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Old 06-15-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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The Catholic Church really did a number on Quebeckers as well as Aboriginals. It makes sense why many don't attend Mass very often.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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I guess it means you don't believe in any type of highly powerful supernatural God (Jesus, Allah, Buhhda whatever), don't believe what you do is subject to any kind of book/script except the secular laws of the country you live in.

When some dies, his spirit dies completely with his body. Nothing remains. He just ceases to exist in any space. There is no next life.
I guess i'm an atheist..
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Specifically Atheist just means someone who doesn`t in a god or gods, so it technically applies to many sects of Buddhism and other supernaturalist worldviews that lack deities. In common parlance, however, it usually refers to naturalists who don`t believe in any supernatural forces or entities.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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i heard that alberta is like the texas of canada.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Canada
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i heard that alberta is like the texas of canada.
That's true only up until a point. Alberta has oil, cattle ranching, low taxes, sprawling cities, and lots of money, thus the comparison, but it's still another country. Alberta is indeed more Protestant and religious on average than much of Canada, but it's a different world from Texas, and you don't see the kind of radicalism that tries to edit peoples textbooks. It's hard to explain, but the conservatism of Alberta comes from the Red Tory tradition for the most part, not the Republican one, and these are very different animals.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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That's true only up until a point. Alberta has oil, cattle ranching, low taxes, sprawling cities, and lots of money, thus the comparison, but it's still another country. Alberta is indeed more Protestant and religious on average than much of Canada, but it's a different world from Texas, and you don't see the kind of radicalism that tries to edit peoples textbooks. It's hard to explain, but the conservatism of Alberta comes from the Red Tory tradition for the most part, not the Republican one, and these are very different animals.
Alberta is probably still more 'liberal' than any US state, except maybe Vermont. And yes, I am including California, Oregon, Washington, New York State, Minnesota etc.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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This thread is about whether Canadians are more religious - not a slice and dice of people's beliefs and an opportunity to insult those who hold said beliefs. Please feel free to take those discussions to the Religion forum.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Alberta is probably still more 'liberal' than any US state, except maybe Vermont. And yes, I am including California, Oregon, Washington, New York State, Minnesota etc.
This.

In the Canadian context, Alberta is Texas, but on a continuum, any Canadian province is further left than anywhere the US (except Vermont, they're just crazy).

As far as religion goes, the born again Evangelical church that most tend to cringe at has not dominated a region like it has in the Southern States.

Most Canadians tend to view religion sort of like your penis;
I'm glad you're proud of it, but please don't whip it out in public, and keep it away from my kids.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:17 AM
 
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Is Alberta the most religious and one of the least religious provinces at the same time?

Rank Jurisdiction % Irreligious
- Canada 16.2%
1 Yukon 37.4%
2 British Columbia 35.1%
3 Alberta 23.1%
4 Manitoba 18.3%
5 Northwest Territories 17.4%
6 Ontario 16.0%
7 Saskatchewan 15.4%
8 Nova Scotia 11.6%
9 New Brunswick 7.8%
10 Prince Edward Island 6.5%
11 Nunavut 6.0%
12 Quebec 5.6%
13 Newfoundland and Labrador 2.5%


Irreligion in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:23 AM
 
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Hard to beat southern USA for religious fervor as on a recent trip through Northern Florida,Mississippi and Alabama the quantity of churches is astounding, they are on almost every street corner, hard to drive a mile without seeing several small churches on our trip, hard to believe there are enough people to fill all those churches..
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