Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who believe more?

In many parts of the world there is a very strong belief in India that those who are religious are good and the others bad. Those who don’t believe are despised and found fault with. Hence  let us look around the world.  China is a fast advancing atheistic country. It will  soon be the super power in the world (133 crore people or one in six of the world population do not believe in God at all) Previous USSR, and the former soviet communist nations followed atheism as their state religion. Even today Cuba follows the same line although some others have been liberalized. 
Let us analyse the developed world where people are more educated, more enterprising, more technically and educationally advanced.
Only 9% of Americans in a 2008 poll said religion was the most important thing in their life, compared with 45% who said family was paramount in their life and 17% who said money and their career was paramount. More than one in three (36 per cent) do not believe in any god in Canada today. A 2006 poll published by Le Monde of France in January 2007[12] found that 51% of the French population are  Catholics (and only half of them  believe in god.  In other worlds  50% of the Catholics (by birth) are atheists. Of the general population 31% of are atheists, In Germany 36% openly declare they don’t believe in a god. 40% of the UK population, 53% of the Swedish,  41% of the Fins,   47% of the Norwegians,  49% of Denmark ,39% of the Swiss, do not believe in any god. In the former communist countries like Estonia, Czech republic and Poland, above 50% do not believe in any god at all. ( The pattern is in similar lines in all the developed countries and they are less corrupt, willing to help fellow men more and much more advanced. 
In India almost 100% believe in God and we are less educated, a lot more poorer(one in 3 lives in abject poverty; almost one in two is illiterate and among children one in two is malnourished, stunted or sick). And India is one of the most corrupt nations of the world (an indicator of public dishonesty). The leaders and politicians, unlike in the advanced nations, are more interested in their own selfish motives than in the development of the nation. From this, can we conclude that believing go more easily with illiteracy, poverty, suffering, dishonesty and selfishness?

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