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

Dec 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Mail on Sunday

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

Just as the Lord said would be in the end times. "The Great Falling Away." Hell Hath Enlarged Itself."
Praise the Lord!
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Dec 14, 2012
 
Amused wrote:
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No atheists have flown planes into buildings to advance their non-faith.
No one has killed 3 million because of the other's religion either.
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Wrong.
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No one has killed 3 million because of the other's religion either.
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Wrong.
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Oh yeah. Hitler. You are so clever.
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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.
Medical records aren't private information in oz?

Wow. What a backwards country.
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Hitler was a catholic leading a majority protestant country.
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Oh yeah. Hitler. You are so clever.
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Looks like Australian records are protected, as I guess you expected.

www.privacy.gov.au/faq/individuals/2145

So, hardly a shock but it's John that's the broken link in the chain.
The suicide victim was a christian.
John's not showing her any compassion or solidarity.
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Medical records aren't private information in oz?
Wow. What a backwards country.

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Oh yeah. Hitler. You are so clever.
Good one, now tell us all what it says on e front of every nazi belt.

Hint: it says in god we trust.

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The world of antiquity was awash with slavery just as the modern world is awash with a ruthless corporate capitalism.
We have slaves in all but name today but they are outsourced to the third world. The reason that shirt you are wearing cost only a few dollars at the store is because it was made by some slave who works for 50 cents an hour and is often a child bonded to a master.
I don't like this and probably you don't like this, but we will buy the shirts anyway because the "free trade" con has driven local manufacturers with free properly paid workers out of business and we need to be dressed. We are opposed to this and yet practicality means we will for the time being live with this.
The bible's tone is very anti-slavery and the laws of the Old Testament are generally concerned with preventing the abuse of slaves.
The New Testament tells the faithful to treat slaves as brothers.
The bible is not pro slavery.
Well, you are free to make up anything you want, and pretend that the Bible supports it, but the facts remain that the Bible NEVER came out against slavery. In fact, by specifying that slaves are not to be mistreated, it is specifically PRO-slavery. Again, the slavery that is promoted by the Bible is very different from the institution of slavery in the American South, but it is still slavery.

Oh, and I check the labels of the clothes that I buy. I spend a little more, but I don't buy the products of slave labor.

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The thing with the bible and why some Xtian churches didn't want just any idiot reading it was due to literacy. Your quote and your misunderstanding being a good example.
Jesus(whether a fictional character or not), with a little help of St Paul, as well as washing away the cultural aspect of Judaism merely added the Golden rule that wasn't expicit in the OT, and asked us to love our enemies. Without these two elements, the basis of the faith, one is a follower in name only - a box ticker.
The worst thing reading this thread is that I like to think of Americans as fundamentalist buffoons, due to our media it seems. Yet the two Americans who have contributed appear to be the only well versed, literate and tolerant people writing here. The rest of you are as naive as "little children". You should be glad that they suffer your ignorance.
Jesus didn't invent that. Loving one's neighbor IS part of the Bible, and the "Golden Rule" is a natural commentary on that.

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Oh yeah. Hitler. You are so clever.
Hitler was a Christian. Not a very good one, he obviously missed a couple of lessons, but a Christian none the less.

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Good one, now tell us all what it says on e front of every nazi belt.
Hint: it says in god we trust.
Um, I thought that it was "Gott mit us"...

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<quoted text>Surely weight control is more complex than that? I think I'll leave such assessments (let alone judgements) to the experts in physiology and biology. Your assumption seems to be counter-intuitive to me but intuitive to many. You aren't alone in it and I quite understand that viewpoint. I keep an open mind about the question of whether obesity and morbid obesity can invariably be attributed to lack of dietary discipline. From what I have read, it isn't invariably controllable even by experts. I just try to read what researchers have to say. Anyway, always good to read a point of view.
Thanks for the reply, but I'm disappointed in that I thought you'd offer something more scientific and a link perhaps. Still, see you around.(I'm too busy for Topix these days:-)
The complications come on the caloric output side of the equation. Metabolism, which determines the rate at which calories are use when a person is at rest, plays a huge role. Some drugs increase metabolic rates, but the side effects often make them too risky. Muscles use calories even at rest, so increasing muscle mass is a useful element in reducing fat mass. Since muscle is more dense than fat, the net loss of weight is less than with fat reduction alone, but it tends to be more permanent as long as that muscle mass is retained with regular exercise.

The organ that uses the most calories for its size is the brain. It is to support our brains that we have to eat more than other animals of our basic proportions. But if our restless minds keep our bodies too inactive in favor of intellectual pursuits, the balance can shift so that we lose muscle mass and gain fat.

Enough Topix! Time to get up and DO something!
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uns, to be pedantic.
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Um, I thought that it was "Gott mit us"...

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Not having a belief is as bad as believing in lies
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I believe that's bollocks.
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From my experience working with refugees (over 10 years)there is a happy medium. Many immigrants and refugees seek to blend their old culture with their new one. There's nothing wrong in esteeming old traditions and values while learning the customs of their new country. It certainly helps immigrant children maintain a sense of self esteem when they know and value their own culture and history. In general, it takes a couple of generations for immigrant families to really assimilate. Immigrants usually struggle to learn English. After age 15 or 16, the portions of the brain that process language become resistant to learning a new language. The kids normally grow up speaking both languages. The grand children usually understand only a couple of words of the old language.
There are benefits to that for both the immigrant and the country where they settled. The city where I live has a population over 30% foreign born. With a drive of less than 15 minutes, I can enjoy authentic Greek, Irish, Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, West African, Jamaican, Arabic or Puerto Rican food. I can buy unique products from around the world that will never be in Wal-Mart. There's a value in that. It is perhaps not as broadening as actually traveling abroad, but it is a lot better than living in a monolithic culture.
"From my experience working with refugees.." well constructed sentence.

Working with philosophical survivors .....

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"From my experience working with refugees.." well constructed sentence.
Working with philosophical survivors .....
Ooh, careful there, laddie. You're throwing rocks in a glass house.
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Yes wrote:
"Census data reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist"
Just as the Lord said would be in the end times. "The Great Falling Away." Hell Hath Enlarged Itself."
Praise the Lord!
But the important thing is that you'll be wasting your time waiting for the Jeebus Monster to fly in from the sky while us sane folks are actually having lives.
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But the important thing is that you'll be wasting your time...
Notice fewer atheists on topix than in the past.

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