Related with this a recent Gallup poll in the USA reveals that Americans are much more likely to elect a black man or a woman president than a Mormon or an old man. More interestingly, they’d rather be governed by a homosexual than an atheist:
Got to love Gallup polls, they are soooo detailed. Wonder if they asked about voting for an elderly lapsed-Mormon atheist black Latino lesbian planning to enter into her fourth same-sex marriage to a Jew?
No, not really. In fact many liberal, secular countries have a far lower homicide rate than some of the more religious countries in the world: (All homicide rates per 100,000)
Bottom line is all of those countries belong to the rich world. Of course, one could also say that most rich countries are less religious. But would that mean that being less religious is a good move for socioeconomic progress, or just that, the fatter the cat, the least likely it is to worry about religion? I mean, in the first world, being diagnosed of cancer or sent off to war seems to work wonders for bringing at least some people back to the pew.
Well, to be fair, one has to make allowances for the fact that in Utah, if you really need to find a date, you have to walk for miles.
Well, in fact, on a more serious note, it must be said that the incidence of cases of pedophilia among Catholic priests is no larger than among Protestant pastors, Rabbis, gym monitors or dentists. I'm serious about this, the data were published on Newsweek a couple of years back. The problem with the RCC is the poor way they handled the cases, with some culprits being guilty of dozens of cases of abuse.