Friday, February 20, 2015

Another secular paradise, unless you're a woman

Atheists invariably cite the "success" of godless societies like Sweden.

Oh well...
The indispensable Gatestone Institute reports on some very disturbing news out of Sweden. 
In 1975, the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the former homogeneous Sweden into a multicultural country. Forty years later the dramatic consequences of this experiment emerge: violent crime has increased by 300%. 
If one looks at the number of rapes, however, the increase is even worse. In 1975, 421 rapes were reported to the police; in 2014, it was 6,620. That is an increase of 1,472%. 
That makes Sweden the rape capital of the West, second globally to only Lesotho in Southern Africa in the number of rapes it suffers.
Atheists are perplexed. Why would men kill and rut without conscience, in a society that embraces Darwinism and denies ultimate moral law and ultimate accountability?

Atheists are beset by so many mysteries.


  1. Of course, a big part of this increase in crime in general, and rape in particular, isn't as much directly due to the Godlessness of the native Swedes as that the non-Swedes intentionally imported to *replace* the Swedes worship a demon as God.

  2. Not only women...

    "Reports of male rape are on the rise in Sweden, new figures show, yet sexual violence experts believe the figures represent only the tip of the iceberg as many men are too ashamed to report the assaults. "

  3. It just doesn't make sense. Why would men act like animals after being taught they were just another animal all their lives. It is a mystery indeed.

  4. Whether you like this fact or not doesn't change its veracity: human beings are primates, and primates are part of the animal kingdom. Thus, human beings are part of the animal kingdom.

    Whether we evolved or were created by super hero sky beings, we're still part of kingdom animalia, which makes us animals by classification. Fights over resources that we see every day in the news makes this even clearer.

    Damn facts. Don't ya just wish that we could change them?

  5. Well you know what? Since the 1700's, the amount of pirates on the seas has gone down. Also, since the 1700's, the use of nuclear weaponry has gone up by 200%. Therefore we can assume that the increase in nuclear warfare was caused by the disappearance of pirates. Correlation does not equal causation.

  6. Yep - let's not let facts get in the way. Let's not mention the change in rape reporting that Sweden introduced several years ago that count each reported act as a separate rape. Let's not mention the correlation between societal gender equality and the incidence of reported rape. Let's not discuss the expanded definition of sexual violence in Sweden.

    Let's just blame atheism.

    After all, we know how comfortable women are with reporting rape, and how compassionately it is handled, in the world's most religious countries.

    Yeah - the problem is definitely the atheists.

    1.'s the atheists, for sure!

  7. Its hard to consider seriously, the words of someone criticizing from upon high, when their own pulpit rests upon the all the same problems they attempt to lie at the feet of others. Don't these Swedish statistics remind anyone of the statistics for rape found among Catholic culture that has been recently exposed over the past several decades?

    Moreover, unlike the very open culture of Sweden where such statistics can be trusted to be meaningful, we must face the fact that statistics for rape among Catholics, very likely, are hugely under-reported at this time, despite the already alarmingly high rates that have already come to light. This is precisely because the Catholic culture lacks the Swedish-levels of transparency into their own dark underbelly.

    So, one really has to wonder, how is it that Catholicism (or any religious-based culture) could possibly be considered a better moral basis for addressing the problem of rape culture that clearly exists all over the world? Or for addressing any rising rates in any other crime?

    The point atheists are making through crime statistic citations from places like Sweden (and Japan and Denmark and Iceland....) are not to impress upon people that secular societies are necessarily "better" than religious-based ones when it comes to addressing crime (I don't believe we have enough data to support that claim). Rather, people use these statistics to contest the unfounded religious claims that religious people always assert: namely, that a society based upon a religious-faith, like Catholicism, would somehow lead to a morally superior culture. The statistics from Sweden, Iceland, Japan, et al, as well as from many religious cultures and institutions, such as the RCC, simply do not support this religious claim.