Atheism and stealing

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A pie chart delineating the percentage of irreligious in prison (shown in light blue) in the United Kingdom; Click the graphic above to enlarge the pie chart and text. Data courtesy of The National Archives (UK). See also: Irreligious prison population

The abstract for the journal article Religion and Crime: A Systematic Review and Assessment of Next Steps published in Sociology of Religion in 2017 states concerning religion and crime reduction:

Over the last twenty years researchers have given a lot of attention to the relationship between religion and crime, finding that religion tends to have a deterring influence on crime-related attitudes and behaviors. While a variety of studies have been published in this area, little work has been done to assess the state of research on religion and crime. Because so much research has consistently found a relationship, work on religion may be able to offer fresh insight into criminological theory and substantive research more generally.[1]

In 2011, the social scientist Dr. Byron R. Johnson wrote in the Houston Chronicle:

[There is] ...consistent and mounting evidence suggesting increasing religious commitment or involvement helps individuals avoid crime and delinquency... ...I recently completed the most exhaustive systematic review conducted to date of the relevant research literature on religion and crime. This review located 273 studies on religion and crime that were published between 1944 and 2010. Ninety percent of the studies (247 of 273) find increasing religiosity to be associated with decreases in various measures of crime and delinquency. Only two out of 273 studies report religion was associated with a harmful outcome[2]

According to the University of Manchester:

People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to be involved in low level crime and delinquency, according to new research by a University of Manchester researcher...

“In line with existing American research, my results suggest that it is the act of mixing with fellow believers that is important, regardless of whether this is via formal worship, involvement in faith-based social activities or simply through spending time with family and friends who share your faith.

“The important thing is exposure to people who encourage pro-social behaviours, and can provide sanctions for their breach”

The study, which is the first time this type of analysis has been carried out in the UK, is to be published later this year. It was funded by the Bill Hill Charitable Trust.

The survey data comprised responses from 1,214 18 to 34-year-olds and was collected last July.[3]

The Daily Mail reported about the University of Manchester study:

In total, researchers asked respondents about eight varying types of delinquency including littering, skipping school or work, using illegal drugs, fare dodging, shoplifting, music piracy, property damage and violence against the person.

Although the study found varying degrees of correlation between increased church visits and decreased crime rates, the most significant were seen in relation to shoplifting, the use of illegal drugs and music piracy.

The researchers did not include more serious, high-level crimes because they 'were too rare for the data to be able to show a significant pattern.'[4]

Chinese Communist Party and corruption

See also: Atheism and communism and Atheism and China and Atheistic China and intellectual property theft

China has the largest atheist population in the world.[5]

China has the world's largest atheist population and a large percentage of its population are atheists (See: China and atheism).[6][7] Communist China practices state atheism.

Most atheists are East Asian and East Asia contains about 25 percent of the world’s population (See: Asian atheism). China’s population represents 20 percent of the people on earth.[8]

A requirement of being in the Chinese Communist Party is being an atheist and many of the elite Chinese government officials are wealthy and often corrupt (See: 'One million' Chinese officials punished for corruption, BBC, 2016).[9]

In 2014, the New American website indicated:

The Communist Party of China (CPC) is letting its members know that the party’s official adherence to militant atheism has not changed; Party members are not allowed to be Christians, or to hold any other religious beliefs. That is the clear message sent by a top Party official in an editorial published on November 14 in the Global Times, the international version of People’s Daily, the official newspaper and mouthpiece of the CPC.[10]

Corruption is so widespread in China that Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia founded by an atheist and agnostic, has an article entitled "Corruption in China".[11] On October 20, 2019, Wikipedia's Corruption in China article indicated, "Corruption in China post-1949 refers to the abuse of political power for private ends typically by members of the Chinese Communist Party, who hold the majority of power in the People's Republic of China."[12]

Atheistic China and intellectual property theft

Intellectual property (IP) is knowledge that can be owned. Examples include copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

According to the website China Law Blog:

The disappearance of Made in China 2025. From 2015 to 2017, the Chinese government touted its Made in China 2025 program as its core policy for development of the Chinese economy. Due to pressure from the U.S., Europe and Japan, public discussion of the program has virtually ceased. Foreign opposition to this program has been based on the following two factors:

...The advances in technical expertise outlined in the program do not rely on Chinese domestic innovation. Rather, the program relies on forced technology transfer and IP theft.[13]

The American Enterprise Institute reported in 2018:

