Census data reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist

Dec 11, 2012 Full story: Mail on Sunday 400

Data from last year's census today revealed the stunning decline of religion in the UK - with the number of Christians dropping by more than 4million.

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Since: Apr 08

Nottingham, UK

#210 Dec 13, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
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I blame the Pope. Henry VIII done us all a great favour by taking the Church away from Rome.
The Pope(s) certainly have a lot to answer for.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#211 Dec 13, 2012
You're a nob. The Falklands were populated by Americans and British before Argentina existed.

It would make more sense for the Spanish descended Argentinians to give the country back to its indigenous people.
rio wrote:
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I don't force anybody.
I give my opinion about something that would be realistic and higly practical.
People don't like changes, and rarely foresee them; that's why they become very emotional when events are forced upon them.
I foresee Britain being scaled down in the decades to come, or maybe the next century. Economically, militarily, we are slowly being overtaken by other nations, and soon, we will not be able to hold any longer our possessions. I am just stating facts.
I think it's better for everyone all around to beat an organised retreat, rather than being forced by events out of our control.
Now, people can oppose me, call me traitor, say I am a crank, unpatriotic, anti-British, etc... Britain, like all former empire will finally find its niche as a small nation with limited ambition; quiet and happy with itself. We have lost the empire, and we shouldn't hang on to the crumbs left in an act of desperate nostalgia.
The Falklands are a colony, like Ireland or Gibraltar. Our colonial past is over. The sooner people realise that, the better it will be easier to go on the next page of our history.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#212 Dec 13, 2012
Bollocks.
rio wrote:
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I never said these values were unique to christianity, but some are prominent in Christian culture, and almost absent in other culture.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#213 Dec 13, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Expect the unexpected
But if you expect it then it's not unexpected anymore.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#214 Dec 13, 2012
Khatru wrote:
<quoted text>Lol

Yeah, I've had them in a few times and given them a hard time.
Last time they showed up at my door, I had just picked up a wiffle ball bat (hollow plastic), and I answered the door, still holding it.

When they said who they were, I said, "No thanks. I'm busy beating my children."

They haven't been back.
rio

UK

#216 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Bollocks.
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I have seen a few of your posts, and you don't seem to agree with me. I wonder why?

Have you been mutilated at birth maybe? LOL
Thinking

Andover, UK

#217 Dec 13, 2012
'cos you're a snippy cu*t.
rio wrote:
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I have seen a few of your posts, and you don't seem to agree with me. I wonder why?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#218 Dec 13, 2012
It's actually a bit odd that "Paki" is considered offensive. Its Urdu/Farsi root means "the pure." Logically, if Paki is offensive, Kurd, Afghani, Uzbeki, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmeni, and Tajik should be as well. I think Pakis should take back their name with the pride that all nationalities have a right to feel/

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#219 Dec 13, 2012
NightSerf wrote:
It's actually a bit odd that "Paki" is considered offensive. Its Urdu/Farsi root means "the pure." Logically, if Paki is offensive, Kurd, Afghani, Uzbeki, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmeni, and Tajik should be as well. I think Pakis should take back their name with the pride that all nationalities have a right to feel/
the point being,RONAN/RIO usually goes mental if anyone calls an Asian "Paki" but he let the mask slip the other day and used the word himself, to insult an Asian guy who had the audacity to disagree with him!

