Saturday, February 7, 2015

CIA World Factbook

German Economy

This summary is based on information obtained from the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) “The World Factbook”.  Germany, which also carries the long name of Federal Republic of Germany, is the largest economy in the European Continent.  According to Germany’s last census in July of 2014, their population consists of 80,996,685.  The number of Germany’s population is divided into 91% Germans, 2.4% Turkish and 6.1% which is considered other.  That other population is made of Greeks, Italians, Polish, Russians, Serbo –Croatians, and Spanish.  The primary language in Germany is the German language, however, they also have what is called the Minority languages and that is based on region.  Religion also plays a role in the language balance of Germany as most Muslims also master the Arabic language.  Muslims make up 3.7% of the religions in Germany.  The dominant religion is the protestant and following is the Catholic religion.  
    Germany’s educational system shows evidence of effectiveness.  The literacy number in Germany is 99% for anyone over 15 years of age.  Respectively, the unemployment rate between the ages of 15-24 is only 25.1%, which is a considerably low number in comparison to the world.  The life expectancy rate for a German is 80 years of age despite obesity, drug use and HIV/AIDS being the considered ailments plaguing Germany’s health crisis.  

The perspective of Nietzsche

Destiny of Christianity. -- Christianity came into existence in order to lighten the heart; but now it has first to burden the heart so as afterwards to be able to lighten it. Consequently it shall perish.
from Nietzsche's Human, all too Human, s.119, R.J. Hollingdale transl.

My interpretation of this quote is that Christianity was created to make its believers think there is no other way but, through religion and the story of Jesus. It was fundamentally made with the pretensions to appeal to those that fear evil; the idea of Christianity was created to give the illusion to set one free through faith, but little do they know it will vanish with doubt. In today’s world religion does not play a part in day to day living, and it’s because science has overwhelmed people with the idea that the creation of this earth was by matter, energy and space; not that it was one man’s creation. When I was a child I was taught that believing that God/Jesus is the way of living ; as an adult I now think otherwise.