In reports from 2013 and 2017 the independent Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property concluded that China was the chief culprit in the loss of between $250 and $600 billion annually from IP theft (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets).[14]

Bloomberg News declared concerning China and intellectual property theft: "A 2017 survey by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China found that 'visible progress' had been made around IP, but 51 percent of firms said enforcement was still inadequate."[15]

Atheistic North Korea and cyber crime

See also: Atheistic North Korea and cyber crime

North Korea practices state atheism.[16][17]

In an article entitled North Korean hackers tied to massive global theft Politico reported:

North Korean government hackers have made off with hundreds of millions of dollars by targeting financial institutions globally, then hiding their tracks with destructive cyberattacks, a cybersecurity firm said Wednesday.[18]

Irreligion/nonreligion and car theft

See also: Irreligion and car theft

Car theft is rampant in France and it has one of the highest rates of vehicle theft in Europe. Approximately 250,000 vehicles a year are stolen in France.[19]

Due to its past, namely the anti-clerical French Revolution and its after effects, France has one of the highest rate of atheism in the world.[20] In 2015, it was estimated that at least 29% of France's population identifies as atheists and 63% identifies as non-religious.[21] See also: French atheism

Car theft is rampant in France and it has one of the highest rates of vehicle theft in Europe. Approximately 250,000 vehicles a year are stolen in France.[22] Property crime in France amounts to half of all crime and it's most prevalent in Paris.[23]

Other irreligious/nonreligous countries/areas with high rates of car theft include: New Zealand, England, Sweden, Australia and Denmark (see also: Secular Europe and British atheism and Irreligion in Australia and Irreligion in New Zealand and Atheism in the Anglosphere).[24]

Least religious states in the United States and car theft

In the United States, the states of Alaska, Nevada, California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Hawaii are among the top 13 least religious states in the United States.[25]

In 2017, in the United States, the states of Alaska, Nevada, California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Hawaii were among the top 10 states having the highest rates of car theft per capita.[26]

57 car thiefs were convicted in a 4 day trial in China

The Ministry of Public Security has proposed measures to strengthen forensic training in China in a bid to tackle the growing organised crime rate.[27]

In 1994, there was a 4 day trial in which 57 car thiefs were convicted.[28]

China Daily reported in 2018 in article entitled China uses GPS to crack down on rising car theft:

In the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in Northwest China, however, authorities have started an initiative that may begin to resolve this issue, at least on a provincial level. Motorists in the area last month were given until the end of June to have a mandatory GPS tracker installed in their vehicles. The essential element of this solution is that installing a GPS tracker is compulsory. Those who refuse or fail to meet the deadline will not be allowed to refuel at gas stations. Drivers who installed the device will also be required to pay an annual fee of around $13 for the real-time tracking technology, which will allow for the vehicle to be tracked down easily in the event of being stolen.[29]

Secular Europe and pickpocketing

See also: Secular Europe and pickpocketing and Secular Europe

From a global perspective, Europe is more secular/atheistic than much of the rest of the world although it does have a considerable amount of religious immigrants who have higher birth rates (see: Secular Europe and Atheist population and Global atheism)

From a global perspective, Europe is more secular/atheistic than much of the rest of the world although it does have a considerable amount of religious immigrants who have higher birth rates (see: Secular Europe and Atheist population and Global atheism).

The website The Savvy Backpacker indicates: "If you’re planning a trip to Europe you’ve undoubtedly been warned about the danger of pickpockets. It is important to be vigilant because thousands of tourists are victims of pickpockets each year..."[30]

Travel blogger Rick Steves wrote:

Europe is safe when it comes to violent crime. But it’s very “dangerous” in terms of petty theft: Purse-snatching and pickpocketing are rampant in places where tourists gather. Thieves target Americans — not because they’re mean, but because they’re smart. Americans have all the good stuff in their bags and wallets. Loaded down with valuables, jetlagged, and bumbling around in a strange new environment, we stick out like jeweled thumbs. If I were a European street thief, I’d specialize in Americans — my card would say “Yanks R Us.”

