A Common Question On ATHEISM & THEISM


Why do religious countries (Ghana, Pakistan etc) who supposedly have an ideology of God‘s existence or a god in control show a retrogressing nature when it comes to developmental sights?

Why does highly industrialized and developed nations like China and Britain have more people who eschew religion for science?

Why are atheists, secular people and agnostics normally rich and well established?

Why is this hypothesis possible?
Hypothesis: The higher a country’s commitment to a deity, the lower its prove of development and vice versa.

Although atheists and irreligious people certainly exist in every country, we definitively find much lower concentrations of atheism and secularity in poorer, less developed nations than in the richer imdustrialized democracies.” – Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart (2004).

Below is an excerpt from Sam Harris‘ book “Letter To A Christian Nation.”

While you believe that bringing an end to religion is an impossible goal, it is important to realize that much of the developed world has nearly accomplished it. Norway, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom are among the least religious societies on earth. According to the United Nations’ Human Development Report (2005) they are also the healthiest, as indicated by life expectancy, adult literacy, per capita income, educational attainment, gender equality, homicide rate, and infant mortality. Insofar as there is a crime problem in Western Europe, it is largely the product of immigration. Seventy percent of the inmates of France’s jails, for instance, are Muslim. The Muslims of Western Europe are generally not atheists. Conversely, the fifty nations now ranked lowest in terms of the United Nations’ human development index are unwaveringly religious.

The questions above goes to all. From Christians, Muslims, any other religious person in any religion, Atheist, Agnostics, Philosophers to Secular people.

Give your opinion or answers by commenting in the dialogue box below.


Atheism is simply not believing in the existence of God or any form of deity. One with this believe is called an Atheist. Woody Allen, Stephen Hawking, Fidel Castro, Richard Dawkins, Billy Joel, Bill Gates, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris are some of the world’s famous atheists.

Agnosticism asserts that the concept of the existence of God or any diety is unknowable, unproven, unknown and unprovable. They simply doubt or have an uncertainty for God’s existence. People with this belief are unsure and undecided  about the existence of God. They are called Agnostics. Antonio Banderas, Larry King, Warren Buffet, Larry David, Alan Dershowitz, Richard Dreyfuss, Umberto Eco, Enrico Fermi and James Taylor are agnostics.


Agnostics and Atheists are sometimes collectively called skeptics, freethinkers or humanists.

Secularism has a view and action of not allowing religious beliefs to interfere with governmental issues. This simply means one can believe in the existence of God or gods yet practice the concept of secularism. Kosmin in 2007 described a secular person  as “someone who is non-religious, irreligious or generally uninterested in, indifferent to, or oblivious to religious beliefs, activities and organizations.

Theism is simply the belief in the existence of at least one deity. All religions fall under theism and those who believe in this concept are called theists.
The religious simply believe in the existence of God or any deity and in turn worship the deity in question. There are numerous religions on earth. They include Christianity, Islam, Shintoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Traditional worship and et cetera.


Don’t forget to give your submissions in the dialogue box below on why countries with much theists are underdeveloped while countries with a sizeable number of atheists are highly developed.

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4 thoughts on “A Common Question On ATHEISM & THEISM

  1. it may seem that the post as to atheist are very rich and that religious people are just wasting their time in the worship of God.inarguably all atheists may have it God does not exist,but I believe that deep down within them ,somewhere in their hearts there is this believe and heart beat that they are missing something very great and that is “God”almighty.They have this believe that God does not exist because of a pain and a hurt they have gone through possibly believing God for a break through buh it just happen that they do not understand God in his dealings,yes they will argue that if God loves them why all this tribulations but that s why as a Christian you do not hope for things on earth but up above in heaven. ALSO sometimes in people lives the evil one makes them believe that their possession n what ever they have is through their efforts therefore neglecting the existence of God,thus good living in ones life with the believe that is their strength that has brought them far is also another contributing factor. And who said Christians are considerably poor comparing to atheist, I beg to differ. God loves you and everything happens for good for those who love Christ Amen.


  2. … David put it this way…
    “God has put their feet on slippery ground ”
    the heights of prosperity is slippery ground- for it is there they will realize that after amassing everything.. without God, they actually gain nothing.

    also in the sense that… when they fall… they would fall so hard for others to see their downfall…

    a wise lady put it this way…
    for those who become the children of the devil. for the delicate children- He will spoil them to the point they won’t even think of going to Christianity. so when he ends up buying their souls.

    it says in the bible that God causes the rain to fall on everyone equally- He is just.
    But not fair- cos he cherishes His children.


    1. LOL @comments above. Most of the athiests died without being poor or merciless deaths. They died peacefully. Pls no athiest feels any missing thing deep down . U dont need a God to leave a wonderful life. U believe in ur God and i dont. Please get over it. God is just a concept for those who find it hard to navigate through life on their own.


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