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Old 07-11-2013, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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It happened in my home of Quebec 50 years ago, it just needed the right spark. Mostly people didn't become Atheist exactly, but most people were relieved to leave church in the rearview mirror and never look back. I feel like alot of people would be happy to leave it behind elsewhere as well.
It was a very curious phenomenon, as it happened virtually overnight. No baby steps, no increments. They just stopped going to church.

At a very precise moment in 1966, the Québécois just stopped going to Church. Everyone understands that the Church had become moribund when the provincial government took over its education, health care and social service missions, but to this day it remains a sociological mystery as to why it happened so fast. In a few months Québec went from the most actively religious place in North America to the least.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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It was a very curious phenomenon, as it happened virtually overnight. No baby steps, no increments. They just stopped going to church.

At a very precise moment in 1966, the Québécois just stopped going to Church. Everyone understands that the Church had become moribund when the provincial government took over its education, health care and social service missions, but to this day it remains a sociological mystery as to why it happened so fast. In a few months Québec went from the most actively religious place in North America to the least.
This could make a fascinating research project and documentary.
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