SECULAR SWEDEN: THE BITTER FRUITS OF REJECTING CHRISTIANITY
For hundreds of years Sweden was a
bastion of Lutheranism, a major Protestant branch. Since the 1960's the
Swedes have moved away from the religion of their ancestors toward
agnosticism and atheism. At present, stats reveal that only a minority
of Swedes are still practicing Christians. In spite of their high level of
unbelief, Swedish crime rates have been relatively low for decades. The
country has moved toward socialism and has created a social safety net like
few others. For decades Sweden has been used by secularists as evidence that
human beings can create a decent society without God and religion.
What unbelievers were not acknowledging was the fact that much of the good
in Sweden was in part the result of Christian cultural values having been
preserved, even though God was being set aside. But over the years those
values have been eroding and a culture of selfishness and hopelessness has
taken their place. Sweden is now slowly moving toward a nightmarish future.
They are sowing the wind and they will reap the whirlwind like the rest of
the world. The following are portions of news article from a Swedish
newspaper one can read on the Internet named, The Local. A quick
perusal of recent Swedish societal trends, as shown by the following
articles, clearly indicate that secular Sweden is no longer Heaven on earth.
Unfortunately, the worst consequences of setting Christianity
aside are yet to come. \
Say a Little Prayer for Sweden
Aug 06 17:40 CET
in Sweden has a long history, but you won't find many Swedes in the pews on
Quite simply, the majority of Swedes don’t think the big man exists.
That’s according to a European
Commission report from 2005 which states just
23 percent of Swedes believe there is a God. "
Casual sex 'common' among
Published: 27 May 11
Four out of ten young people in
last had sex with someone they weren't in a relationship with
and only one
in four used a condom, according to statistics from a recent study on youth
sex habits in
A total of 3,317 young people in Stockholm answered questions in the survey,
which was part of a
larger study mapping out the sexual habits of the
country’s 15- to 29- year olds.
But despite temporary
so frequent, only one in four young Stockholmers stated that they had used a
number slightly lower than for the
rest of the country.
Swedish teen girls 'getting
Swedish bestiality ring
More Swedish children
dependent on benefits
Crimes a Day in Sweden
Published: 6 Sep 05 09:51 CET
"Firearms are used in murders, attempted murders or robberies three times a
day in Sweden,
according to statistics from the National Police Board.
In 2004, police registered 1,187 such
crimes involving guns, a similar figure to the previous two
years, reported Göteborgs-Posten. But the difference is that the kind of weapon has changed.
"Before, there were a lot of shotguns - now
it's all automatic weapons," said Per-Olof Johansson,
a detective in
the Gothenburg police reconnaissance division.
"In the last five years we've also
confiscated a lot of hand grenades."
Gun smuggling on the rise in
Methamphetamine Increasingly Common in Sweden
Published: 10 Mar 09 08:20 CET
far this year, more than 80 kilogrammes of methamphetamine have been seized
at Swedish borders,
compared with 55 kilogrammes for all of 2008,
reports the Metro newspaper.
During 2007, 1,483 people apprehended for
drug offences were under the influence of the drug. But
between January and
May of 2008 alone, more than 1,635 drug suspects were found to have taken
are Drinking More
Published: 1 Aug 08 14:35 CET
are growing about increased
alcohol consumption among Sweden’s retirees, as
over 65 in
Stockholm exhibiting at-risk drinking habits has
gone up by half in the last decade.
Every fourth Stockholm retiree consumes alcohol at a hazardous level..."
Spreads in Swedish Cities
Published: 2 Apr 07 11:47 CET
use in Sweden's major cities is increasing, according to new research
presented on Monday.
Three out of ten people who work in the social services, healthcare, police
or other community-focused
organizations say that they have seen a rise in
the number of people using the drug in the last six months."
Users Behind the Wheel
Published: 30 Aug 06 10:00 CET
"The number of drug
users behind the wheel in Sweden has shot up in the past decade.
In 1998, police busted 800 people driving under the influence of drugs, but
in 2005, 7,000 intoxicated
drivers were discovered on Swedish roads — an
Swedish Women Kill Themselves More Often
Published: 4 Oct 07 11:11 CET
suicide rate among young women in Sweden is at its
highest level since the late 1970s. Researchers
say the figures are a sign that young people's mental health is not taken
The number of suicides among women in this age group was about 8 per 100,000
in 2006, compared to
about 3 per 100,000 in 2002. "
Health Fears for Swedish Youth
Published: 7 Mar 06 08:25 CET
"The rise continued throughout 2003 and 2004, according to the board, which
concluded that it is
primarily young people
who are affected by the increasing access to alcohol.
