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More than Half of Britons think religion does more harm than good

Posted by doctore0 on November 5, 2014

No shit, religion is cancer of the mind

religionblows More than half of Britons believe religion does more harm than good, with less than a quarter believing faith is a positive force, according to a new survey.

Even 20% of British people who describe themselves as being ”very religious” said religion was harmful to society.

The study for the Huffington Post UK revealed that only 8% of Britons describe themselves as very religious, with more than 60% saying they were not religious at all.

The poll shows more people believe being an atheist is likely to make you a good person than being religious.

In fact, one in eight Britons said atheists tend to be more moral, compared to just 6% who say atheists are less moral, challenging widely held beliefs that religion is one of the last remaining bastions of British morality.

Of the 2,004 people surveyed, 56% described themselves as Christian, 2.5% were Muslim, 1% were Jewish and the remainder were of another faith or no
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2 Responses to “More than Half of Britons think religion does more harm than good”

  1. Mordanicus said

    >>Even 20% of British people who describe themselves as being ”very religious” said religion was harmful to society.

    That’s really interesting.

    Like

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