“Is the belief in (or fear of, depending on your point of view) God necessary to have a “good” society? What would a nation of atheists look like? Would a godless country lead to lawlessness and immorality?
“We actually don’t have to wonder – there is a place where the great majority of people are not only not religious – they’re can’t even be bothered about the questions of faith, God, and life’s meaning.
“Sociologist Phil Zuckerman spent a year in Denmark and Sweden, the least religious countries in the world and perhaps even in history, and interviewed people about their religious beliefs (technically, the absence of such beliefs).”
While more subjects are covered than the ‘good’ or ‘evil’ of a society, the implications of a strong but not so religious society comes crashing up against the strong held beliefs of highly religious places.