If we remove God from our society, what are the consequences?
This website will try to give an answer.
On the English or Nederlandse tabs/pages you can read the conclusions in a scientific article.
In a Christian article you can read what the church can do to play an important role in solving the economic crisis.
It was considered to be of intriguing interest to investigate the general hypothesis that a quantifiable effect exists between the post-modern tendency to ignore the relevance of God in society on the one hand and today’s concurrent financial turbulence on the other. To do so we adopted a more specific hypothesis, namely that there exists a significant correlation between the change in percentages of Christians in a large sample of countries and the changes in their respective sovereign ratings.
Correlations have been computed for five- and ten-year intervals using linear regression analysis of changes in percentages of Christian populations in over 100 countries and changes in their corresponding sovereign ratings (Moody and Fitch). The base intervals for the Christian population were from 2000 to 2005 and 2000 to 2010. The intervals for the sovereign ratings were 2002 to 2007 (the onset of the present global economic crisis) and from 2002 to 2012. When using total Christian populations per country, statistically significant positive linear correlations were obtained in seven out of eight combinations of data source, rating agency and either five- or ten-year interval. Similar regression models were computed for three subsets of total Christians, namely protestants, evangelicals and Catholics. For these subsets significant correlations were obtained in fourteen of twenty cases, with high sensitivity occurring in the case of evangelicals. Finally, as a matter of additional interest, the same regression analysis was performed for Muslims, with results showing no significant correlations in seven of eight cases and negative correlation in the remaining single case.
This scientific analysis is tested on basic social scientific methodology and accepted by ASREC, The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture. You can read or download it from the English or Nederlandse pages.