In my new study of 137 countries (1), I also found that atheism increases for countries with a well-developed welfare state (as indexed by high taxation rates). Moreover, countries with a more equal distribution of income had more atheists. My study improved on earlier research by taking account of whether a country is mostly Moslem (where atheism is criminalized) or formerly Communist (where religion was suppressed) and accounted for three-quarters of country differences in atheism.His main thesis stems from the phenomenon of religion declining as personal wealth increases. He cites the reason as people having less of a need for supernatural beliefs when the tangible, natural world is providing for their needs. He says the majority of the world will come to view religion as completely irrelevant by 2041.
The testimony of a Syrian that was collected on July 25 by a fishing boat, according to which he was aboard with 11 more individuals on a boat that began its journey from Turkey and headed to one of the Greek islands, caused the mobilization of the local port authorities.
The aforementioned Syrian managed to save himself because he hooked on a life jacket. He was transferred to the hospital, where he is being hospitalized. As he said, the Turkish smuggler abandoned them and the boat sank.
Two Port Authority vessels, a Navy boat, a Super Puma helicopter, as well as a Port Authority aircraft, are participating in the investigation that is held to locate the remaining seven missing immigrants.