Pew researchers asked more than 3,000 Americans 32 central questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions.
Population growth the single greatest threat to world peace – and activities by the Catholic hierarchy the greatest deterrent
The effective opposition to population growth control activities by the Catholic hierarchy has clearly been the single greatest deterrent.
Thomas Paine was one of the intellectual heroes. As long as free government exists he will be remembered, admired and honoured.
Why did church atrocities recede in the West? Because a new social climate was spreading - the Age of Reason, the Enlightenment.
The Vatican has had so much success at shutting down efforts to control population growth that draconian actions have not yet been necessary.