Thread: 53% of Britons Have "No Religion"

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    Default 53% of Britons Have "No Religion"

    According to a new survey by British Social Attitudes, 53% of Britons now say that they have no religion.

    Only 3% of the under 24s describe themselves as Anglicans. 5% of this group identify as Catholic. Out of all Britons 15% identify as Anglican; 9% Catholic; 17% as "other Christian"; 6% identify as another religion.

    Generally 53% describe themselves as having "no religion." However, it isn't only the young who are increasingly anti-religious. 27% of over 75s say they have no religion.
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    "No religion" can mean that they believe in God, or in "some sort of something-or-other", but that they don't belong to a church or other organization, or don't want to label themselves. It's too vague to draw conclusions.
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    "No religion" can mean that they believe in God, or in "some sort of something-or-other", but that they don't belong to a church or other organization, or don't want to label themselves. It's too vague to draw conclusions.
    I'm assuming he's only comparing countries, in the US for example only 8% claim "no religion" in a similar survey, although I'm not entirely sure why this thread was started or why its in opposing ideologies. Johnnyred is a devout christian. So its possible he's saying atheism is a bad thing maybe he's trying to convince us the cure for that which ails his homecountry is a lack of the gospel. Maybe he's claiming the epicenter of global capitalism is in fact very irreligious and like Jesus overthrowing the tables at the moneychangers he too will one day smash the greedy bankers with his recently converted formerly-marxist christian army at his side. Although I could be entirely wrong about all that, maybe he has no point at all.

    Christians often live very intellectually sheltered lives, and this could merely be his first realization of that astounding fact, and he is bewildered and amazed at the irreligiousity of his fellow countrymen, not concerned or worried, merely astounded that everyone does not pray 5 times a day like he does. Perhaps he's eagerly awaiting us to explain something in great detail, as if to say "yes all those reasons we atheists have made such stubborn arguments in the past, was because we were in fact supported by the majority and now that you have learned that fact, you will finally be patient enough to hear our arguments for who could argue with majority of civilized englishmen". Maybe we are supposed to draw conclusions from him specifying the difference in age groups? Is there some reason why young brits are "becoming" more atheist than the older generation? Is this merely a constant fact and that the difference between young and old have always existed? Or is this a phenomenon experienced by millennials and generation Y? Will the next generation of the British islanders be in fact more religious and devoutly protestant? Maybe they'll be Muslims or Scientologists?

    The one thing we can be sure of though is there is no importance placed on the accuracy of the statistic, if that were true there would atleast be a source
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