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Old 05-11-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Personally, I would love to have one of those cathedral-turned-condo homes, but alas, they're out of my price range.
It is gorgeous. I just couldn't have it as my bedroom window. Even though I left the church, I still would feel funny having Jesus looking down at my in bed
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Is it now the case that some of Canada's oldest churches are catering to a largely immigrant congregation?
I think they will try to cater to anything with a pulse these days.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:34 AM
 
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Traditional Christian churches may be on the decline but Fundamentalist Christian churches are on a huge upswing - particularly in the west. Alberta is the hotbed for Canadian fundy zealots.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Traditional Christian churches may be on the decline but Fundamentalist Christian churches are on a huge upswing - particularly in the west. Alberta is the hotbed for Canadian fundy zealots.
Horesh*t ....says some one from Quebec with no stats to back up his BS. Are the CBC forums shut down today?
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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When in doubt it's always best to go straight to the horse's mouth. So I did - I went to Statistics Canada.

On May 8th, 2013 Statistics Canada's "The Daily" released their latest report based on the 2011 Census and National Household Survey. It includes information about immigration, place of birth, citizenship, ethnic origin, visible minorities, language and religion.

The Daily — 2011 National Household Survey: Immigration, place of birth, citizenship, ethnic origin, visible minorities, language and religion

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RELIGION IN CANADA

The NHS collected information on religious affiliation, regardless of whether respondents practised their religion.

The largest faith in Canada was Christianity. About 22,102,700, or two-thirds of Canada's population (67.3%), reported that they were affiliated with a Christian religion.

Roman Catholics were the largest Christian religious group in 2011. About 12,728,900 people identified themselves as Roman Catholic, representing 38.7% of Canada's population as a whole.

Consistent with changing immigration patterns, there were growing proportions of the population who reported religious affiliations other than Christian. These religions included Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist. In 2011, about 2,373,700 people, or 7.2% of Canada's population, reported affiliation with one of these religions. This was up from 4.9% a decade earlier, as recorded in the 2001 Census.

In 2011, people who identified themselves as Muslim made up 3.2% of the population, Hindu 1.5%, Sikh 1.4%, Buddhist 1.1% and Jewish 1.0%.

Roughly 7,850,600 people, or nearly one-quarter of Canada's population (23.9%), had no religious affiliation. This was up from 16.5% a decade earlier, as recorded in the 2001 Census.

Immigration has contributed to a higher share of the population having affiliation with Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist religions as well as to a higher share of the population having no religious affiliation. Of the immigrants who came prior to 1971, 2.9% were affiliated with Muslim, Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist religions, whereas 33.0% of immigrants who came between 2001 and 2011 reported affiliation to one of these religions. As well, 16.0% of immigrants who came before 1971 had no religious affiliation, compared with 22.0% among those who came between 2001 and 2005, and 19.5% among those who came between 2006 and 2011.

At this link Society and community - Religion - Latest news releases in The Daily there is more detailed information that shows the number and distribution of people belonging to religious denominations and faiths. Also included is attendance at religious services, attitudes about the importance of one’s religious beliefs and spirituality, charitable donations to religious institutions, and the activities of religious non-profit and voluntary organizations.

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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"Roughly 7,850,600 people, or nearly one-quarter of Canada's population (23.9%), had no religious affiliation. This was up from 16.5% a decade earlier, as recorded in the 2001 Census."

Great news!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Is it now the case that some of Canada's oldest churches are catering to a largely immigrant congregation?
You seem to be happy thinking that Christianity is declining, or people becoming less religious.
Don't get too excited.... There are 2.2 billion Christians vs. 14 million Jews... Enough said.

Seeing you on other threads it is sad that you show arrogance and bigotry towards Christians.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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14 million whose religion is Judaism or 14 million ethnic Jews?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Canada
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You seem to be happy thinking that Christianity is declining, or people becoming less religious.
Don't get too excited.... There are 2.2 billion Christians vs. 14 million Jews... Enough said.

Seeing you on other threads it is sad that you show arrogance and bigotry towards Christians.
I think you've seriously misinterpreted his views on the matter. Also, who the heck mentioned Jews? Why would the proportion of Jews to Christians worldwide be an important ratio in this discussion? It seems like a total non-sequitur.
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Canada
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You seem to be happy thinking that Christianity is declining, or people becoming less religious.
Don't get too excited.... There are 2.2 billion Christians vs. 14 million Jews... Enough said.

Seeing you on other threads it is sad that you show arrogance and bigotry towards Christians.
Mouldy Old Schmo is a devout Catholic.
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