No religion in Canada

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?

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

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

Sounds like British Columbia is prime mission territory.

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=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. *
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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

[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?
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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).

[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.

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

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

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

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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