Thursday, October 22, 2009
Happy and godless in Denmark
People of Denmark probably aren't very different from the rest of the world, except... they are self professed to be the HAPPIEST people in the world AND... they are not religious. The majority of people in Denmark don't believe in God. That blows me away yet doesn't surprise me at all. What i mean is, i believe it but i'm surprised it's being acknowledged.
Did you know? many of the most intelligent, creative, thoughtful minds of today and throughout history are largely atheists: Einstein, Edison, Mark Twain, Carl Sagan, Asimov, Freud, Dawkins, Nietzsche, Bill Gates, George Carlin (but he questions everything). So, the likelihood of your believing in God is inversely proportional to your level of intellect.
I'll say it again. The higher an IQ level people have the less likely they are to believe in God. In a 1998 survey of more than 500 members of the National Academy of Scientists, it was found that 72% were atheists, 21% were agnostics and 7% believed in God. Hmmm. Just ponder that a bit...
By the way, this is a recent photo i took of sunrise here on the east coast of Florida. It was glowing so bright orange that it lured me from my home 5 blocks away. I wonder who the artist is?