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Re-ritualisation?

Published on: Author: Callum Brown 4 Comments

Is this the capital of the cairn? If you set off north from Fort William in the West Highlands of Scotland, steering for the bridge over the sea to Skye, you will come across a layby on the left hand side where there are hundreds, very possibly thousands, of stone cairns. Most of them are small,… Continue reading

“Noneship” is about non-believing and non-belonging: 84 per cent of British “nones” don’t believe in God, according to new YouGov poll

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British adults “nones” (with no religion) are now clearly both non-believers as well as not belonging to a church or religious tradition. The results of a YouGov of 8,455 people, published today, indicate that British secularisation has a comprehensive non-religious character to it.[1] Whilst 41 per cent of Britons identify as Christian, 38 per cent… Continue reading

Estonia – few gods, but loads of angels

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In late September 2013, I was in Estonia, widely referred to on the web as the ‘most godless’ nation in the world. This is based on a 2005 Eurobarometer poll Social values, Science and Technology Report (June 2005)[1] which recorded the Baltic state as having the lowest level of belief in the existence of God in all… Continue reading