From the December, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Dogma Bites Man by George H. Gallup, Jr.

Special Report

Dogma Bites Man

On the New & Biased Research Linking Faith & Social Ills

The message to those who claim in any sense to be pro-life is unequivocal,” declared one columnist in the influential English newspaper The Guardian. “If you want people to behave as Christians advocate, you should tell them that God does not exist.”

He was referring to a survey of data from eighteen nations recently published in the Journal of Religion and Society, in which a writer named Gregory S. Paul asserted (or at least strongly implied) that because the United States has a high level of religi . . .


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