November 23, 2006

November 23, 2006 1:55 PM

from Sam Harris in his book “Letter to a Christian Nation” :

“Countries with high levels of atheism are the most charitable in terms of the percentage of the wealth they devote to social welfare programs and in the percentage they give in aid to the developing world…Consider the ratio of salaries paid to top-tier CEOs and those paid to the same firms’ average employees: in Britain it is 24:1; in France, 15:1; in Sweden 13:1; in the United States, where 80 percent of the population expects to be called before God on Judgement Day, it is 475:1. Many a camel, it would seem, expects to pass easily through the eye of a needle.”