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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Christianity: the death throes

And now congregation, put your hands together and give thanks, for I come bearing Good News. My country, Britain, is now the most irreligious country on earth. This island has shed superstition faster and more completely than anywhere else. Some 63 percent of us are non-believers, according to an ICM study, while 82 percent say religion is a cause of harmful division. Now, let us stand and sing our new national hymn: Jerusalem was dismantled here/ in England's green and pleasant land.

So writes Johan Hari. No point in reproducing any more here, or else you might not go and read the article yourself, and you should. He’s always worth a read.


Anonymous said...

Holy crap! I know here in New England the non-believe rate runs 20% to 25%. I suspect higher but peer pressure via family can be a hard nut to crack.

Anonymous said...

Good for England, now if the states could only follow suite