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Different worlds

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Rogers Jul 21, 2010. 3 Replies

In my part of the woods (Norway) coming out of the closet is usually something that brave Christians do. The believers usually don't talk about it, and only 4% attend church.Many people have…Continue

I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raizinette Jun 14, 2010. 24 Replies

When it comes to my friends, who were all non-theist, that is not a problem - they chose a neutral ceremony - but aunts, uncles and old neigbors are dying off fast, and some of them were Christians.I…Continue

Hi there! I found you guys through Stumbleupon.com last night.

Started this discussion. Last reply by LarryL Feb 17, 2010. 4 Replies

I'm a single, 52yo male who became father of Abigail(7) at a late point in life. As her name implies, she's the light & joy of my life. She lives with her mom, but I see her several times a…Continue

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Robert M Speeter replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion Different worlds
"Anders, Great post, it is very nice to hear news from a country that is not controlled by religion. In the US, you could not be elected to a political office unless you were religious, preferably christian. Very few people in the US think for…"
Jul 21, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to Alx Nicole's discussion How did your family and friends find out you were atheist?
"They didn't "find out". I live in a pretty secular country, and my parents were atheist, as were - almost - everyone else in the community."
Jul 12, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to Mike K.'s discussion Speculative Cosmology: The Megaverse Idea.
"IMHO, the multiverse can't be falsified, and therefore belongs in the realm of faith; not science."
Jun 16, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to William Frederick Gaskins's discussion Alcoholics Anonymous and Atheism
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't AA require you to believe in "some higher being"?"
Jun 16, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to Tom Thompson's discussion Choose: Islam or Christianity
"You mention the Spanish inquisition, and if I might digress, the Spanish inquisition was one of the most liberal forces of Christendom in its time. They had some of the most clear-headed theological leaders of the time, and saved the lives of…"
Jun 16, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to Tom Thompson's discussion Choose: Islam or Christianity
"You mention the Spanish inquisition, and if I might digress, the Spanish inquisition was one of the most liberal forces of Christendom in its time. They had some of the most clear-headed theological leaders of the time, and saved the lives of…"
Jun 16, 2010
Anders Svenneby replied to Jim DePaulo's discussion Afghanistan Could be Rich - Really Rich.
"Sadly, it doesn't matter how rich a country is in natural resources. In order to benefit from them, you have to have a working infrastucture. Just look at Zimbabwe, a country that could flow with milk and honey."
Jun 16, 2010
Johannes S. replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion Different worlds
"It's the same here. I live in Estonia, which is even less religious than Norway, and widely considered the least religious country in Europe. (See: Irreligion by country on Wikipedia) However, I was (un)lucky enough to be born into a religious…"
Jun 16, 2010
Anders Svenneby posted a discussion

Different worlds

In my part of the woods (Norway) coming out of the closet is usually something that brave Christians do. The believers usually don't talk about it, and only 4% attend church.Many people have religious feelings of some kind, but they're often into some NewAge mumbojumbo.Norway was "christened" by the sword about a millennium ago, and we have never forgotten that, which is probably the reason Norway is the most secular country in the world (except for countries where you can expect a visit from…See More
Jun 16, 2010
Raizinette replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"I completely agree. This past year and a half I've been to my fair share of funerals and I just go, give my condolences to the family, speak with relatives and friends in common and go my way. I don't participate in the religious service…"
Jun 14, 2010
mojo5501 replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"I completely agree. I would feel like I was "faking it". I would rather maintain respectful silence. Maybe I feel so strongly because I was once a religious person and once believed the message and sentiment of the hymns... now, I no…"
Jun 7, 2010
Sandra Stott replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"I was last in church for my father's funeral last August. He was a devout Catholic, so it was a very Catholic event. I was a pall bearer (would you consider it prostituting yourself to carry your own father's coffin?), and not only did I…"
Jun 7, 2010
Michelle replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"Is there a better reason to have this planned? It reminds me to find a way to ask my dad about making sure his is planned very specifically since my step mother is still (3 years and counting) not speaking to me. Mine will have to specify that…"
Jun 7, 2010
Prog Rock Girl replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"I went to my grandma's funeral at a synagogue and there was very little religion in it. The rabbi told some allegory about a fox who found a really nice garden through a fence, snuck in and then was so stuffed he couldn't get out until he…"
Jun 6, 2010
Prog Rock Girl replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"What about George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord", along with all it's "Hare Krishna" references? Actually, that song makes me think of how long it takes to reach orgasm...I wonder if anyone else thought of that..."
Jun 6, 2010
Prog Rock Girl replied to Anders Svenneby's discussion I'm at the age when I have to start going to funerals at an alarming rate.
"Actually, I identify with the part about being blind and now seeing!"
Jun 6, 2010

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This is Norway

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 6:00pm 13 Comments

It is with great concern we in Europe are watching what is taking place in the U.S.: The statistics telling us that less than half of the U.S population is accepting evolution, and 40% or so thinks the World was created 6000 years ago. The influence of Old Testament doctrines on American institutions of learning is really scary!

The "Left Behind" series of books are among the most selling ever in your country.



Here in Norway, we don't have many theists. At least, not the… Continue

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At 6:43pm on April 17, 2010, Murtad Fitri said…
Happy birthday Anders!
Hope you are in a very happy mood today (and everyday). :-)
At 10:10am on April 17, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Anders! Have a very happy birthday (and say hello to Norway for me).
At 11:35am on April 16, 2010, Murtad Fitri said…
Hi and welcome Anders to Atheist Nexus,
where the rational people of this world strive to make the world a better place,
a world which we have to share whether we like it or not. :-)
Good to have you as a friend.
At 7:07am on February 17, 2010, Kalypso said…
Welcome to A/N Anders!
At 4:21am on February 17, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi and a friendly welcome to Anders Svenneby in sensible Norway.
We are pleased to welcome you here among the rational people of this world.

This is a fantastic meeting place with its 14,750 bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is---
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