The slow death of Christianity: BBC News – Religious affiliation in Scotland ‘declines sharply’

More Scots than ever have described themselves as having no religion, according to new research.

The Scottish Attitudes Survey, compiled by the independent research body ScotCen, found 58% of respondents said they had no religion at all.

When the survey was carried out in 1999, the figure was 40%.

Among major denominations, the Church of Scotland has seen the sharpest decline, with just 18% saying the belong to the Kirk.

The Church of Scotland figure for 1999 was 35%.

 

 

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Categories: Christianity, Life in the West, paul williams, secularism

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  1. It is an interesting contrast that the Christian church has to liberalize and water down its teachings in order to broaden its appeal, remain relevant, and connect to the lives of people’s everyday life, — while Islam does the very same by remaining true to its core teachings, and standing firm in its traditional conservatism, and is arguably more successful at attracting new converts and adherents.

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