Skip to comments.For First Time in History, Atheism Overtakes Religious Faith in Norway
Posted on 01/16/2018 9:46:30 AM PST by GoldenState_Rose
Salon Magazine has called Norway one of the eight best countries to be an atheist, along with Sweden, Denmark, Japan and the Czech Republic, suggesting that Norways socially just government has effectively taken the place of God for many Norwegians.
In 2012, Norway eliminated Lutheranism as the official state church. The Evangelical Lutheran religion will no longer be the states official religion, parliament wrote in a statement, which meant that the church would receive public financing on par with other religious and belief-based societies.
Norways decline in religiosity has been constant. A year ago the number of Norwegian atheists equaled the number of believers for the first time, setting a new record for atheism in the country. Now they have attained clear numerical superiority.
The poll showed that men are less likely to believe in God than women and that older people are more likely to believe than younger generations, which suggests that faith will continue to fall. The countrys capital Oslo had the smallest portion of believers with just 29 percent.
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Theyve gone from Christian to atheist. Another generation or two and theyll go sharia law Islamic, like it or not.
Amazing Scandinavia once produced Søren Kierkegaard.
Is this movement in all formerly Christian countries the “Great Falling Away” prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, a sign of the end times before Jesus returns to judge the earth? We should be preparing by being in the Word daily.
Nature abhors a vacuum. There is no age without religion anywhere in history.
The raping and pillaging of the Vikings was done away with after they converted to Christianity. Soon to be revived by the muslims.
Although in Oslo at 29% that is still a fair number. I’ve read where just 5 or 10% of Christians (or something like that) makes a huge difference on the culture.
We'll see what they do to the Eagles this weekend.
Norway is not a $h1thole nation; it is an @$$hole nation.
That is 29% believe in God—5-10% of a culture being fervent is one thing, but I doubt that one can scrape 3% out of the 29%.
“Youd never know it today, but Norway was once a remarkably religious country. The Danish-Norwegian Nobel laureate, Sigrid Undset, won a Nobel prize for literature in 1928 for her extraordinary trilogy of historical novels, titled Kristin Lavransdatter. According to the Nobel committee, the award was conferred on her principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages and what strikes modern readers most is the pervasive religious component in the day-to-day life of pre-Reformation Scandinavia.”
Yep. You can’t beat something with NOTHING.
Since Norway is a welfare state it only makes sense that the people believe in the State and not themselves and God above.
That the state has no official religion is fine and as it should be. The rest of it - what the society thinks about religion itself, is a different matter.
When there is a void, something is going to fill it.
Next move: Allah akhbar.
I think a better term for them is “Secular Humanist”. Government is their god.
They are Secular Humanists.
Norway's social spending as a percent of GDP is only sightly higher than ours.
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