The figures indicate real signs of progress in the UK but what lies behind the statistics that is revealing too.
Most people I know don't believe in god and most Christians I meet don't seriously believe the 'three for one' or virgin birth nonsense. Most Roman Catholics don't seriously seem to believe in transubstantiation, exorcisms or miracles. So-called believers never seem sure there is an afterlife of any description, far less a Heaven, Hell, god-sent prophet or devil. All that Abrahamic gibberish is obviously man's invention. Tribalism and silly ideas of what's normal seem to lie behind much religious affiliation in the UK. Due to the charity work of religious congregations there is also an impression among many non-believers that religion is "harmless" and bad behaviour or swearing by some atheists have dented the image of non-believers...
making us seem collectively "aggressive", unfriendly or less educated.
Religious superstitions are losing ground in the UK despite faith schools and severe lack of separation of church and state. Most immigrant populations are more religious than the natives, but reason is defeating credulity despite high levels of immigration. (Levels of immigration are falling).
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