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I'm sorry, but the greater level of ones education the less religiosity there is.
Neil points this out in the video and he doesn't insult or slam Christians.
Let's discuss the growth of religion in Europe...
Religion may be on the decline in Europe, but it is flourishing among some communities and in many other parts of the world. Religion can be a source of tranquil hearts and inspiration for fight against tyranny, inequality and injustice. For argument's sake, even if there is no God, human beings need one to behave responsibly on Earth.
A few words spoken long ago...
IS THE OLD TESTAMENT INSPIRED?
If it is, it should be a book that no man -- no number of men -- could produce.
It should contain the perfection of philosophy.
It should perfectly accord with every fact in nature.
There should be no mistakes in astronomy, geology, or as to any subject or science.
Its morality should be the highest, the purest.
Its laws and regulations for the control of conduct should be just, wise, perfect, and perfectly adapted to the accomplishment of the ends desired.
It should contain nothing calculated to make man cruel, revengeful, vindictive or infamous.
It should be filled with intelligence, justice, purity, honesty, mercy and the spirit of liberty.
It should be opposed to strife and war, to slavery and lust, to ignorance, credulity and superstition.
It should develop the brain and civilize the heart.
It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest.
It should be true.
Does the Old Testament satisfy this standard?
Is there anything in the Old Testament -- in history, in theory, in law, in government, in morality, in science -- above and beyond the ideas, the beliefs, the customs and prejudices of its authors and the people among whom they lived?
-Robert G. Ingersoll
The short answer: No
Not just no... but HELL NO!
That may have been in your particular case and the case of a few others but certainly no where near the majority. Atheism is on the rise however but its still just a fraction of the total population here in the United States.
Mankind is the most intelligent creature on the earth. And man the only creature that seeks a higher power. Its been that way from the very beginning and it will be that way as long as mankind exist.
Tell me, do Atheist grieve at the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one?
If theres no God or afterlife then a human life is then like the grass. When its cut down it just withers away into nothing. Then theres no cause to grieve.
Europe, we can discuss that later because I have some strong opinions on the Godless Europeans.