You are from Finland,thats interesting.Tervetuloa!!
Oman Tervetuloa Olen koskaa ollut suomeen,mutta se nayttaa mielenkiinfoinen.How is your situation in Finland with religion?I have heard its much less religious than here in the states.
I’m sorry I didn’t answer earlier. I was on holiday in Italy, France and Monaco so I had no time to visit the forum.
I’m not sure if this is the right thread to speak about religion in Finland but since you asked here’s a short introduction. Yes it’s pretty secular but you can not really understand the situation if you don’t keep in mind that we are a homogeneous nation of only about 5 million people. The main religions are Lutheran Church and the Greek Orthodox Church. They get along quite well. I’m an ex-lutheran myself. I don’t belong to any religious institution. The Lutheran church is endorsed by the government which makes it secular by nature. For a long time it has been bureaucratic and not so religious. We also are culturally people who endorse practical values and extremism is not natural to Finnish temperament. Religion is often seen as a personal thing to cherish in private. We usually don’t like people raving about such issues in public. These are just some of the reasons why our culture is secular in my opinion. And keep in mind that Northern Europe and Fennoscandia in particular is very very different from rest of the Europe. There is no such a thing as an “European” culture.