If you’re not constantly on guard, you’ll have something stolen. One summer, four out of five of my traveling companions lost cameras in one way or another. (Don’t look at me.) In more than 30 summers of travel, I’ve been mugged once (in a part of London where only fools and thieves tread); my various rental cars were broken into a total of six times (broken locks, shattered windows, lots of nonessential stuff taken); and one car was hot-wired (and abandoned a few blocks away after the thief found nothing to take).[31]

Nonreligious Czech Republic and pickpocketing

See also: Atheistic Czech Republic and alcoholism and Czech Republic and child pornography

In 2005, the Czech Republic placed second in the world in alcohol consumption.[32] See also: Atheism and alcoholism

From a historical perspective, the Czechs have been characterised as "tolerant and even indifferent towards religion".[33] According to the 2011 census, 34.2% of the Czech population declared they had no religion, 10.3% was Roman Catholic and 10.2% followed other forms of religion both denominational and nondenominational. Furthermore, 45.2% of the population did not answer the question about religion.[34] From 1991 to 2001 and further to 2011 the adherence to Roman Catholicism decreased from 39.0% to 26.8% and then subsequently to 10.3%.[35]

In an article entitled Three European Cities Where Pickpocketing is an Art the website Tripsavvy declared:

Prague is known for it's incredible sights and historic baroque influences. Although the city is considered a world treasure, it is also considered a fertile hunting ground for pickpocket thieves looking to target tourists.[36]

Irreligious France, the UK and credit card fraud

See also: French atheism and British atheism

A Eurobarometer poll in 2010 reported that 37% of UK citizens "believed there is a God", 33% believed there is "some sort of spirit or life force" and 25% of the respondents answered "I don't believe there is any sort of spirit, God or life force".[37]

In 2014, The Telegraph reported:

The British are among the most sceptical in the world about religion, a global study has found.

Just over a third of people in the UK believe religion has a positive role to play in our daily lives, compared to a global average of 59 per cent.[38]

In 2017, the UK and France accounted for 70% of all credit fraud losses in Europe. However, France was #1 in credit card fraud in its credit card fraud rate of all the European countries by a large margin.[39] See also: French atheism

Thousands of dogs are stolen each year in China to provide dog meat

See also: Atheists and dog meat eating

Each year thousands of dogs are stolen in China and as many as 20 million dogs are killed in China to satisfy the dog meat industry.[40]

Chinese gangs have cropped up in China that kidnap pet dogs to sell to dog meat traders.[41]

Atheist nonprofit scandals and theft allegations/controversies

See also: Atheist organizations and scandals and Atheist organizations

Atheist YouTube's channel Utah Outcasts on embezzlement within atheist organizations

See also: Atheist organizations and scandals

In a 2018 YouTube video entitled David Silverman Ousted as President of American Atheists, the atheist YouTube channel Utah Outcasts said in a video about David Silverman and atheist organizations: "Many other people were also like maybe he was embezzling funds because we know people in atheist activist communities where that kind of sh*t happens. Yes, it was kind of common."[42]

Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science embezzlement allegation

See also: Richard Dawkins and morality and Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science website

The Independent wrote about the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science:

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, has filed four lawsuits in a Californian court alleging that Mr Timonen, who ran its online operation in America, stole $375,000 (£239,000) over three years. It is claiming $950,000 in damages, while Mr Dawkins is suing him for $14,000 owed to him personally. Mr Timonen strongly denies the allegations.

In the 18-page complaint filed in a Los Angeles court, the foundation claims that Mr Timonen said the website he was running was just "squeaking by," making only $30,000 in three years, when in fact it was grossing 10 times that sum. The charity alleges that Mr Timonen pocketed 92 per cent of the money generated by the store, with his girlfriend spending $100,000 of the charity's money on upgrading her home before putting it on the market.

The funds apparently came on top of Mr Timomen's pay – of $278,750 over three-and-a-half years (£50,000 a year) – which legal documents filed by the foundation describe as "exceedingly generous and well above-market for someone of Timomen's age and experience...[43]

Atheist Hemant Mehta reported in 2011 that Dawkins ended his legal actions against Mr. Timonen.[44]

David Gorski at Scienceblogs wrote about this matter:

Timonen has responded. Although I find his denial self-serving, I do find it odd that there have been no arrests. After all, embezzlement is a criminal offense. If I ran a charitable organization and discovered that an employee had embezzled close to $1 million, I’d have called the police, not the lawyers. Something more than meets the eye appears to be going on here.[45]

See also: Richard Dawkins' loss of influence

David Roland Waters, American Atheists and United Secularists of America scandals

Murderpedia reported:

On August 27, 1995, O'Hair, her son Jon, and granddaughter Robin suddenly disappeared. The door to the office of American Atheists was locked with a typewritten note attached (apparently with Jon's signature), stating, "The Murray O'Hair family has been called out of town on an emergency basis. We do not know how long we will be gone at the time of the writing of this memo." When O'Hair's home was entered, breakfast dishes were sitting on the table; her diabetes medication was on the kitchen counter, and her dogs had been left behind without a caregiver.

