OK, World, you’re making some of us Americans feel bad. The Brits are gloating.
The majority of Brits are atheist or agnostic, a poll has found, with only 30% of the population describing themselves as religious.
And the Swedes are even worse: they’re crowing about being the least religious nation in the Western world.
Almost eight out of ten Swedes are either "not religious" or "convinced atheists", according to a new global study that concludes the Nordic nation is the least religious in the West.
Yeah, yeah, we heard all about it. Only that article let slip another fact: the magic word “Western” is their qualifier.
A total of 63,398 people were questioned, with only China, Hong Kong and Japan appearing to have a greater proportion of atheists than Sweden.
So there! Those countries are athier than thou, and do you see them bragging about it? No. They’re so atheist that they can be totally cool about it.
I didn’t even bother to look up the ranking of the United States in this poll. I just read this article about Pensacola Christian College, I don’t need a bunch of statistics to tell me the US support of religion is fucked up and destructive.