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Old 07-23-2012, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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"In God we Trust" -- God is built into the American consitution. Not so in Canada. I think the U.S. is quite a bit more religious than Canada.
Taken from the preamble to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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"In God we Trust" -- God is built into the American consitution. Not so in Canada. I think the U.S. is quite a bit more religious than Canada.
Actually In God We Trust isn't from the Constitution it was put on our money during the Civil War and increased religious fervor. Technically Canada is more of a theocracy than the US though in practice it's much the opposite.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Taken from the preamble to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms:

Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law
And we have prayer in Parliament.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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^ Say what you want but the reality is that you are way more likely to find religious propaganda in the US whether it's bumper stickers, politics, t-shirts, church attendance, etc. Religion does play a role in the Canadian way of life but when compared to the US, it's relatively pale. There is no arguing with that.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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^ Say what you want but the reality is that you are way more likely to find religious propaganda in the US whether it's bumper stickers, politics, t-shirts, church attendance, etc. Religion does play a role in the Canadian way of life but when compared to the US, it's relatively pale. There is no arguing with that.
Have to agree with this.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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"In God we Trust" -- God is built into the American consitution. Not so in Canada. I think the U.S. is quite a bit more religious than Canada.
You need to brush up on your Constitutional study. In God We Trust was introduced during the Civil War, and was the official motto in the 50's. Of course this was already posted. D'oh!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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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..
Yes, well the South is still very religious and a lot of those churches are rarely filled with a lot of people however. I don't see anything wrong with it and I never go to church. It confuses me as to why some get so mad at people that want to go to church? Who cares? Let them believe in God if they want.....
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I don't see any of the big church US movement here in Canada. At least not in Ontario or Quebec. Church attendance is declining here by the year but it is a slow process of course. I was in the US last week and counted dozens of stickers on peoples cars saying "One nation under god" and "god bless the USA', while in Canada I have never seen these stickers once. I do see the odd car with that fish looking thing on the back of their cars. But overall, religious Canadians are more quiet about their beliefs and non vocal.

To put it in perspective, historically around 60-65% of Canadians vote for center-left wing parties (Liberal, NDP, Bloq, Green).
And also, several states now offer a "In God We Trust" license plate. I know that Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and a few other states offer it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:06 PM
 
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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..
most of those churches aren't full and they're very small with maybe one Sunday service. It's that in the South, people are never satisfied with a church so they start a new one. Pastors get power hungry and they start their own churches and half the congregation follows. In the more hierarchical denominations in the North, it's not as easy to start a new church
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Despite the secularist nature of Quebec's government, does it subsidize the Catholic Church in some way?
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