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Mon, Mar. 30th, 2009 06:41 am
What's on the menu?

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 30th, 2009 12:50 pm (UTC)

Atheists in the west may not go to church on sundays, but (at least here in Norway - staying on topic!) they often get married in churches, baptise their children and sing christmas songs.

Even Militant Atheist™ Dawkins enjoys singing christmas carols!


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 30th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Western Individualist vs. Japanese Collectivist

Atheists getting married in church might be less common in the UK than in Norway. In my experience it's relatively common here. In any case, I agree with your overall point, there's definitely a big difference between how rituals (and probably not only religious ones) are understood in Japan vs the west.


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McGazz
Tue, Mar. 31st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)

Dawkins is quite open about being a Christian who doesn't believe in God. But when he says he wants to keep the UK's "Christian heritage", does he just mean the ceremonial aspect, or the laws/morality as well?


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