Once God is removed from the picture, so are the limits of the moral structure He has imposed on Man. And then, “do what thou wilt” becomes the whole of the law.
The following graph shows the percentages of people who have ever cheated on a spouse while married, by their belief (or lack thereof) in God. Responses are from 2000 onward and are restricted to non-Hispanic whites (N = 6,271):
The next graph shows the percentages who say having sex under the age of seventeen is “always wrong”(N = 6,402):
The last graph shows the percentages who say homosexual acts are “always wrong” (N = 6,128):
Cause, effect, and the potential noisy confounds and confounding noise aside, Vox Day’s assertion has a powerful plausibility to it.
Stefan Molyneux, himself an atheist, regularly points out how devastating it has been for the West not to have killed God, but to have failed to replace Him with anything worthy of reverence.
GSS variables used: EVSTRAY(1-2), TEENSEX(1)(2-4), HOMOSEX(1)(2-4), RACECEN1(1), HISPANIC(1), YEAR(2000-2016), GOD(1)(2)(3-5)(6)