Journal of Religion and Society

18Aug06

Journal of Religion and Society:

There is evidence that within the U.S. strong disparities in religious belief versus acceptance of evolution are correlated with similarly varying rates of societal dysfunction, the strongly theistic, anti-evolution south and mid-west having markedly worse homicide, mortality, STD, youth pregnancy, marital and related problems than the northeast where societal conditions, secularization, and acceptance of evolution approach European norms (Aral and Holmes; Beeghley, Doyle, 2002).

Like I’ve always said, living in a moral vacuum doesn’t mean that you’re immoral. It means you must confront the social and natural dilemmas associated with being a human being. Do that and you’ll figure out how to live. Hide in a closet and nothing will protect you.

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