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Comment by Joyce on September 8, 2009 at 7:15pm
Now, about my comment on families - don't get me wrong - I'm not against families (I have one), but I am so tired of it being code for "Mom, Dad, and two little kids" as if any other combination is not a family. It is used by the religious right to exclude single parents, couples without children, a person with elder parents living with them, two related couples, etc. Or any other combination that might allow homosexual or non-reproductive or non-marital groups to have any recognition. Traditional "families" only make up about 25% of the population (very clearly the minority) of Canada, and I'm sure US is similar, and yet with the christian groups, you'd think everyone else was the abberation.
Comment by JayBarti on September 8, 2009 at 10:26am
From the Percent in Canada thing

These results reflect an essential Canadian tendency: we are pretty secular, but pretty hesitant to embrace atheism. Our views on the role of science and spirituality lack consensus but these are not polarizing issues for the most part. It’s more as though for many, these feelings are unresolved, we believe in a higher being, we know what we don’t know, are comfortable not knowing, and choose not to press our views upon one another.

I like that quote and it pretty much sums up the "I don't really care" attitude most Canadians have around belief. It is simply not considered an issue in Canada, but it is also considered polite not to talk about it.
Comment by Louis Davout on September 8, 2009 at 9:25am
Comment by Libertino816 on September 8, 2009 at 9:18am
That is a good question. I found it funny that Luxembourg is on that chart; but did not notice that Canada is not.
Comment by Joyce on September 7, 2009 at 11:04pm
So... where does Canada fit? I know we are small potatoes, but I would like to think that we "beat" the US on this topic (unfortunately, we have Alberta and our current Prime Minister promoting families and Sunday prayer groups and all things christian, so we might not be too high up there, now that I think of it).
Comment by Libertino816 on September 5, 2009 at 1:17am
I love this one wish I could find a bigger image of it. ( ya I clicked on the View Full Size too )

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