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.)
This freaking scares me (mind my french!)
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