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Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:03 AM Reply

western country in the world (and among the most irreligious/atheist/agnostic countries in the world too.)

This freaking scares me (mind my french!)

Is religion and moral values becoming less important in western society? Is this a good or bad thing? What do you guys think of religion and Christianity and atheism and all those sorts of things? Should the U.S have a talk to Australia about their rapid decline in religion?

And has anyone noticed the weird coincidence that Australians are the least religious western country and Australians are known by us Americans to be quite lazy and in some places very backwards?

God bless their souls I guess


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:05 AM Reply

Luckily we've had religion long enough for the good parts to be norms for the most part.

However, we still have a problem with baby killers, premarital sex, and working on Sundays.

I think this will no longer be a problem though when Christ returns to the earth and turns sinners into pillars of salt.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:05 AM Reply

God have mercy on their souls is probably a better thing to say actually*

my mistake.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:06 AM Reply

BBS is such a bad place for thoughts like this - eventhough I agree 100%.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:08 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:05 AM, Gobblemeister wrote: Luckily we've had religion long enough for the good parts to be norms for the most part.

However, we still have a problem with baby killers, premarital sex, and working on Sundays.

I think this will no longer be a problem though when Christ returns to the earth and turns sinners into pillars of salt.

Not to mention sodomy, another thing that kind of scares me is the large amount of countries in the world that are becoming more accepting of homosexual acts. Qatar only gives five years of jail for sodomy these days (I know Qatar is a Muslim country but I believe Muslims are not too much different from us Christians)


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:09 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world

Australia isn't a western country, I stopped reading right here.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:10 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:09 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world
Australia isn't a western country

Are you being serious?


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:13 AM Reply

Which is the most Religious?


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:13 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:13 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Which is the most Religious?

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:15 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world (and among the most irreligious/atheist/agnostic countries in the world too.)

OK.

This freaking scares me (mind my french!)

OK.

Is religion and moral values becoming less important in western society?

Statistically, yes. Fewer people are religious and more people have become atheists/agnostics.

Is this a good or bad thing?

In my opinion, it's a good thing when it comes to the subject of people abandoning Christianity.

I wouldn't really mind this if Christianity weren't dominated by the religious right-wing zealots, but it is. As such, this makes me a little happy.

What do you guys think of religion and Christianity and atheism and all those sorts of things?

There's not much to say.

But you can already guess my attitude towards Christianity after I tell you that I abandoned my faith in Christianity some time ago and became an atheist.

Should the U.S have a talk to Australia about their rapid decline in religion?

The U.S. is a secular country that shouldn't even be concerned about this.

I don't even know how this "talk" would be feasible.

And has anyone noticed the weird coincidence that Australians are the least religious western country and Australians are known by us Americans to be quite lazy and in some places very backwards?

That's a stereotype; Australians actually make more money than Americans with regard to nominal GDP per capita.

They really can't be lazy compared to the Americans if they make almost $10,000 more than they do.

God bless their souls I guess

OK then.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:17 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:10 AM, EmmaVolt wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:09 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world
Australia isn't a western country
Are you being serious?

Very serious. In terms of being considered 'eastern' or 'western' more-so to imply being asian or european/caucasian would technically deem Australia a 'western country' under the terms of being part of the western world. But geographically and truthfully speaking, Australia is not because it touches the 'eastern' island nations; that would be just like calling Russians part of the western world when in fact it borders China

So yes, troll, I am being serious.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:17 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:13 AM, DoctorStrongbad wrote: Which is the most Religious?

I'm not sure but I hope it is America. I use to insult and beat up the atheists (no capital in the word 'atheist' because I don't think its a proper belief or even a proper word) in my school football team as we Americans like to do (cause its the right thing to do)

I could care less about their heathen beliefs


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:26 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:08 AM, Saren wrote: Not to mention sodomy, another thing that kind of scares me is the large amount of countries in the world that are becoming more accepting of homosexual acts. Qatar only gives five years of jail for sodomy these days

aaaaand this is where your clever ruse stops being believable. nice try bro


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:29 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:17 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:10 AM, EmmaVolt wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:09 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world
Australia isn't a western country
Are you being serious?
I am being serious.

