Essay: Quantifying National Atheism
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One of the more important insights to be gained from reading the "In the News" section of Conservapedia is the crucial relationship that exists between atheism and politics, society, economics, and even sports and recreation on a national level. Atheistic England, it has been demonstrably shown by Conservapedia, has seen everything from its state budget to its performance in international soccer be affected by the country's rampant atheism.
Given the obvious and direct correlation between atheism and political, social and other outcomes, it would be advantageous to quantify atheism on the national level, much as we can quantify openmindedness, mental strength, or liberal style. By measuring such key factors as legalized abortion, homosexual "marriage," classroom prayer, gun control poor showings in international sport and national debt, all of which are tied in one way or another to the atheist agenda, we can easily quantify how atheistic a country is. Such a scale, in which "0" would represent an entirely atheistic society and "1" would represent a properly religious (Judeo-Christian) society could act as a valuable learning tool to help people understand the immediate and daily effects of state-supported atheism.
I would imagine that once the calculations are done, perfectly atheist countries like North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran would score a 0 on the national atheism scale, Canada and many European countries would fall somewhere in the 0.3 (perhaps Italy and Spain) to 0.1 (England) range, and the highest results might be found in Israel and parts of Latin America.
The United States would present an interesting challenge, with wide variations between the predominantly atheistic Northeast and the more religious areas found in what elites dismissevely call "flyover country."
I look forward to the input of people with more training in statistics to help work out the nuts and bolts of such a project.