HYPOCRISY is the word.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#220 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Define "Atheist fundamentalist"
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An "atheist fundamentalist" is the species of conceited faux intellectual atheist who foams at the mouth and rants at the very suggestion that there might be a god or that there is some worth in Christianity.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#221 Dec 13, 2012
Well we can't currently prove that no god could exist, but I know 100% for sure there is no such thing as an all powerful benevolent god.
John wrote:
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An "atheist fundamentalist" is the species of conceited faux intellectual atheist who foams at the mouth and rants at the very suggestion that there might be a god or that there is some worth in Christianity.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#222 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Define "Atheist fundamentalist"
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I should also point out that atheist fundamentalists also push their fanatic beliefs into ridiculous evil behaviour for no better reason than they refuse to admit they are wrong.
The vegan AR fanatics are a classic example.
They are without exception atheists, the direct descendent of "counter culture" hippies and are rabid fundamentalists.
To them there is no god so man has no soul, therefore man is just an animal, therefore animals are as important as people (actually more important since people are guilty of "atrocities" against animals), therefore all human rights must be given to all animals and anybody who eats an animal or keeps a pet or rides a horse is a criminal to be destroyed.
These fanatics routinely starve their own children of the nutrients they need to survive. They burn the property of those who disagree with them. The fabricate evidence to push their cult.
They picket food outlets.
They attack anybody who disagrees with them.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#223 Dec 13, 2012
I can read wrote:
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How does coveting private information, stealing it and then encouraging someone to kill themselves fit with christian ideals?
I'm pretty sure it breaks 3 of the ten commandments.
What "private information"?
Everybody knew she was there and why she was there.
Nobody encouraged anybody to commit suicide. The nurse spaz did it all on her own.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#224 Dec 13, 2012
F**k off now, you're boring me.
John wrote:
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I should also point out that atheist fundamentalists also push their fanatic beliefs into ridiculous evil behaviour for no better reason than they refuse to admit they are wrong.
The vegan AR fanatics are a classic example.
They are without exception atheists, the direct descendent of "counter culture" hippies and are rabid fundamentalists.
To them there is no god so man has no soul, therefore man is just an animal, therefore animals are as important as people (actually more important since people are guilty of "atrocities" against animals), therefore all human rights must be given to all animals and anybody who eats an animal or keeps a pet or rides a horse is a criminal to be destroyed.
These fanatics routinely starve their own children of the nutrients they need to survive. They burn the property of those who disagree with them. The fabricate evidence to push their cult.
They picket food outlets.
They attack anybody who disagrees with them.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#225 Dec 13, 2012
I can read wrote:
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Sounds like you want to bring back witch burning.
PS If evil exists, you're it.
Like talking to a child.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#226 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
christianity has no monopoly on those values and doesn't always support them.
christianity delayed the emancipation of slaves, women and homosexuals. In some cases, it still does.
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Horseshit.
Let me point out the self evident.
The concepts of banning slavery, women's suffrage, and the tolerance of homosexuals, were all achieved first and only achieved in CHRISTIAN nations.
This is no coincidence.
They are all based on the unique Christian principal of do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Get a clue.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#227 Dec 13, 2012
John wrote:
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What "private information"?
Everybody knew she was there and why she was there.
Nobody encouraged anybody to commit suicide. The nurse spaz did it all on her own.
"the nurse spaz"

very classy john.it is strange to think there are total pricks like you out there,you most be very of taking being a prick to a new level.

well done.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#228 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Well we can't currently prove that no god could exist, but I know 100% for sure there is no such thing as an all powerful benevolent god.
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Doesn't matter much to me. "Proof," as if there was any such thing, is only useful to those who want to convert those who believe differently. How many here really want to do that? Most on both sides are simply defending what they do believe, which is just as useless--why should any of us bother? The whole debate fills the space between posts that are actually insightful and interesting with page after page of annoyance, boredom, and stupidity. But those few posts are worth the effort it takes to find them.

But I do offer this challenge to the other writers here: look over the last few posts you have written. Do they offer anything that's really worth reading or thinking about? Or do they contribute more to the constant and worthless bickering that fills these pages? Can you do better, offer more substance? With a little effort, can you substantiate the assertions that you offer without any support at all?

Read! Think! Write! Isn't that what we're really here for?
Thinking

Andover, UK

#229 Dec 13, 2012
Your lot said "suffer little children", you sick bastards.
John wrote:
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Like talking to a child.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#231 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Great point.
You couldn't even get an English language bible until the 16th Century.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale
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The whole point of the corrupt church of the middle ages trying to keep the bible in Latin was to prevent the people finding out what Christ actually said.
Once the bible was translated into English the power of the clergy was broken, church was separated from state, and Christianity went back to being what it was before the state got hold of it.
Rejecting Christianity because of what some medieval government tyrants did is stupid.

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