It's pretty closed minded to assume that someone's faith is based exclusively on attending Church.
Facts are facts in this case Spade.
Vaccum salesman? The last time I've seen one of them was when I was putting my milk bottles on the front step.
You don't get it, do you?
Just because you supply your own individual definitions and interpretation does not make it fact.
Check out the census info, the respondents (voluntarily) identify themselves in the manner in which they believe. That's all that matters, not your unique version of how you believe these folks should interact with their religion, Church, etc
Self-identification on a census does not indicate belief as much as "Christ, I gotta put something down. Hey, mum!'
Sorry, have to go. There are a gentleman in a suit and a lady in a black dress knocking on my door. Wonder if it's UPS?
so are you awake now?
I guess the publishing of them is quite the production and quite the building where it is done
Human rights is equality for all and religious rights is discrimination and when states and provinces pass laws for religious freedoms then equality does not exist
They are one and the same.
Freedom of religion is a human right, so you can not choose "human rights" and exclude religious rights.
For some people arguing is all about winning. There is no such thing as winning an argument. Nobody is going to change their perspective to suit anybody else. We can present our opinions on a subject and the other theirs. It is call discussion. It is always interesting to know what and how others think. But arguing is a complete waste of time and the outcome is always one of animosity.
Your individual opinion may not be that of other folks.
In the end, your rights end at the very point where mine begin
Yes people should be free to practice their religion however they should not
be granted special exemptions from the laws of the land or be allowed to in
fact discriminate against others in a secular society
How far are you willing to go with taking the rights away from those with certain religious convictions? Are you wanting to force the Catholic Church to preform SSM marriages? Force Christian educational institutes to teach and allow things that are against their faith?
Identification is one thing, belief is another, and church attendance (appox. 17%) a third.
i've never ever had an atheist knock on my door, or send pamphlets, or ring bells on sunday to remind us
we are suppose to be there,or a neighbour wondering why we don't go to church, but from the religious all of the above.