In phone calls a few days later, the trio claimed that they were on "business" in San Antonio, Texas. A few days later, Jon ordered $600,000 worth of gold coins from a San Antonio jeweler but took delivery of only $500,000 worth of coins.

Until September 27, American Atheists employees received several phone calls from Robin and Jon, but neither would explain why they left or when they would return; while they said nothing was amiss, their voices sounded strained and disturbed. After September 28, no further communication came from any of the O'Hairs.

Ultimately, the murder investigation focused on David Roland Waters, who had worked as a typesetter for American Atheists. Not only did Waters have previous convictions for violent crimes, there were several suspicious burglaries during his tenure, and he had pleaded guilty earlier in 1995 to stealing $54,000 from American Atheists. Shortly after his theft of the $54,000 was discovered, O'Hair had written a scathing article in the 'Members Only' section of the American Atheists newsletter exposing Waters, the theft and Waters' previous crimes, including a 1977 incident in which Waters allegedly beat and urinated upon his mother. Waters' girlfriend later testified that he was enraged by O'Hair's article, and that he fantasized about torturing her in gruesome ways.

The police concluded that Waters and his accomplices had kidnapped all three O'Hairs, forced them to withdraw the missing funds, gone on several huge shopping sprees with the O'Hairs' money and credit cards, and then murdered and dismembered all three people. Waters' accomplices included Gary Paul Karr and Danny Fry. A few days after the O'Hairs were killed, Fry was murdered by Waters and Karr. Fry's body was found on a riverbed with his head and hands severed and missing. His body remained unidentified for three and a half years.

In January 2001, Waters informed the police that the O'Hairs were buried on a Texas ranch, and he subsequently led them to the bodies. When the police excavated there, they discovered that the O'Hairs' bodies had been cut into dozens of pieces with a saw. The remains exhibited such extensive mutilation and successive decomposition that identification had to be made through dental records, by DNA testing and, in Madalyn O'Hair's case, by the serial number of her prosthetic hip. The head and hands of Danny Fry were also found at the site.

The gold coins extorted from the O'Hairs were put in a storage locker rented by Waters' girlfriend. Waters had taken out $80,000 and partied with his girlfriend for a few days, but upon his return he discovered that the remaining $420,000 had been stolen. A group of thieves operating in that area had a master key to the type of lock that Waters used to secure the locker. In the course of their activities, they came across the locker, used the master key to open it, and found a suitcase full of gold coins. They eventually spent all but one, which the police recovered.

Karr was arrested, tried, and found guilty of extortion charges related to the O'Hair case. However, he was acquitted of kidnapping conspiracy. Karr was sentenced to life in prison in August 2000 by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks. Waters was arrested and found guilty of kidnapping, robbery, and murder in the O'Hair case, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison; he was also ordered to pay back a total of $543,665 to the United Secularists of America and to the estates of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Jon Garth Murray, and Robin Murray O'Hair. It is unlikely that any of these debts were paid, because Waters had no ability to earn money while in prison. Waters died of lung cancer at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, on January 27, 2003.[46]

Madalyn Murray O'Hair was the founder of the American Atheist organization.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair's son William stated later:

My mother delighted in hiring unrepentant criminals to work in her atheist office. She particularly enjoyed hiring convicted murderers who had served their time but were unrepentant about what they had done. She got a sense of power out of having men in her employ who had taken human life. It was love of power over people that finally caused not only her death, but the deaths of my brother and my daughter...

She stole huge amounts of money. She misused the trust of people. She cheated children out of their parents’ inheritance. She cheated on her taxes and even stole from her own organizations. She once printed up phony stock certificates on her own printing press to try to take over another atheist publishing company. I could go on but I won’t. [47]

We Are Atheism scandal

See also: We Are Atheism

Hemant Mehta wrote in 2015:

Earlier this year, I posted a series of concerns I had about a group called We Are Atheism.

The group raised money from atheists after tragic events and natural disasters, supposedly to help victims and their families, but the money didn’t always make it there. In some cases, it was given to people completely unaffected by the tragedies, unbeknownst to the donors at the time. The co-founders said publicly they weren’t taking a salary, even though they were. They said donations to the group were tax-deductible, even when they weren’t....

