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evon
2011-08-28, 09:42
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14635021

i think this is similar to trends found all across North europe, From UK to Finland...

are we living in a post-Christianity age?

Una
2011-08-28, 10:26
The same thing basically happens in Latvia as well. It is different with Catholic minority living here, they are more religious than Lutheran Latvians.
When I think of my family, no one ever took me to the church. We didn't talk about God, church, Bible or Jesus ever. Even at school, I remember having classes about Latvian folk traditions - pagan deities, pagan traditions ect. I remember celebrating different pagan celebrations at kindergarten, school and even now. Our Jāņi and Līgo (Midsummer) is a good example of our pagan traditions.


There are more than 600 Latvian neopagans, Dievturi (The Godskeepers), whose religion is based on Latvian mythology. About 40% of the total population is not affiliated with a specific religion.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia

The largest religion in Latvia is Christianity, though only about 7% of the population attends religious services regularly.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia

In the Eurobarometer Poll 2005, 37% of Latvian citizens responded that "they believe there is a god", while 49% answered that "they believe there is some sort of spirit or life force" and 10% stated that "they do not believe there is any sort of spirit, god, or life force" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia
These numbers speak for themselves.