Rodney Stark shows why America's greatest advantage is Christianity

  1/25/2016

As one author put it, “one of our nation’s primary advantages over many others lies in the greater strength of religion in American life.”

Dr. Rodney Stark, author of “America’s Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists”, points out what has been obvious for decades. America's greatest advantage is Christianity.

Stark makes a compelling case for the advantages of the nation of Christians. The greatest book in the world is great for a reason – because the teachings of Christ are irreplaceable. 

No nation has survived very long without a minimum set of Christianity in its laws and culture.  A nation that extinguishes Christianity is a nation that goes extinct as noted by Jerry Newcombe.

“Stark notes that the current TFR, that is, the “total fertility rate” needed for any nation is “about 2.05 per female—one child to replace the mother, one to replace the father, and an occasional child to offset infant mortality.”

Secular Europe is not doing well on this front. Facing what some sociologists call a “demographic winter,” they’ve thrown open the doors to immigrants—even those with values contrary to Western ones—partially to grow their lagging economies. They need people to replace those that are not procreating.

Stark says, “Europe’s lack of fertility is directly attributable to its lack of religiousness…In both Europe and America, fertility is highly related to church attendance.””

America is on a dangerous path, as it its removes more laws bases on Christianity and weakens its Christian culture.  

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