At the same time, more children and young
people are overweight. There has also been a rise in
among young men and women, reported the board."
Gangs Show no Signs of Leaving Sweden
Published: 12 Mar 09 14:34 CET
say it is difficult to estimate the number and size of criminal gangs in
Sweden since membership
can vary from day to day, but media reports indicate
around 1,000 people are actively involved in at least
six large criminal
gangs with numerous branches across the country.
Gangs make headlines almost daily with
stories of drug busts, brutal attacks on business owners unable
to pay off
debts, and bloody gang wars.
"This is a serious problem that has grown in recent years," Swedish Justice
Beatrice Ask told AFP."
Women Committing More Violent Crimes
Published: 2 Oct 08 08:54 CET
women in Sweden is rising faster than among men,
according to a new study.
Fresh statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande
Brå) show that in 2007, women were suspected for more than 10
percent of threats or violent crimes.
The figure represents a doubling from the
level recorded 12 years earlier."
Cocaine Use on the Up
Published: 20 Jan 08 13:53 CET
use in Sweden is on the up and up, thanks in part to a sharp fall in street
prices, police say.
Swedish law enforcers are now considering stationing a police officer in
South America to gather
intelligence on the
Crime Reports Increase
Published: 25 Oct 06 10:38 CET
number of violent crimes reported in Sweden is rising, while the number of
reported thefts is falling,
according to new
statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, Brå.
misappropriations, which account for nearly half of reported crime, fell by
Over 59,000 violent crimes were reported
during the period, six percent more than during the same period
The number of reported assaults has increased markedly."
Prison Service "Can't Afford to Treat Sex Offenders"
Published: 20 Jul 06 11:55 CET
third of those convicted of sex-related offences never go through treatment
before the end of their
jail terms because of a lack of resources in the
Swedish prison system, reported Svenska Dagbladet on
Democrats Announce Plan to Save Marriage
Published: 24 Jan 09 11:01 CET
"The Christian Democrats
have announced a proposal aimed at saving the institution of marriage.
party suggests introducing a free counselling check up for all newly weds.
Almost one in three children in Sweden is from a broken home and 50,000
children are involved in a
divorce each year,
according to statistics from Save the Children Sweden (Rädda
Swedes on Benefit
Published: 27 Aug 04 12:10 CET
a million Swedes of working age are living on state handouts, according to
figures released on
Monday. While that's roughly the
same as last year, there has been a significant shift in who is receiving
with the fastest-rising group of claimants being 25-35 year olds taking
"This shows that the Social Democrats are choking people with kindness,"
said the Moderate Party's
Per Westerberg, a former Minister of Commerce.
As Monday's Dagens Nyheter pointed out, the figures mean that
20% of Swedes who could be working
instead claiming unemployment, sickness, social security or early retirement
benefit. And it's the
number of people in this last group - more than ever
before - that worries Westerberg most."
Increase Blamed on Declining Use of Pill
Published: 24 Aug 08 14:04 CET
number of abortions performed in Sweden increased by 17 between 2000 and
2007. Sale of
morning-after pills (ECP) have increased three-fold in
Stockholm over the period,
Abortions have also increased and
37,205 operations were carried out in Sweden in 2007, up 20
30,980 in 2000. "
Young Swedes' Mental Health Deteriorating: Report
Published: 25 Mar 09 14:15 CET
"Swedish health authorities are growing increasingly concern about the
mental health of the country’s
young people, according to a new report.
In its latest report on Sweden’s public health, the
National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen)
psychological problems are increasing among young people and
The number of suicide attempts by young
people in Sweden has risen dramatically, the agency reports,
and more youths are being admitted to hospitals for treatment of depression
Violence is also an increasing problem in
Swedish society, the agency reports, with
roughly one in ten
residents having been
subject to some sort of violence, threat, or harassment in 2006."
Dramatic Increase in Women
Published: 30 Aug 08 10:51 CET
among women in Sweden increased by 50 percent to 100,000 between 2003
and 2007, a
new report from the National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsöinstitutet)
The number of men classified as alcoholics has increased by
25 percent to 165,000 over the period,
the study shows."
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