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Featured The UK is no longer majority Christian

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by Altfish, Nov 29, 2022.

  1. Altfish

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    England and Wales now minority Christian countries, census reveals | Census | The Guardian

    "The census revealed a 5.5 million drop in the number of Christians..."

    "37.2% of people – 22.2 million – declared they had “no religion”, the second most common response after Christian." This is up from (IIRC) 25.4% 10-years ago

    "The chief executive of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, said: “One of the most striking things about these census results is how at odds the population is from the state itself. No state in Europe has such a religious set-up as we do in terms of law and public policy, while at the same time having such a non-religious population.”
     
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  2. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    For instance, it is very likely that it will stop being a Christian nation in few decades.
    It can become a totally atheistic nation.:)
    Or it can become a nation whose majority professes a different theistic religion, other than Christianity (much more likely).
     
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    Just remember that many people who do not belong to a religion do believe in a higher power. So many people who rote 'no religion' do believe in a higher power. They belong to 'spiritual but not religious' group
     
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  4. Altfish

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    Proof?
    More likely many non-believers put down the religion they were brought up in.
    Compare the numbers regularly attending church with the census figures, there is a huge difference.
     
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  5. Altfish

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    Time to stop ...
    State funded religious schools
    Bishops in House of Lords
     
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    I'm not sure what is being referred to specifically. And whatever it is, it doesn't seem obvious to me that we are so much more "set-up" compared to all other European countries.
     
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    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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    But if another religion takes over, there will be not only "funded religious schools" but also less secularism.
     
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    Time to reform the House of Lords, certainly. Fixating on the Bishops misses the point entirely imo.
     
  9. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    There are 3 answers, truth, falsehood and statistics.
    I think you are up there, but if we nitpick the methodology it becomes more complicated.
     
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    I don't want another religion or no-religion to take over!
    I want a secular state.
     
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  11. Altfish

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    In a thread about the UK's religiosity, the presence of Bishops is the relevant point.
    But, yes, HoL needs totally reforming.
     
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    Because it was Andrew Copson saying it, it'll be religious schools funded by the state, our new monarch (Now that's another argument) being 'defender of the faith', our second chamber having 24 Bishops, the unfair influence of the church on matters such as abortion and assisted dying.
     
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  13. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    That is also a religion in a certain cultural understanding.
     
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    Just for the record, England and Wales are not the U.K. they are parts of it. Scotland and Northern Ireland are too. So is the U.K. no longer majority Christian?
     
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    Why?
     
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    Scotland (I'm not sure about NI) had a separate census, 12-months later in 2022, there figures will be released next year
     
  17. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    Not why. How?
    Because religion is not objective as say gravity. It is in effect self-referring how anybody pick some and not other characteristics as for what religion is, but picking those are not objective like gravity.
     
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    You've lost me
     
  19. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane My own religion

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    You and everybody else use our individual subjective part of the brain to evaluate what religion is.
     
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    Apart from you?
     
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