Several former board members of We Are Atheism later spoke up about why they resigned; their reasons included a lack of financial transparency in the organization.

Since all of that went down, Lee Moore took over as President of We Are Atheism and Amanda Brown stepped down from the board (she no longer has a formal connection with the group).

Moore vowed to get an independent tax firm to look over the group’s finances and pledged to make things right...

So what happened with that independent tax firm?...

Simply put: They couldn’t complete the audit. They asked Brown for access to certain accounts involving We Are Atheism’s money and they didn’t receive it.[48]

Sarah Morehead controversy

See also: Sarah Morehead controversy

Sarah Morehead previously served as the Executive Director of the atheist organization Recovering from Religion.[49]

In 2016, the atheist blogger Martin Hughes wrote:

So, anyway…Recovering from Religion, Apastacon, and the Reason Rally all had someone heading them who most of us assumed we could trust. Most of you don’t know who she is, probably, so this means nothing to you. But she has helped out the atheist movement a lot — one of the hardest working, most influential people in American atheism. Her name is Sarah Morehead. Recently, her husband (for all intents and purposes, though not under law) Ray Morehead went on trial for child sexual abuse of her child and another child. We atheists felt for her, and when one of us said that we should give her money to make the ends meet (as he supported her), we didn’t hesitate. She had helped us so much. Why not help her? I gave her a bit of money and asked others to do the same. The request was for $8,000; over $23,ooo was raised.

Shortly after, she removed from leadership of Apastacon, Reason Rally, and Recovering from Religion. There were a lot of non-disclosure agreements involved, so we don’t know all the reasons why. But there were rumors about her character not being as it seems, which were largely rebuffed by people who thought it was the work of Ray Morehead to try to destroy Sarah Morehead’s reputation while he’s on trial.

The rumors became so confusing and pervasive that J.T. Eberhard, one of the top atheist bloggers and a friend (like many influential atheists) of Sarah Morehead’s, investigated them thoroughly. Not only did Eberhard, in his long, very well-documented write-up, find that the evidence indicated this was true — what Morehead said about several rumors in the interview he had with her for his article directly contradicted the evidence he found, evidence that Morehead seems to have tried to delete before he uncovered it. Eberhard, then, uncovered extensive evidence that Morehead systematically made sure only she had access to funds that she seems to have used personally, and lied about several other matters as well; the picture that is painted isn’t pretty.

The way J.T. discussed it, that lying was strategic and repeated. There has been suspicion that she has acted similarly in the other organizations she’s been part of — Stephanie Zvan has also said some troubling things about her overall character, making the picture even darker in my mind....

Although the evidence that Sarah Morehead lied and misappropriated funds seem undeniable, I don’t know how true the rumors about the kind of person Sarah Morehead is are.

But what was truly disturbing, for me, was finding out through Internet conversation that this was just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot of good the atheist organizations have done, but there are also more rumors of disturbing things that happened, and additional blown-open scandals in the past that I didn’t know about or time had caused me to forget. It all kinda came to a head on me at the same time.[50]

In 2016, the atheist J.T. Eberhard wrote:

Sarah undoubtedly had access to lengthy donor lists during her time with Apostacon, Recovering From Religion, and the Reason Rally. It’s entirely possible (let’s face it, very, very probable) that she will be soliciting donations for her future projects. As Hemant established with his piece about We Are Atheism, potential donors need to know when things don’t add up, or if there’s a decent chance their money could be misused.[51]

Atheism, satanic deception and stealing

See also: Atheism and satanic deception and LaVeyan Satanism and The Satanic Temple

It is often stated that atheism is the result of satanic deception (see: Atheism and satanic deception).

The Apostle John records Jesus making an allusion to the devil and declaring that he is a thief that comes to rob, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).[52] Jesus also declares the children of the devil want to carry out their father's wishes and that the devil was a liar and a murderer.[53] See also: Atheism and deception and Atheism and mass murder

One of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shall not steal." (Exodus 20:15).

The Apostle Paul taught: "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were [c]sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NKJV).

