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Mon Sep 18, 2017, 08:33 AM Sep 2017

Majority of Scots say they are 'not religious' [View all]


The number of Scots who say they are not religious has risen to almost three quarters, according to new research.

Just under a quarter (23.6%) said they were religious, while 72.4% said they were not, figures released by Humanist Society Scotland showed.

This was up from a similar poll in 2011 when 56% said they were not religious while 35% said they were.


Gordon MacRae, chief executive of the Humanist Society Scotland, said: "These new findings raise concerns about the official statistics on the adherence to religion in Scotland.

And as usual, the religious powers that be are grasping at straws to try and make themselves feel better about the news.
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Had to get all the way to the end, but there was the expected backbend. Iggo Sep 2017 #1
"Just because people aren't going to church, and say they aren't religious..." trotsky Sep 2017 #2
Yeah! They're just trying to be cool. Everybody knows being an atheist is really cool, man. Iggo Sep 2017 #3
My father was raised in Scotland and I have a lot of relatives there... PassingFair Sep 2017 #4
Whisky can make people say things. guillaumeb Sep 2017 #5
Wow, really? trotsky Sep 2017 #6
Have you no sense of humor? guillaumeb Oct 2017 #9
Yeah, no religion... yallerdawg Oct 2017 #12
That is religious bigotry. trotsky Oct 2017 #17
File this under "humor" and: yallerdawg Oct 2017 #18
Why would I file it under "humor"? trotsky Oct 2017 #19
Here is bigotry. yallerdawg Oct 2017 #23
But you did none of those. trotsky Oct 2017 #24
"Do to others as you would have them do to you ... Mariana Oct 2017 #31
Yep. Sadly that seems to be more the rule than the exception when it comes to the religious. n/t trotsky Oct 2017 #33
"It's just a joke, bro!" trotsky Oct 2017 #15
Fantastically biased and arrogant dismissal. AtheistCrusader Oct 2017 #7
No true Scotsman would drink "whisky". Act_of_Reparation Oct 2017 #34
Are whisky and whiskey not identical? guillaumeb Oct 2017 #36
No, they are. Act_of_Reparation Oct 2017 #37
A nice reponse nevertheless. eom guillaumeb Oct 2017 #38
Perhaps eating haggis leads to such thinking. guillaumeb Oct 2017 #8
A statistic about Scotland: guillaumeb Oct 2017 #10
Couple things Cuthbert Allgood Oct 2017 #20
And very few black Scots, if census numbers are correct. guillaumeb Oct 2017 #25
Your point being what, pray tell? Act_of_Reparation Oct 2017 #32
Make of it what you will. guillaumeb Oct 2017 #35
But if 72.4% claim to be not religious, guillaumeb Oct 2017 #11
You can belong to a religion with being "religious" marylandblue Oct 2017 #13
True. An excellent observation. guillaumeb Oct 2017 #14
Sorry you got shot down with that angle, too. trotsky Oct 2017 #16
I believe that I could write your responses for you. guillaumeb Oct 2017 #26
Aw, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings... trotsky Oct 2017 #27
BINGO!!! guillaumeb Oct 2017 #28
I'm glad you are enjoying humiliating yourself! trotsky Oct 2017 #29
But I thought we were biologically programmed for religion. Act_of_Reparation Oct 2017 #21
Well of course we are. trotsky Oct 2017 #22
It would be interesting how many of those people believe themselves to be "spiritual" HopeAgain Oct 2017 #30
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