Do you believe God created the world?
According to a new poll in Iceland, less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist.
The most remarkable finding to come out of the research was that the poll failed to find young Icelanders people (25 or less) who accept the creation story of the Bible.
94% of Icelanders younger population believe the world was created in the big bang, 6% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means AND STRIKINGLY 0.0% believed that the Earth had been created by God or a religious entity.
Now – I don’t want to talk about Icelanders – but I do want to talk about Irish people’s belief in how the world was created.
Ireland was always a staunchly Catholic country with many people believing the word of God and the bible to be completely factual.
However, in recent years we have seen a decline in that and we have actually seen more people believe in the big bang.
According to the CSO figures, While Ireland remains a predominantly Catholic country, the percentage of the population who identified as Catholic on the census has fallen sharply from 84.2 per cent in 2011 to 78.3 per cent in 2016. There has been a corresponding rise in the number with no religion which grew by 73.6 per cent from 269,800 to 468,400, an increase of 198,600.
Regardless of those figures, the people who do identify as Catholic would still be practising Catholics who believe very much in the word of the Bible.
Do you believe that God created the world?
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