All I'm saying is I think there is a correlation between freedom and crime. The more freedom of religion, speech, right to bear arms, and pursuit of happiness you have, the more crime you have. If you look at the statistics, the U.S. has the highest crime rate in the world, but we also have the most freedom to individuals and groups in the world. I don't believe it's religions fault that the U.S. has a high crime rate. I think that's an opinion of someone who is more than likely an atheist or agnostic. I think humanism is coming into play in that article where humans blame something or someone else instead of themselves. If a human doesn't follow the ten commandments, and then kills someone and goes to jail, and then turns around and blames God who told them not to do it in the first place, well that's humanism. And, remember this country has always been religious(even today we have the most churches in any nation in the world)
The other countries with lower crime rates also have their governments subsidized most of the companies in their lives. Their taxes are high, and they do not have a bill of rights. In England you DO NOT have the right to bear arms. (There goes much of the crime rate that drops right there, no guns, no shooting). Not as much freedom as we have...see the correlation?
Furthermore, the US is the world's leader. We worship and praise God, and we become prosperous, and then the rest of the civilized world benefits. I can see why they think, "Who needs a god, we have the US".(sarcasm)
Other countries like Japan(who btw never believed in God anyway), England, and Scandinavia would start believing in God if the US interests dried up, you better believe. But I think there are plenty of Christians in those countries(not Japan)still. When the new Pope visited Germany there were many people who came to see him.
To blame a good thing for something bad that happens is folly, and it's foolish. Our saving grace in this nation is our belief in God, and our belief in our "inalienable rights".