It’s an old story that I have, I’m sure, already posted somewhere on this Blog. In the Australian Parliament, the yarn goes, a member trotted out pages of statistics about something. A member of the Opposition congratulated him on his research but added that statistics are like bikinis : what they reveal is interesting; what they conceal is vital.
The French magazine “Challenges”, of February 18, 2016, reports the following stats : 15% of French people think that one must believe in God to be moral. In Italy it’s 27%, in Germany 33% and in the U.S. a whopping 53%. You can draw your own conclusions, but these figures reveal a pretty disturbing illusion, and no doubt conceal others even more disturbing.