An Easter survey, just out, says only 42 per cent  of Canadians agreed with the statement, “religion is an important part of my life.” However two-thirds of the population say they believe in God.

Would the world be a better place without religion?

Is religion important in the general scheme of things?

Do you still practise the religion in which you were brought up?

Is religion important to you?

Is religion important in the general scheme of things?


  1. 1
    Barbara Says:

    Happy Easter, Neil and Catherine!

    I must tell you that every time I access your blog it raises hackles with my internet security program. I overrode the program, with some trepidation. Have you done anything new to your computer? Does it need a viral disinfecting?

  2. 2
    Neil McKenty Says:

    So far as I know, Barbara, there is nothing the matter with my computer. Neil

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    Lady Janus Says:

    MY religion is important to me. No one else’s religion is, just as mine is not important to anyone else.

    It’s personal and private and I wish others would keep theirs to themselves.

  4. 4
    Jim Says:

    I may have mentioned this before. I thank the RC Church for having given me many years of grounding in religion. On the other hand we were steered to thinking that it was not necessary for us to read the Bible. I’ve resented this suggestion to the nth degree for years. I must admit that the teachings are so well entrenched in my mind, and that, coupled with a lack of spiritual follow-up – that I have a struggle with my memory against forgetting. Remember, God loves unconditionaly. Religion loves conditionaly. We would need something else out there if all the religions took a dive, such as a philosophy a-la-Deepak Chopra. He has a space for those who celebrate doubt and encourages experimentation. Sort of a walk the walk “thing”. Jesus had a pretty good angle on life. He practiced “do unto others….and if one broke the rules, such as the money changers in the temple, he put the whip to them, and “do unto others” became “do caste them out”. Now we’re into “an eye for an eye”. That’s pretty cheeky if you ask me. Oh well.

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    Hi all! I’m a Christian, and we are the only one of the mainstream religions who believe in a living God. Jesus rose at Easter and we celebrate that resurrection.
    I don’t know how the chocolate bunnies & Laura Secord eggs got into it, but I thank God for that as well! 🙂
    PS: Hi Neil- So happy you are back and well, I hope. Best regards

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