Originally Posted by Skavau
High means a lot. NHS received over 800,000 alcohol related admissions in 07-08. Source
That's 800,000 too many and will probably rise by end of this year.
What do you mean with the teenage pregnancy line? That a high (majority) number of teenagers become pregnant?
Again, high means a lot. 40,000 plus under-18 conceptions in 07, with 50% of that going for abortions. source
That's 40,000 too many.
As for divorces, not only have I seem some statistics that suggest that non-religious couples are slightly less
likely to divorce than religious couples - there is nothing inherently immoral or wrong with divorce. Sometimes things don't work out. Insistence from religious groups that your first marriage must be your only one does not equal a more prosperous family unit.
Why doesn't it work out? Alcohol related maybe? Adultery maybe? Gambling maybe? Things don't work out in all kinds of relationships, that don't mean you go to divorce. And if it's bad enough to get a divorce after X amounts of years together, I seriously wonder why they got together in the first place.
So can you think of a better period of time to live in, sir? (In a First-World nation, I mean). Nevermind the alleged corruption and immorality you may perceive by some or all western nations. Are you saying that there exists a better time and place historically than say, a first world nation now? Life expectancy has never been higher. Medical treatment has never been more proficient. The sufferings of millions averted. Quality of life, has likely never been better despite the clear shortcomings.
I don't negate any of the positives of today, but when you consider say the strain drunk fools put the NHS under, it feels like a complete waste of time.
What's the point of having the best health care we've ever had if **** near 1 million people drink their lungs out every week? Oh and did I forget to mention that alcohol kills
The problem is related to hedonistic lifestyles and how badly the citizens are acting despite all the progress made in health care. Again, this is occurring in the land where religion is as far removed from state as possible.
So for you to then say the world will tremble under theistic ruling, particularly one that actively prohibits such hedonism from society, is laughable.