You believe? Any data to support that assertion?
It's interesting the countries that you guys pick for comparisons. Russia is a very religious nation since the fall of the USSR. China ain't...but that ain't a good example of absence of prosperity either.
In the meantime, what's the level of religious participation in Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany, or New Zealand? How are they doing prosperity and freedom-wise? On the other hand, religious participation is very high in, say, El Salvador or Honduras, wouldn't you say?
Tell you what...take a look at the pictures here ...they're graphic. Then tell us how many of the spectators do you think attended church the previous Sunday. And of the other folks who attended church in those communities on Sunday, how many do you suppose supported the crimes pictured?(https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/lynching