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HailHailtoMichigan!
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This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErszG7lVgAEzOpY?format=jpg&name=900x900


Goes to show how effective east german societal reorganization was. to this day, religion is fringe if not non-existent in huge swaths of the former holdings of the DDR.

An entire basic pillar of societies since man has existed, basically expunnged in a matter of 30-40 years, and no signs of it really coming back ever.

Stasi and most other components of the east german regime were very very good at being terrible.... (and no, I am NOT saying it is a bad thing if religion naturally disappears, but it is bad if you do what the DDR did and remove it at the point of a gun)

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NPComb
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
It’ll look radically different in 20 years. Key word being radically.


tigergirl10
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
I will never understand anyone who doesn’t believe in God. God is nothing but love.


Jim Rockford
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
You are almost 100% guaranteed to be the religion of the culture you were raised in. No surprise here.


1BamaRTR
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
I do wonder how many of those listed as Christian actual practice it though. There are lot of Christians, especially in Europe, that identify as Christian but hardly (if at all) practice the faith.


HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I will never understand anyone who doesn’t believe in God. God is nothing but love.
sigh...thanks for ruining my thread, likely will get deleted now.

this is a HISTORY thread about how effective the east german regime was at completely reorganizing human society as we know it.


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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I do wonder how many of those listed as Christian actual practice it though. There are lot of Christians, especially in Europe, that identify as Christian but hardly (if at all) practice the faith.


That is really everywhere though.


IAmNERD
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
Well, it does say "other". I'd put money on there being a large contingent of muslims in there. It is Germany after all.


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Kafka
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I do wonder how many of those listed as Christian actual practice it though
and conversely, how many of those classified as non-religious simply don't practice it formally.


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1BamaRTR
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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That is really everywhere though.

I know. Even in the South I see it a lot. But in Europe their number of practicing Christians is even lower.


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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.


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Penrod
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I will never understand anyone who doesn’t believe in God. God is nothing but love.

OK. Some people (you) are ruled by their emotions. To those people it’s easy to believe in God. Others are governed more by logic. To those God is problematic - maybe he exists.

For my part, I see the dilemma that has always existed. This earth, and our people, must have been created, because we can’t conceive of always existing, so we posit God. He created us. However, we have simply removed the dilemma from ourselves and placed it with God. How could He have always existed?

There is an explanation for this dilemma of the beginning. And this explanation could be called God. Maybe it’s a sentient, loving creator, or maybe it’s a yet to be discovered law of physics. I don’t know which, but I believe it exists, and I call it God.


Sao
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.

That's St. George over there to the east


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Champagne
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
Those East German girls are freaks in bed and will do anything for a chocolate bar and a pack of cigarettes.

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Jim Rockford
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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this is a HISTORY thread about how effective the east german regime was at completely reorganizing human society as we know it.






It was a big help that all the social and cultural institutions had been bulldozed to the ground by a catastrophic war. By contrast, neither the Soviet Union nor China has been as successful at eliminating religion, despite a lot more time and effort.

As someone else noted, western Germany is not particularly devout either. It may be that most of the difference is simply the DDRs dispensing with the pro forma rituals.


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Kafka
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
non-believers deal in emotion as well -- rebellion against authority

pascal's option is as logical as any atheistic argument


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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I do wonder how many of those listed as Christian actual practice it though. There are lot of Christians, especially in Europe, that identify as Christian but hardly (if at all) practice the faith.


It's not about checking a box every Sunday. It's about your philosophy of life. Humanism is a frightening dead end.


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Ghost of Colby
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
It’s economy still lags well behind the West as well. East Germany is still a poor, rural, and agnostic society 30 years after reunification.


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windshieldman
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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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OK. Some people (you) are ruled by their emotions. To those people it’s easy to believe in God. Others are governed more by logic. To those God is problematic - maybe he exists.


Plenty of people who are very logical and not run by emotions are Christians. For one, me. A friend of mine’s wife is a geneticist, strong Christian, many doctors and surgeons. The atheist I work with can be some of the most illogical and emotional people I know, it can go both ways, logic and emotions really don’t have much to do with any of this


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re: This map isn't surprising, but it still is insane to me. Saw it on twitter today.
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I will never understand anyone who doesn’t believe in God
You mean believe in fictional characters written by primitives some thousands of years ago? You also forgot to mention how you are a lady.


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