Originally Posted by res
*sigh* Number one, most of the world in general is religious so it's a good idea to keep that in mind.
Number two, you might want to look at WHEN these nations became advanced economies. Were they religious then? This seriously wounds the causation argument.
Now there may be a correlation here which simply amounts to the fact that economic prosperity tends to lead to irreligion.
There is some grounds for that conclusion even when observing the ancient world, where prosperity, while not usually leading to positions like Atheism and agnosticism often lead to religious apathy.
where are you from?
i bet you are from a highly religious country....