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When the Washington Post takes an interest, you know the story must be worthy of note. When the story the Post is reporting originates in Canada, it really is time to pay attention. When the Canadian story that merits column space in the Washington Post, is a story about religion in Canada, you know something really remarkable must be taking place.
Lee-Anne Goodman of the Canadian Press offers a helpful observation from the StatsCan National Household Survey results that were released on Wednesday.
Douglas Todd at the “Vancouver Sun” has dug into the National Household Survey looking for the numbers in British Columbia.
Reginald Bibby is a long-time and sympathetic observer of the religious scene in Canada.
Today Statistics Canada released the results of its 2011 National Household Survey. The findings in the area of religion are startling.
My correspondent who testifies to experiencing a “lack of faith” has written a beautiful response to my two recent posts. See the comments section at: http://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/questioning-my-lack-of-faith-2/
I recently received an email forwarded to me from someone who had reconnected with an acquaintance from days long past. I suppose this is what is sometimes called a “Dear John…” letter.
Margaret Placentra, in the Huffington Post recently, offered a healthy reality check for those of us who live in a multi-cultural context and consider ourselves religious.
It is a single word quoted out of context pasted together with another phrase. So, it may mean nothing. But the claim in Wednesday’s HuffPost is that evangelical pastor Rick Warren believes that Barack Obama is “‘absolutely’ unfriendly to religion” and that the Obama administration has “‘intentionally infringed upon religious liberties.’”
I know the United States of America is not Canada. I am aware that the religious scene in the US is significantly different than the religious culture north of the 49th Parallel.