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 bible-thumping kind. Less than 4% attend church - even though we have lots of churches - and less than 1% go to the mosque. Christianity is officially the state religion, but we have always been a very secular people.
Our main problem is not the followers of any of the "great" religions, but the growing number of people who think that you can see and analyze people's auras, that drinking "ionized" water will cure cancer, 9.11 was an inside job, and there are secret nazi bases on the dark side of the Moon.
These loonies get a lot of media coverage, but when they planned a big demo to protest against the swine flu vaccination*, only 76 people turned up (out of 4.6 million).
And for those who wonder: Contrary to what you might have heard, Norway is not a "socialist state" where believers are sent to jail or can't get jobs. We've had conservative and social democratic administrations, but never a socialist one; the socialist party scores 4 or 5 % on the stats.
We have our fair share of islamic fundamentalists threatening to blow things up, but then, who hasn't?
And no one is killing doctors who perform abortions, because you can get an abortion at any hospital.
All in all, Norway is a great country. And we have fjords & the midnight sun! Come see us :-D
*It was rumored that the vaccine was designed to kill, and that the CIA had put a tiny GPS microchip in it to allow "them" to watch every step you took (if you survived the vaccine, that is).