Switzerland, belief in creationism and Switzerland's lowest rate of crime in the world

See also: Social effects of the theory of evolution and Evolutionary belief and sexual immorality

Since World War II a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the evolutionary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists and agnostics.[54]

Switzerland has one of the highest rates of belief in creationism in Europe.[55]

In 2016, Switzerland had the lowest rate of crime in the world.[56]

Recommended books

See also: Atheism and presuppositional apologetics and Joseph Stalin and China and atheism

  • Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case by Frank Turek, NavPress (January 1, 2015), ISBN-10: 1612917011
  • The Art of the Bribe: Corruption Under Stalin, 1943-1953 (Yale-Hoover Series on Authoritarian Regimes) 1st Edition, Yale University Press; 1 edition (November 29, 2016), ISBN-10: 9780300175257
  • Kafka in China: The People’s Republic of Corruption by Warren Rothman, Amazon Digital Services LLC, February 8, 2016, ASIN: B01BLPTICS

See also

External links


  1. Religion and Crime: A Systematic Review and Assessment of Next Steps by Amy Adamczyk, Joshua D. Freilich, Chunrye Kim, Sociology of Religion, Volume 78, Issue 2, 1 June 2017, Pages 192–232,
  2. The factor of faith in crime reduction, BYRON JOHNSON, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, July 24, 2011
  3. Visits to place of worship linked to lower levels of criminality, University of Manchester website
  4. How religion cuts crime: Church-goers are less likely to shoplift, take drugs and download music illegally
  5. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics (Zuckerman, 2005)
  6. A surprising map of where the world’s atheists live, Washington Post By Max Fisher and Caitlin Dewey May 23, 2013
  7. The Growth of Christianity in East Asia
  8. Senior Chinese Religious Advisor Calls For Promotion Of Atheism In Society, International Business Times
  9. China’s Communist Party Reaffirms Marxism, Maoism, Atheism, New American, 2014
  10. Corruption in China, Wikipedia
  11. Corruption in China, Wikipedia
  12. The Top Ten Issues for China’s Economy by Steve Dickinson on December 27, 2018, China Law Blog
  13. Chinese intellectual property theft: Time for show trials (but get our story straight) by Claude Barfield, August 27, 2018, AEIdeas
  14. [ What Is Intellectual Property, and Does China Steal It? By Grant Clark, December 4, 2018, Bloomberg News
  15. World and Its Peoples: Eastern and Southern Asia. Marshall Cavendish. Retrieved on 2011-03-05. “North Korea is officially an atheist state in which almost the entire population is nonreligious.” 
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  17. North Korean hackers tied to massive global theft, Politico, 2018
  18. Car Theft How to secure your car in France
  19. Top 50 Countries With Highest Proportion of Atheists / Agnostics(Zuckerman, 2005)
  20. La carte de l’athéisme dans le monde : la France numéro 4, L'Obs, 2015
  21. Car Theft: How to secure your car in France
  22. How to Avoid Crime When Traveling Through France,
  23. Top 10 Countries with the Highest Rate of Theft & Tips for Theft Prevention, Clements Worldwide website
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  25. Motor vehicle theft rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States in 2017, by state,
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  27. Crackdown nets car theft gang, South China Morning Post, 1994
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  31. Czech alcohol consumption figures highlight rising number of problem drinkers, 23-02-2011 16:29 | Chris Johnstone
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  36. Special Eurobarometer, biotechnology, p. 204". Fieldwork: Jan-Feb 2010.
  37. UK among most sceptical in world about religion, The Telegraph, 2014
  38. Card Fraud in Europe Is Higher Than Ever
  39. The Chinese Government Must Stop Pet Dogs Being Stolen For Meat by JERRY GADIANO, Unilad website
  40. The Chinese Government Must Stop Pet Dogs Being Stolen For Meat by JERRY GADIANO, Unilad website
  41. David Silverman Ousted as President of American Atheists, Utah Atheists, Go to the 3 minute mark in the video
  42. An ungodly row: Dawkins sues his disciple
  43. Richard Dawkins Drops His Lawsuit Against Former Employee
  44. Richard Dawkins sues Josh Timonen, Posted by David Gorski on October 24, 2010
  45. David Roland WATERS
  46. Son calls famous atheist Madalyn O’Hair “evil”
  47. An Update on We Are Atheism by Hemant Mehta, September 15, 2015]
  48. Recovering From Religion ~ Sarah Morehead
  49. This Isn’t (Just) About Sarah Morehead by Martin Hughes
  50. On the rumors circulating about Sarah Morehead by J.T. Eberhard
  51. John 10:10
  52. John 8:44
  53. Switzerland, a beacon of European creationism, has the world's most competitive economy. Also, America (a land of creationists) is expected to dominate the world economy for years. Why are evolutionists such slackers?
  54. [10 Reasons Why Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the world]