Not only is it predominantly Atheistic but it is one of the freest, wealthiest per capita, and happiest Nations on earth. With her clean natural environment and the vibrant cultural life, Finland offers an excellent setting for many activities. Finland covers an area of 338,000 square kilometers, of which 10 percent is water and 69 percent forest. There are over 187,000 lakes, 5,100 rapids, and over 179,000 islands, including Europe's largest archipelago. The natural beauty is available to everyone. Everyman is allowed free right of access to the land and waterways, irrespective of who owns the land.
In contrast I found that like the Right wingers are quick to point out and I disagree with is that America is a Christian Nation. I say Bull we are and I found that Among Wealthy Nations … the U.S. STANDS ALONE IN ITS EMBRACE OF RELIGION. Religion is much more important to Americans than to people living in other wealthy nations. The Global Attitudes study correlated views on religion with annual per capita income and found that wealthier nations tend to place less importance on religion – with the exception of the United States. US is unique in its embrace of Religion
You see what Religion is doing to our Government and our Nation. It's horrible. Romney is calling for more of it. Beware of a worsening of Bush's nightmare. just look at this one fact. The United States has by far the highest rate of gun deaths -- murders, suicides and accidents -- among the world's 36 richest nations, a government study found. The U.S. rate for gun deaths in 1994 was 14.24 per 100,000 people. Japan had the lowest rate, at .05 per 100,000. The study, done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is the first comprehensive international look at gun-related deaths. It was published Thursday in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The CDC would not speculate why the death rates varied, but other researchers said easy access to guns and society's acceptance of violence are part of the problem in the United States. Christian US leads in gun deaths
** "No candidate should become the spokesman for his faith. That is a dig at Bush I'd say and to me a good sign. I personally do not have a problem with Mormonism. You don't know this but I spent a stint as a baptized Mormon before I realized it was too strict for me. They are Christians and do believe in God of course but I beg to differ with Romney here. Romney said religion is essential to freedom. "Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone," the GOP contender said.
** I'll tell you right now he is dead wrong and is speaking from the view of a strict Religious follower. However he really did shoot himself and Bush in the foot and I haven't heard anything mentioned. Isn't ruling with religion what Bush is telling Islam they can not do? Isn't ruling with perverted Religion what he is guilty of? We were told from the start that Muslims wanted us off their lands so Bush attacks them. Isn't all they otherwise want is Religious freedom? The right to govern themselves as they want? The right to practice their Religion as they want? Not as Bush dictates despite centuries of doing so?
** Freedom requires Religion but what about for Islam and Muslims? Despite what the role of Religion has negatively done to us Romney wants a greater role? what the hell? Meanwhile Islam is being told Religion plays to much of a role? I don't get it? I am sick of the every day every instance do what I say not as I do double standards!