Non-Religious People on the Rise in I...

Non-Religious People on the Rise in India: Survey

There are 8 comments on the INDOlink story from May 28, 2013, titled Non-Religious People on the Rise in India: Survey. In it, INDOlink reports that:

Bangalore: The number of non-religious people in India has risen as per the latest Global Index of Religiosity and Atheism.

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“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#1 May 28, 2013
Good we need atheism in the east maby then people will stop killing each other over religion.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#2 May 28, 2013

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#3 May 30, 2013
Hinduism is a stupid relgion, but it is better then all the three abrahamic ones.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#4 May 30, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
Hinduism is a stupid relgion, but it is better then all the three abrahamic ones.
Than, than, than! It's more THAN your life's worth to keep making the same mistake!
:-)

Sorry to be a 'grammar freak', but can anyone tell me why a few USAmericans can't differentiate between then and than? It doesn't seem to happen in the UK so perhaps its something to do with accent? You don't confuse 'Christians' with 'cannibals'; 'Muslim' with 'Mustard'; or condom with coleslaw, do you?

Use THAN as a word indicating comparison. When you are talking about a noun (thing, person, place or concept) being more, less, better, cooler, higher, etc. in relation to another noun, the word than is necessary.

Use THEN as a word indicating time. When you want to tell about a sequence of events or are giving instructions in a step-by-step order, the word then is necessary.

Or simply put:'than' for comparisons,'then' for the past.

(And yes, I should be doing something useful :)

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#5 May 30, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Than, than, than! It's more THAN your life's worth to keep making the same mistake!
:-)
Sorry to be a 'grammar freak', but can anyone tell me why a few USAmericans can't differentiate between then and than? It doesn't seem to happen in the UK so perhaps its something to do with accent? You don't confuse 'Christians' with 'cannibals'; 'Muslim' with 'Mustard'; or condom with coleslaw, do you?
Use THAN as a word indicating comparison. When you are talking about a noun (thing, person, place or concept) being more, less, better, cooler, higher, etc. in relation to another noun, the word than is necessary.
Use THEN as a word indicating time. When you want to tell about a sequence of events or are giving instructions in a step-by-step order, the word then is necessary.
Or simply put:'than' for comparisons,'then' for the past.
(And yes, I should be doing something useful :)
Point taken, but the difference between confusing then and than as opposed to "'Christians' with 'cannibals'; 'Muslim' with 'Mustard'; or condom with coleslaw," is that in the former, there is only a one letter difference while in your examples, there are a multitude of letter differences.
Girdlebitch

West Mifflin, PA

#6 Jun 2, 2013
youtube.com/watch... …… Lucky It Is,,yes your right
Lincoln

United States

#7 Jun 2, 2013
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Than, than, than! It's more THAN your life's worth to keep making the same mistake!
:-)
Sorry to be a 'grammar freak', but can anyone tell me why a few USAmericans can't differentiate between then and than? It doesn't seem to happen in the UK so perhaps its something to do with accent? You don't confuse 'Christians' with 'cannibals'; 'Muslim' with 'Mustard'; or condom with coleslaw, do you?
Use THAN as a word indicating comparison. When you are talking about a noun (thing, person, place or concept) being more, less, better, cooler, higher, etc. in relation to another noun, the word than is necessary.
Use THEN as a word indicating time. When you want to tell about a sequence of events or are giving instructions in a step-by-step order, the word then is necessary.
Or simply put:'than' for comparisons,'then' for the past.
(And yes, I should be doing something useful :)
well said !
QUITTNER

Markham, Canada

#8 Jun 2, 2013
8:23 pm, Sunday, June 2, 2013:
RE: Non-Religious People on the Rise in India: Survey
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text> ... can anyone tell me why ...
..... so many believe that their religion was the religion of Jesus?
..... Anyone can invent a religion, but it is difficult to get many people to pay a lot of money to clergy for centuries. Many are free to change their religion if that :s what they want - or to invent their own!

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