrum. In 10 countries, no more than 34% of residents say religion is an important part of their daily lives. Six of those are developed countries in Europe and Asia with per-capita incomes greater than $25,000.
From Gallup, Religiosity Highest in World's Poorest Nations, AUGUST 31, 2010
Yes, & the religions want to make sure it stays that way, with keeping the poorest people ignorant. The only education seems to be the religious ones, if at all.
Ain't that the truth. in Pakistan and Bangladesh they shoot little girls for going to school. But they open more and more Madrasa's which teach the Koran and nothing else. That way they keep people ignorant and tied to the religious life. To Hell with that.
.............And if that ain't brainwashing.............
Religion takes care of itself, the rest live on their handouts.
........which are begged for from the sheeple............
It's worse than that, Neal:
Christianity alters your identity to insure the survival of ITSELF.
-- from Prplfox's video series - http://ning.it/R2isGS
Visible evidence explains the behavior of political gangs and criminal gangs.
Where is the evidence that explains the behavior of religious gangs?
Agreed Alexis, it will be a long time yet before the religious realise that it has past its sell by date.
............& from a friend no longer with us.........
gawd works in malicious ways his blunders to perform
the old pesterment
Thanks a lot for more. They are helpful. What do you think of this one?
shephead of the state
Do you think it stands a chance to live if I use it often? Can you use it on occasion?
Thanks once again, Mrs. B