No religion in Canada


#1

In the 1971 census, 1% of people said they had no religion. By the 2001 census, it was 16%. In British Columbia now, 35% of people say they have no religion.

Increase in those reporting “No religion”

Who are the “no religion” people? What does this development tell us? And should we be concerned?


#2

I’m not surprised at all. Why do you need God in a socialist utopia right? – Sarcasm.


#3

To quote a noted Canadian philosopher (Geddy Lee),

…You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice…

If people choose not to believe in any religion, then they do not have an absence of religion; they have a religion of* No Religion. *


#4

[quote=Joseph Bilodeau]To quote a noted Canadian philosopher (Geddy Lee),

…You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice…

If people choose not to believe in any religion, then they do not have an absence of religion; they have a religion of* No Religion. *
[/quote]

Actually I believe their drummer, Neil Peart writes all the lyrics :slight_smile:


#5

Sounds like British Columbia is prime mission territory.


#6

I have a few friends from there in online games, and I’ve always suspected their was a conspiracy, as they were all agnostics, besides one Christian from the Phillipines (sp).


#7

[quote=Joseph Bilodeau]To quote a noted Canadian philosopher (Geddy Lee),

…You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice…

If people choose not to believe in any religion, then they do not have an absence of religion; they have a religion of* No Religion. *
[/quote]

I totatlly agree! Its like when atheist say “i dont believe in anything”…they actually do “they **believe ** that there is no God”…they can’t prove that statement so it is all based on faith


#8

[quote=buzzcut]In the 1971 census, 1% of people said they had no religion. By the 2001 census, it was 16%. In British Columbia now, 35% of people say they have no religion.

Increase in those reporting “No religion”

Who are the “no religion” people? What does this development tell us? And should we be concerned?
[/quote]

Yah, the trend is following, noting that I DO live in BC, and I attend these schools. However, those who are religious do take it to heart; living in Surrey, there are a majority of wonderful Sikhs and Muslims, and at my high school prior to this one, choice amount of Christians.

Of course, from those two high schools, I have only met 2 people who are strongly Catholic and are fully faithful to Rome (even Catholic teachers seem to be lukewarm in their faith).


#9

[quote=Chris Jacobsen]Sounds like British Columbia is prime mission territory.
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Most of the British Columbians I know, I have met in Catholic circles. But I would like to know how the percentage of believers divides between the Interior and the Lower Mainland and the Island.


#10

[quote=Jabronie]Actually I believe their drummer, Neil Peart writes all the lyrics :slight_smile:
[/quote]

You’re probably right. I named Geddy because he was the one who sang that song, if I remember correctly. Still, they’re both noted Canadian philosophers. :wink:


#11

[quote=FuzzyBunny116]I have a few friends from there in online games, and I’ve always suspected their was a conspiracy, as they were all agnostics, besides one Christian from the Phillipines (sp).
[/quote]

Philippines - people in the States never get this right :slight_smile:


#12

[quote=Joseph Bilodeau]To quote a noted Canadian philosopher (Geddy Lee),

…You can choose a ready guide
In some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice…

If people choose not to believe in any religion, then they do not have an absence of religion; they have a religion of* No Religion. *
[/quote]

Thanks, now I’ll have RUSH dancing through my head all day!! :wink:


#13

I came to Canada from Norway in 2002 as “no religion”. First Sunday of Advent 2004 I was received into the Catholic Church. I guess you can say that I added one person to the religious lot.:smiley:

One down and millions more to go. :wink:


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