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How do you see our collective moral and ethical cup? Half full or overflowing with goodness?

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  1. Gnostic Christian Bishop

    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    How do you see our collective moral and ethical cup? Half full or overflowing with goodness?

    Not to be a bean counter that ignores the evil that is still with us, but if I look strictly at the statistics for what I call the evil markers, crime, death by violence including war, poverty, poor health and education; I see them all at the best levels we have ever enjoyed.

    This is in spite of the few places where the stats are backsliding, which ironically includes the U.S., a Christian nation; whose education level is going down, along with its moral sense.

    I will let you find whatever stats you might be interested in and will only offer the stats spoken of, at the end of this link.

    Richard Dawkins - Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life



    I see our cup running over in spite of the vile and immoral mainstream religions that we are maintaining, for God only knows why. We can thank all the gods that the religious are not walking their talk and are following more moral ways.

    How do you see our collective moral and ethical cup? Half full; or overflowing with goodness?

    Regards
    DL
     
  2. penderyn

    penderyn Well-Known Member

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    Empty. Why do you see the US as Christian - it is like seeing Venezuela as socialist!
     
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    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Look at any map showing the religion is each country. The U.S. is painted Christian.

    Your "empty" shows that you are not good at reading statistics.

    Regards
    DL
     
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    penderyn Well-Known Member

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    There is a considerable difference between saying you are something and being it: look at Trump!
     
  5. Gnostic Christian Bishop

    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    Irrelevant to this O.P as that has nothing to do with you not being able to read and interpret statistics.

    Regards
    DL
     
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    penderyn Well-Known Member

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    If criminals all deny they have ever been to jail, you will not have very useful statistics about sentencing. Words like 'socialist', 'Christian', 'conservative' or 'liberal have little to do with American fact and are therefor useless in discussing statistics.
     
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    Gnostic Christian Bishop Well-Known Member

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    This O.P. is all about statistics from many sources world wide.

    The U.S. should get over itself. It is a minor player in the stats and is at the lower moral trend. That was not the case when Americans still respected themselves.

    Here is where your reference to Trump fits.

    Regards
    DL
     
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