The vast majority in representative countries believe that a moral life of high values and good deeds does not require God. Sweden particularly stands out here.
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God is unnecessary for high morals
The majority of adults in more than a dozen countries do not consider belief in God necessary for a decent life with high moral standards. A study by the Pew Research Centers found that a god is not necessary for a moral life with appropriate values.
Sweden stands out
A god is not necessary for moral behavior according to the proportional attitude of people in Greece (60%), Germany (62%), Italy (68%), Belgium (69%), Spain (74%), the Netherlands ( 76%), UK (76%), France (77%) and Sweden (90%). In the other Western countries outside of Western Europe, the majority of people also believed that God was superfluous for a moral life with “high values”, as in the USA (65%), Canada (73%) and Australia (85%).
There were also other majorities with such attitudes in Eastern European countries, such as Hungary (63%) and Poland (67%).
Sweden stands out not only because of the very large proportion of people who think that God is superfluous for a moral life, but also because of the different attitudes towards the political camp. The gap between “right” and “left” in Sweden is only 1 percent. Indifference towards God is therefore extremely homogeneous in Sweden.
Muslim country plays a special role
Opinion is far more evenly distributed in Singapore (54%) and Israel (50%).
After evaluating the survey data, only one country remained in which the clear majority of people, with a share of 78 percent, presuppose God for a moral life. This is Malaysia, a consistently Muslim country.
In the US, infidels also predominate
In the United States, a majority of “mainline white Protestants” (69%) believed that morality and good works did not require God. A reversed constellation emerged among the coloreds and among the evangelical Protestants. There, the supporters formed the majority with 59 percent and 57 percent respectively.
Among Catholics in the United States, people who did not believe it was necessary to believe in God also made up a majority, at 63 percent.
It is particularly interesting that even among the believers, a narrow majority (51 percent) does not consider belief in God to be a prerequisite for a moral life. A respective majority for this opinion is formed by all subgroups, be it party affiliation, level of education, age group or gender.
Things take their course
“Sweden of all places,” one almost wanted to exclaim. The country that literally defended the flaring Reformation and Protestantism with sword, horse and rider and even penetrated as far as southern Bavaria. This does not justify their sometimes extremely cruel raids through towns and villages, but the liberation from the religious and political tyranny of Rome was on the flag. Apparently, almost nothing is left of Protestantism today. The situation is similar in the Czech Republic. The country from which the martyr Jan Hus came and for whom a memorial statue is erected in Prague even today. Today this country is a predominantly atheistic country, probably also as a result of decades of communism.
There is a “delighted one”
Anyone who thinks that this developing indifference to the gospel will grieve the “facilitators of the faith” of Rome is mistaken. The opposite is the case, for nothing is further from the Church of Rome than to bring the true gospel to the people. With the attitude of the people to be able to follow “reason” and their own “high morals”, Rome gets the desired scope. After all, who defines reason and morality? The papacy is playing more and more as the “highest moral authority” and this accompanied by an ever-increasing political superiority. People would marvel at the actual moral value of “common good, brotherhood and integration” when contrasted with the gospel and God’s statutes. The seed was sown by Rome with the so-called Enlightenment and the harvest is imminent.
Wheat and weeds lead parallel existences
But wheat and weeds grow together, right up to the “final harvest” of those whose statutes are now thrown into the dustbin by the majority of people. More on that in Revelation chapter 18.