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Offline Raylight

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Happy Canada Day.
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:35:10 PM »
I don't know if there are many Canadians here but I want to say Happy Canada Day everyone.

There will be beautiful fireworks tonight, looking forward to watch them.

In this thread I will represent few information about religion in my beloved Canada.

In Canada, there are two official languages. English and French. The French side of Canada was the Roman Catholic, while the English was the Protestant. Today religion is very diverse. From what I observed, people don't like to talk about religion here, it is believed to be a private matter. I can feel the "elephant in the room" whenever I bring religion to the conversation. That doesn't necessary mean there is a hostility to religion.

According to National Post, Islam is the fastest growing religion here (Increasing by 72.53% ),  ( but that doesn't mean we are going to become a Muslim majority country ). Meanwhile, Christianity is decreasing, especially The United Church of Canada ( -29.29%) and the Anglican Church of Canada (-19.83% ), Roman Catholic ( -0.5% ), but several Christian Churches are growing and becoming more active, especially the Evangelical. The Orthodox Churches are increasing by ( 14.82% ). However, from my personal experience, Immigration is keeping Christianity alive, especially Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. The National Post and Statistics Canada points out that those with no religion make up 24% of Canadians, increasing by ( 63.68% ). ( National Post, 2013, http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/survey-shows-muslim-population-is-fastest-growing-religion-in-canada ).


HAPPY CANADA DAY


I will continue to label myself Christian, and Anglican, in respect for my baptism. Even though I still struggle with doubts. I don't believe it is fair to dismiss it that easily because of some doubt.

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 02:53:54 PM »
People actually live up there? I thought it was all just moose and polar bears.  ;D
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 03:37:58 PM »
Thanks for the hazy skies in Mid-America, Canada, you hosers.
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 03:42:35 PM »
People actually live up there? I thought it was all just moose and polar bears.  ;D

No, that's Finland.
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 03:47:10 PM »
Thanks for the hazy skies in Mid-America, Canada, you hosers.

Sorry.  :(
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2015, 03:51:11 PM »
People actually live up there? I thought it was all just moose and polar bears.  ;D

Ugh typical.

About 34 million people live up here.
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2015, 03:58:05 PM »
People actually live up there? I thought it was all just moose and polar bears.  ;D

Ugh typical.

About 34 million people live up here.
:laugh:  Actually, I've visited several times. I really enjoyed Toronto. It is amazingly clean and really a very beautiful city.
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2015, 03:59:33 PM »
People actually live up there? I thought it was all just moose and polar bears.  ;D

Ugh typical.

About 34 million people live up here.
:laugh:  Actually, I've visited several times. I really enjoyed Toronto. It is amazingly clean and really a very beautiful city.

I'm glad to hear that. :)
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2015, 04:07:09 PM »
Considering it's a monarchy, the whole OC.net should be drooling over Canada.
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2015, 04:10:11 PM »
I went to Montréal. It was beautiful!

Happy Canada Day.

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2015, 04:58:49 PM »
Considering it's a monarchy, the whole OC.net should be drooling over Canada.

I'm huge supporter of the monarchy.

God Save the Queen

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2015, 05:00:45 PM »
I went to Montréal. It was beautiful!

Happy Canada Day.

Thank you :)

I yet to visit Montreal. It is the French side of the country.

Btw, how strong the is Catholic culture there ? As far as I heard, it is very secular.
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 06:21:56 PM »
The northern parts of Quebec are supposedly more staid - Quebec City and so forth. Montréal is fairly cosmopolitan.

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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 06:29:33 PM »
The northern parts of Quebec are supposedly more staid - Quebec City and so forth. Montréal is fairly cosmopolitan.

Good to hear. :)
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Re: Happy Canada Day.
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 07:33:45 PM »
You gave us Mario Lemieux, so you guys are ok with me  8)