Saturday, January 15, 2011
Why Is America So Religious
How odd it is that Americans are so religious when we are the leading country in science? So many within the country think science is of the devil or is false or is illogically another faith. Yet other democratic countries in Europe are less religious and accept science for the reality it is. Countries that don't take care of their people tend to be more religious. As Americans we feel people should take care of themselves, you are on your own. Bumper stickers are calling anyone who believes the government should help people are Communist or Fascist. We also tend to honor those who have little education and yet hit the lottery and are able to build a successful business. It seems to me these two factors have lead people in the U.S. to need God. Churches also fill the gap and assist people in trouble thus making it easier to evangelize. In Europe they believe the government is theirs to help people in need and actually does so. Therefore, their population doesn't have such a need for God. If only Americans cared for their fellow Americans and saw the government as our government and not the enemy.