'Losing My Religion' - Where Young Europeans Aren't Praying

Europe is a hugely diverse place in terms of culture, language and especially religion. The European Social Survey 2014-2016 found that across the continent, there is a huge difference in the share of young people identifying as having no religion.

Statista's Niall McCarthy reports  that the research found that the youth in Poland are still quite religious with only 17 percent of respondents aged 16-29 not associating themselves with any religion.

The situation is much different in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands where 7 out of 10 young adults identify as having no religion.

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The highest share on non-religious youth was recorded in the Czech Republic where the share stood at 91 percent. Estonia came second with 80 percent while Sweden was third with 75 percent.

Comments

Occident Mortal philipat Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:54 Permalink

When your country has 950 years of common law in place, you don’t really need the church.

 

The courts are better equipped to answer societies difficult questions than the church.

 

Getting all got under the collar when you see another country doing things differently is not very libertarian and actually aligns you with the war mongers.

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a Smudge by an… NidStyles Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

The greatest warrior on this land, this continent, the USA said "I think that Christianity is a more direct path to God".

His name was Geh-Hron-Im-Aho. His name in your language translates to "death from above". Geronimo.

He single handedly stood down the combined forces of the United States Of America with his Chiricahua power. Nobody could kill him. Nobody ever did.

Gentlemen. Shall we pray for the return of such power?

Would you commit?

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Is-Be Spifflove Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:44 Permalink

Ragnarok is a warning about what happens if you abandon the Gods and Goddesses of your ancestors.

And is the warning not valid? Look around you. See it manifest.

It sates itself on the life-blood
of fated men,
Paints red the powers' homes
with crimson gore.
Black become the sun's beams
in the summers that follow,
weathers all treacherous.
Do you still seek to know? And what?[9]
 
 
Brothers will fight
and kill each other,
sisters' children
will defile kinship.
It is harsh in the world,
whoredom rife
—an axe age, a sword age
—shields are riven—
a wind age, a wolf age—
before the world goes headlong.
No man will have
mercy on another.[12]

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Shift For Brains Occident Mortal Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:20 Permalink

The courts are better equipped to answer societies difficult questions than the church.

Really? So, California judges are better choices to solve society's difficult questions than the church?

950 years of common law in place, about 100 years of totally ignoring that common law in favor of judge-directed chaos.

You have your head so far up your ass your sphincter can gargle.

 

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css1971 Zero Point Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:27 Permalink

People are not losing their religion. They are simply switching from one to another, and it's something YOU need to keep your eye on.

 

The god of the religion being taken up by young people today is called "equality". It is ministered by The State.

 

They may not think it as a religion, but it is a belief not founded in any kind of reality.

Superficially equality sounds wonderful, but the problem is that nothing in reality is ever equal. People are certainly not equal. So equality has to be enforced at the point of a gun.

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a Smudge by an… HockeyFool Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:39 Permalink

Mitakuye Oyasin, aho,

For 7 generations my tradition kept faith in the return of White Buffalo Calf. It was prophecied that with the return of this white buffalo calf, all our dead warriors would come back to life, we would regain this land, peace would be established and the land returned to bounty.

For 7 generations we waited and we got a white buffalo calf. To some wasi rancher that didn't know anything about the prophecy but word spread fast among us and the rancher started waking up and finding prayer feathers and tobacco offerings. Fortunately he was  a man of God and allowed us access to her and we named her Miracle. Animal geneticists named her "One in a million" because she was so rare.

She was Jesus to us. Literally as if Jesus showed up again.

And know what happened?

Pretty much nothing that we could tell. The dead warriors did not appear to us, the land was not restored, eternal peace has not been established, either the deal didn't happen or it happened in ways that are unrecognizable to us and as such are of no utility.

Bummer. Now how the heck do we explain this to you people? Say sorry? 7 generations of hope. Kids raised and lived and died waiting for this. How exactly do we back down from this?

At one point or another you just say screw it. I'm a warrior because I am. I don't know anything else to do. All that training still comes in handy. We'd sooner be killed than give up our faith. And that is just the way it is.

Oyate wamapanka-po! The People Shall Live!

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Is-Be thunderchief Tue, 04/03/2018 - 06:54 Permalink

Anglo Europeans should embrace Christianity, Prodestant Christianity, 

Monotheists all.

A rose by any name smells just as sweet.

1300 years, my friend, 1300 years since Charlemagne the Butcher and Oathbreaker imposed these alien cults upon us at Irminsul with his bloody sward.

Haven't we learned yet? How many more wars? How much more butchery must we endure before we stop listening to their lies about "peace and brotherly love"?

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Is-Be Arkadin Tue, 04/03/2018 - 07:27 Permalink

Nice try monotheist, but I spotted your false choice in two seconds flat.

The choice isn't between monotheism and atheism but between monotheism and a huge pallet of religions and philosophies.

Religions that are benign and nurturing, not designed to bend souls into a pretzel with faux guilt..

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Is-Be shovelhead Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

More monotheistic propaganda.

The Vikings were let loose upon your centers of indoctrination in response to Charlemagne's butchery at Irminsul.

Yes. I know they didn't bring up this subtle point in Sunday school.

Invaded any countries yourself, monotheist? LikeLike, oh, I don't know, Iraq, Syria, Palestine.

And before I go, it is noted that your religion dropped the Bomb on Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Don't you dare try to virtue signal.

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Arkadin Is-Be Tue, 04/03/2018 - 14:20 Permalink

The issue isn't monotheism.  Catholic and Orthodox Christianity are trinitarian.   There's a world of difference.  

Faux guilt also not the issue.  We are responsible for our actions, including our sins.  If we feel guilty about it, it is because we understand instinctively that we have offended God, who is our father.

Catholic and Orthodox Christianity are "benign and nurturing" -- to use your phrase -- because the sacrament of Confession removes the sin and the guilt.  Try it, you'll like it.

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Arkadin Is-Be Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:15 Permalink

But I do take responsibility for my own deeds.  That's why I go to confession on a regular basis.

I find it really hard to believe that a priest told you how wicked you were (unless you really were pretty outrageously wicked, which I doubt.). Generally they are mild and tolerant to a fault.

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Cloud9.5 Is-Be Tue, 04/03/2018 - 08:41 Permalink

Unfortunately our choices are dictated by our local circumstances.  Those circumstances were put in place by people who came before us.  We are but runners in a marathon race.  The question before you is can you pass the baton to the generation that comes after you?   You Europeans are very much like a white boy thrown into prison.   You have a couple of choices based on your skin color.  You can join the Aryan Nation and seek their protection or you can become somebody’s punk and his tribe will protect you as long as you remain pretty and puckered.

Every time this has broken loose in Europe over the last thousand years, the agnostics and apostates got slaughtered first.  You have to pick a tribe if you want to survive.

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Cloud9.5 Is-Be Wed, 04/04/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

I was referring to the Aryan Nation gang that formed up in U.S. prisons.  You had several options based on skin color.  To list a few, you have the Outlaws, Latin Kings, Black Muslims, Crips, and the Bloods.  The list goes on and on.  There are Latin gangs, Black gangs and White gangs.  Gangs are nothing more than proto states.  They are tribes.

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OZZIDOWNUNDER researchfix Tue, 04/03/2018 - 22:37 Permalink

"It should include the 15 year olds. Westeuropian countries have hundreds of thousands of 15 year olds who are very religious."

They get a lot smarter when they get a little bit older  -- as you should assuming you're over 15?  Sounds like you're like the 70% of brain dead Yanks that profess to be Christian.

 - - -The Religious fruit loops that support the Religious fruit loops that run AmeriKa.

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