14th August 2010

“Put your hands together and give thanks, for I come bearing Good News. Britain is now the most irreligious country on earth. This island has shed superstition faster and more completely than anywhere else. Some 63 percent of us are non-believers, according to an ICM study, while 82 percent say religion is a cause of harmful division. Now, let us stand and sing our new national hymn: Jerusalem was dismantled here, in England's green and pleasant land.”

Johann Hari

21 Responses to “14th August 2010”

  1. Atheros Says:

    It’s statements like that that make me proud to be British!! πŸ˜€ I really hope it’s true!!

  2. John Says:

    It is statements like that make me what to move to the UK.

  3. solomon Says:

    Atheism…umh….just another swayed religion…

  4. an american scientist Says:

    A serious question for our UK colleagues… How was this wonderful progress accomplished? Any guidance for a backward former colony would be gratefully received.

  5. YourSkepticalGuy Says:

    Cheers for the UK!


  6. solomon Says:

    You all are just dreamin’. Islam lately has got the upper hand in UK.

  7. Hypatia Says:

    Islam lately has got the upper hand in UK

    Really? Muslims form only 3% of the population.

    Unfortunately for them they are one of the poorest groups in British society, with poor levels of educational attainment and difficulties in integrating into wider society. Other ethnic minorities do better in this respect for some reason.

  8. Grumpy Old Git Says:

    Those stats make interesting reading if they are verifiable, and I would like to check out the source. It is not surprising that 82% say that religion is the cause of harmful division. But of course it’s always ‘the other religion’ that is the main cause. The non believing 63% is somewhat worrying as it means that a whopping 37% are still brainwashed and quite content to let others tell them what to think and when to think it.

  9. solomon Says:


    The reason is that they are oppressed, thats it. Look at other wealthy muslim states like Saudi or Brunei. They live on wealth. Most of their slaves are Atheists looking for careers.But they are the silent survivor. Lots and lots of them have embraced Islam silently. All walks of race have been hurriedly and secretly embraced Islam.Don’t be surprised one day they made up the majority.

  10. solomon Says:

    Don’t be surprised if the fake % figures is just a camouflage to ease the minds of Atheists.

  11. Atheist MC Says:

    Bizarrely I think the UK is so irreligious because it is not constituted as a secular nation. Religion is enshrined in our politics within the House of Lords and Anglicanism is an Established religion. Consequently up until recently it has felt secure enough not to over proselytise, allowing a relatively well educated population to drift away from it.
    The U.S on the other hand is a freemarket for competing faiths and flavours of Christianity. A supposedly secular nation, it has become a battleground for religious competition, keeping the agenda high in public consciousness.

  12. Atheist MC Says:

    Sol’s point about Islam in the UK is specious by the way. As has been pointed out about 3% of the population are notionally Muslim. But only recent immigrants seems to be particularly devout. Second and third generations that I come across are drifting into that wishy washy “culturally” religious stage that will eventually result in agnosticism.

    Oh and Sol. Rich Islamic countries are only rich because of oil. They will fail when the oil runs out (or when we find less polluting alternatives) because the population will still be ignorant and won’t be able to compete globally.

  13. j sutton Says:

    This government is determine to reverse this process. Just wait for the next generation of indoctrinated children to leave the new wave of Faith schools.

    Richard Dawkins has a TV program which will explain all on Wed 18th of August, Channel 4, 9pm – for our UK readers.

  14. j sutton Says:

    The title of the programme is “The Menace of Faith Schools”. Very apt.

  15. Hypatia Says:


    The reason is that they are oppressed, thats it.

    So you earlier statement that “Islam lately has got the upper hand in UK” can’t be true.

    Your a liar solomon.

  16. teddy Says:

    wait ! wait ! dont call solomom a LIAR !!!! you can only really be a liar

    if you first have at least a supposition of the truth!!!! sol doesnt know

    ANY truths……………he’s just a delusional fanatic !!!!!

    have a bad day, sol !!!

  17. solomon Says:

    Atheists MC,

    When the oil runs out God will substitute it with other wealth that have not been captured by the mind. No need for worry.

  18. solomon Says:


    My earlier saying ‘β€œIslam lately has got the upper hand in UK” ‘ is to refute your lots dreams as if unbelievers took control of UK. Whereas Johann Hari and the ICM study have been lying all along.

    ‘Unfortunately for them they are one of the poorest groups in British society, with poor levels of educational attainment and difficulties in integrating into wider society.’
    My later reason of saying ‘The reason is that they are oppressed’ is to counter your statement above.

    See..theres no whatsoever contradictions between both my statements.
    So theres no case of lying going on…
    Naa…na na na na…

  19. solomon Says:

    When the scientists say theres gravity, the Atheists belief it without demanding evidence.
    When the religious say God exists they demand foolish evidence.
    Whereas God & gravity both can’t be seen & its effect can be felt.

    Wait a minute….don’t mention about the lousy “can be measured” stuffs.

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  21. Braathwaat Says:

    As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone.

    United States β€” Muslim 1.0%
    Australia β€” Muslim 1.5%
    Canada β€” Muslim 1.9%
    China β€” Muslim 1%-2%
    Italy β€” Muslim 1.5%
    Norway β€” Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:

    Denmark β€” Muslim 2%
    Germany β€” Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom β€” Muslim 2. 7%
    Spain β€” Muslim 4%
    Thailand β€” Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.

    France β€” Muslim 8%
    Philippines β€” Muslim 5%
    Sweden β€” Muslim 5%
    Switzerland β€” Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands β€” Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago β€” Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule d.
    When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris β€” car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam β€” Mohammed cartoons).
    Guyana β€” Muslim 10%
    India β€” Muslim 13.4%
    Israel β€” Muslim 16%
    Kenya β€” Muslim 10%
    Russia β€” Muslim 10-15%

    After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:

    Ethiopia β€” Muslim 32.8%

    At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:

    Bosnia β€” Muslim 40%
    Chad β€” Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon β€” Muslim 59.7%

    From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:

    Albania β€” Muslim 70%
    Malaysia β€” Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar β€” Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan β€” Muslim 70%

    After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:

    Bangladesh β€” Muslim 83%
    Egypt β€” Muslim 90%
    Gaza β€” Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia β€” Muslim 86.1%
    Iran β€” Muslim 98%
    Iraq β€” Muslim 97%
    Jordan β€” Muslim 92%
    Morocco β€” Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan β€” Muslim 97%
    Palestine β€” Muslim 99%
    Syria β€” Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan β€” Muslim 90%
    Turkey β€” Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates β€” Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of β€˜Dar-es-Salaam’ β€” the Isla mic House of Peace β€” there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
    Afghanistan β€” Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia β€” Muslim 100%
    Somalia β€” Muslim 100%
    Yemen β€” Muslim 99.9%
    Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.