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Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

tjokkis_ii's Avatar Jump to comment 33 by tjokkis_ii

Comment 32 by nilso :

Hi!

I haven't found any mention of this in any of the Norwegian papers or websites. Where did you get this information?

br Nils, Oslo

In the news the last days:

http://fritanke.no/index.php?page=vis_nyhet&NyhetID=8840

http://www.kirken.no/index.cfm?event=doLink&famId=289505

http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_trondelag/1.8137779

http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/05/14/nyheter/innenriks/kirken/religion/21593869/

http://www.vl.no/kristenliv/statskirken-blir-folkekirke/

But obviously, the most heated debate was back in 2008/2009.

Wed, 16 May 2012 08:40:15 UTC | #941791

Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

tjokkis_ii's Avatar Jump to comment 22 by tjokkis_ii

@SpleenandSpiceSahota

Sweden's separation of church and state in 2000 was quite similar to what happens in Norway now. Peaceful, but rather disappointing from a secular view.

The final French separation of church and state in 1905 was also peaceful, and is still a distant dream for Norwegian secularists more than hundred years later.

Tue, 15 May 2012 19:46:57 UTC | #941675

Go to: Norway abolishes state sponsored Church of Norway

tjokkis_ii's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by tjokkis_ii

The constitution no longer states that Norway is a Lutheran state, and the demand for a majority of Church members in the cabinet are abolished. Improvements, yes, but that's about it.

The Norwegian Church keep all its privileges. It will still be 100% financed by Norwegian tax payers, members or not. It's clergy will still be government officials, but no longer appointed by the government. There will still be a minister for Church's affairs in the cabinet. The birth register will still report to the Church, and every newborn where one parent is member of the Church will automatic be registered as "belonging" to the Church, and stay in it's registers to age 18 if they haven't been baptised and become full members, or have been registered as member of another denominational society.

Tue, 15 May 2012 18:10:11 UTC | #941652

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tjokkis_ii's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by tjokkis_ii

A church infamous for its disinformation and blatant lies about condoms is praised for its work against AIDS? A church infamous for its war against modern family planning is praised for its work against poverty?

As a foreigner, to whom the name Lord Carey doesn't immediately ring any bells, my first reaction was: This is a joke, he must be ironic. Then I realized, this is a shaman in the Christ cult, and his babble is nothing but the usual Christian hypocrisy.

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 23:20:38 UTC | #507668

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tjokkis_ii's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by tjokkis_ii

@huyzer

And you couldn't bother to post those times or even a link?

I guess ET at this time of year means EST . If so:

4 PM EST -> 2100 UTC
5 AM EST -> 1000 UTC

Sat, 12 Dec 2009 13:47:00 UTC | #422807

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