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Ancient One

Member Since: Mon Nov 08, 2010
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atrimus

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Honestly all I see are excuses here
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 09:02:33 pm EST (Viewed 46 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Honestly all I see are excuses here
Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 at 05:42:24 pm EST (Viewed 59 times)




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    You're sweeping a lot of factors under the rug here. Urban crime is a major contributor to overall crime in the US. As someone born and raised in a rough urban neighborhood, I can comfortably say that very little of it had any religious motivation. I imagine this is the case for most urban crime across the country.


I'm not sweeping anything under the rug at all. Nor am I saying that religion is the sole motivating factor in crimes. That would be ridiculous.

What I am saying, yet again, is that countries that are less religious tend to have lower crime rates, and have better records on other issues like education, human rights and social welfare.

You can draw a clear distinction between the Western world and Middle Eastern and third world countries. There's absolutely no question about that. But the correlation also exists in general and to a lesser extent if we're just examining countries in the West.


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