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Canadians losing faith in religion

– Many link traditional institutions with religious conflict, survey finds

By Teresa Smith

It’s no secret fewer Canadians attend church today than 20 years ago, but what may be surprising is almost half of Canadians believe religion does more harm than good, according to the results of a survey conducted by Ipsos Reid.

Explanations from experts vary – from fear of extremists and anger toward individuals who abuse positions of power, to a national “forgetting” of Canadian history.

“In the past few years, there have been several high-profile international situations involving perceived religious conflicts, as well as the anniversary of 9/11, and I think when people see those, it causes them to fear religion and to see it as a source of conflict,” said Janet Epp Buckingham, associate professor at Trinity Western University in Ottawa.

Religion seems to be a key player in many of today’s top stories, from stand-alone events – such as the 2005 riots in the suburbs of Paris linked to the French government’s proposed burka ban, and rightwing Christian Anders Behring Breivik’s shooting rampage in Oslo, Norway – to more drawn-out sagas, such as child abuse in the Catholic Church, and the perception that Christians are constantly campaigning against gay marriage and abortion. ….

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Have you encountered these situations…

· After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch. – · Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. – · When you dial a wrong number, you always get through and never get it engaged one. – · If you use the excuse that you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will actually have a flat tire. – · If you change queues, the one you have left will start to move faster than the one you are in now. – · As soon as you have immersed yourself fully in the bathtub, the telephone bell will ring. – · The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are in a situation where you do not want to be seen by anybody. – · When you try to prove to the repairman that a machine/computer/ mobile doesn’t work, it will. – · The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reachability of the area. – · At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last. – · As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee/tea, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee/tea is cold. – · When you are working late, the boss will never be around. When you are surfing the net or gossiping, the boss will always drop by. * Sure you have encountered some of these, amazing? Isn’t it? * *These are univeral Rules for which reasons are not-known …*