From the Times Online:
Societies worse off ‘when they have God on their side’
RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.
According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society but may actually contribute to social problems.
The study counters the view of believers that religion is necessary to provide the moral and ethical foundations of a healthy society.
…The paper, published in the Journal of Religion and Society, a US academic journal, reports: “Many Americans agree that their churchgoing nation is an exceptional, God-blessed, shining city on the hill that stands as an impressive example for an increasingly sceptical world.
So if we have a Christology and justifies and ensures Empire, we might be selfish and kill each other? That doesn’t sound like Christianity, that sounds like state religion. Boy do I love confusing the national god and God. Especially from people who should know better, Christians and Academics.
Personally, I think we should be on God’s side. Perhaps if they re-thought the question, it would’ve come out differently?
“God is my co-pilot”, what a narcissistic theology. Now we have proof it kills.