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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.