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Go to: The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

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"..An “insult” to Muhammad carries with it a death sentence. Perceived insults can result in riots and attacks as occurred when a Danish cartoonist drew an unflattering picture of Muhammad. Apostasy, the act of converting to another religion is a death sentence for Muslims. Adultery, homosexuality, alcohol, and a long list of other “offenses” can get you killed..."

Right, and christianity doesn't contain any such things, or... wait
Leviticus 24:16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:26:00 UTC | #279935

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

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Blackjack:
Not only are you saving yourself the trouble of tiptoeing around the topic of religion, but you're really giving them a compliment by presupposing that they're rational grown-ups who don't belive in fairy-tales.

For me though, it's really just a matter of experience. Especially with young people, the chance of someone in the room actually being religious is small enough to justify not taking any special considerations.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:29:00 UTC | #255377

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

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Kraes85:
I don't know the exact numbers, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if what you say is true. My own experience certainly supports it.
Statistics about religious affiliation in Norway can often be a little misleading because of the state church. Quite alot of people are members of it, many of them probably without knowing it. I was babtised so even I am a member of it! You can of course stop being a member, but most people(like myself), don't really bother.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:25:00 UTC | #255318

Go to: Recommended Reading: Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us About Contentment

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#268890 bjornove:
I attended a christian high school in Norway because it was convenient for me as it was only a 5 min. walk from my home. Even there I never witnessed any hesitation to teach evolution and other science topics. I can also add that in my class, less than half were actually christian, even though it was the only christian high school in the region.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:02:00 UTC | #255304

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I live in Norway, and in all my life I have only had one friend that's religious. Of course he belives in evolution and supports gay marriage and such, so by american standards he's not much of a christian. As for my other friends, religion just isn't much of a topic other than the occasional rant about crazy fundamentalists they have read about in the news.

In general I just assume that everyone I meet is non-religious, and if someone reveals themselves as christians they're usually very quick to ensure me of how liberal they are.

Strangely enough, of all the various educational institutions I've been through, the group with the highest rate of christians was my class at university, studying natural sciences.

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:46:00 UTC | #255290

Go to: Cutting Edge: Baby Bible Bashers

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04.49: father-"..God has jused animals. He used a donkey. The donkey spoke and it saved a mans life.."
Is this really in the bible? A talking donkey?

EDIT: I googled it. There really is a talking donkey in there! Numbers 22:21->

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 00:31:00 UTC | #122831

Go to: Christmas with Christopher Hitchens

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Ine

True, the state church is still here, but it seems to have a moderating influence on religion in Norway. Forcing them to accept homosexuals into their churches and so on kind of waters it down until it's all so wishy washy that nobody cares about it anymore. But you're probably right, Denmark and Sweden seems to a bit more secular.

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 08:57:00 UTC | #97550

Go to: Christmas with Christopher Hitchens

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8. Comment #102185:

I disagree. Sure the princess is mad, but she took quite a bit of heat for it in the media as well. I am from Norway, and to me it seems that the country is getting more and more secular for each passing year. Whenever I meet someone new, and religion becomes a topic, people just automatically assumes that I'm not religious. There are a few nutters, and some types of alternative medicine have become very popular, but as far as organized religion goes it's just fading away. The majority of the few people who still are religious would be considered very moderate in most other countries, and I have met very few people who actually belives in the literal truth of the bible. Most people I know just live their lives not really thinking about this stuff at all.

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 03:45:00 UTC | #97479

Go to: Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

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I agree with Zamboro, #77109
It seems to me that in the scandinavian countries religion has to a large degree been replaced by...nothing! It has just disapeared. I'd say that about 90% of my friends are non-religious, but only a few call themselves atheists. Most of them just don't care or think about religion at all.

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:54:00 UTC | #73471

Go to: Heliocentrism is an Atheist Doctrine

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Reply to #44513 The Author.

"As movement doesn't have a direction and the earth is not accelerating, the claim that the earth revolves around the sun is just a possible representation."

Wrong. The earth is accelerating. It's not in a state of linear motion.

Fri, 25 May 2007 02:41:00 UTC | #41724