Oh okay. I was under the impression OP was talking about cultures and not geography. My mistake.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:29 AM Reply

Australia is the least religious Western Country?

Fuck yeah!

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:31 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:17 AM, Saren wrote: I could care less about their heathen beliefs

Too obvious.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

To be honest. Religion makes life a little bit pointless. No matter what kind it is, it's still important.

Oh, and to piss people off on this. Albert Einstein was a Deist, and Charles Darwin was a priest his entire life.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:49 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:29 AM, EmmaVolt wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:17 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:10 AM, EmmaVolt wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:09 AM, JoeMation wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: western country in the world
Australia isn't a western country
Are you being serious?
I am being serious.
Oh okay. I was under the impression OP was talking about cultures and not geography. My mistake.

I was talking about cultures...JoeMation is just being a hipster fucking retard herp


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:50 AM Reply

To be honest. Religion makes life a little bit less pointless. No matter what kind it is, it's still important.

Oh, and to piss people off on this. Albert Einstein was a Deist, and Charles Darwin was a priest his entire life.

I had something I needed to fix

Well.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:58 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:03 AM, Saren wrote: Is religion and moral values becoming less important in western society?

Religion: Yes.
Morality: No.

And has anyone noticed the weird coincidence that Australians are the least religious western country and Australians are known by us Americans to be quite lazy and in some places very backwards?

The rest of the planet perceives Americans that way. I'm not saying it's an accurate stereotype, but it's a perception that exists just as much as your perception that Australians are lazy.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 01:58 AM Reply

Duh, the country was founded by convicts.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:01 AM Reply

Picture is relevant to this topic.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:01 AM Reply

At 11/16/11 01:49 AM, Saren wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:29 AM, EmmaVolt wrote:
At 11/16/11 01:17 AM, JoeMation wrote: I am being serious.
cultures and not geography.
I was talking about cultures...asshole text here

I only mentioned geography once though, that's not what I meant at all


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:02 AM Reply

This gave me a good laugh. I totally forgot people were still religious and shit. Also, religion should be very separate from government and culture, and Australia gets that. Everyone has freedom of religion, and people don't give them shit if they don't believe. However, anyone who does believe has a wide array of people they can talk to about that, and places they can go and what not. It's a great system.
Also, Christianity is balls.

P.S I'm Australian. :D

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:10 AM Reply

I love Australia too

way better than America


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:12 AM Reply

in a number of different irreligious countries, people will find you to be a very odd character if you say you're a christian. Best to keep your beliefs to yourself when you travel abroad


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:12 AM Reply

Well, it is hell incarnate.


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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:16 AM Reply

I don't know what the fuck is going on in this thread.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:46 AM Reply

There is a steady decline in the % of Christianity every year, however, it is only slight. Luckily for religion, Islam is becoming increasingly more and more popular, especially among ethnic groups.

The number of atheists in the world, and when I say atheist, I mean irreligious.(that excludes buddhists and toaists, who also don't believe in god), atheists and irreligious people, account for only at most 5-10% of the world population. The majority of the world is Muslim, followed second by Christianity, then Judaism, and then all the other religions after, with atheism at the bottom of the spectrum.

TL;DR version:

religion is still on the rise, and while atheism is increasing, it is increasing at a far lower and slower rate than the increase in religious followers, even in such great technological and scientific times.

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Response to Australia is the least religious Nov. 16th, 2011 @ 02:50 AM Reply

On a side note: Australia is a western country culturally, even tho it's on the other side of the Atlantic, AND it is only the size of Road Island, so the demographics are going to be less varied any way. They're a more secular country, they never have wars, they rarely have calamity, they have a small military, and a secular government, and a laid back disposition.

So, what is happening there does not surprise me.