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The Easy Way



Religion is a very private thing in the Nordic countries and not something you're supposed to tell others about, both because most people aren't religious so it would be considered rude, and also because they're such personal feelings for religious people.

So a sure way to ruin the mood is to wear a T-shirt with a religious message, or any other object that somehow show what religion you belong to, most of all because Nordics will probably be too polite to talk about it (like I said, you're not supposed to talk about religion), so it will be a huge elephant in the room and they will just sit and stare awkwardly at you, afraid they might say something that'll hurt your religious feelings. :XD:

24th March 2012
 


1029 Comments:
 
21 days ago #9255221        

I'm not sure if it is same here in the Faroes
Cause I have no problem talking God or Jesus
Neither with my grandfather



Calguy

19 M
23 days ago #9253444        

This is all news to me and although I'll likely not visit any of these countries soon, its still good to know. Being an American of Mexican decent, I grew up surrounded by religion, so if someone simply is pleasant to converse with I'll say "God bless you" when we part ways. Whenever someone says the equivalent for whatever religion to me, I see it as extremely flattering, and only ever say it indenting to be thus. Meanwhile if someone where to joke about my religion I would laugh my ass off. I honestly get more uncomfortable if some jokes around about a religion other than mine.



1 month ago #9240648        

No one will ever understand how awkward it actually is.



2 months ago #9232013        

Just a couple of days ago i saw a woman wearing that exact shirt in the train station and... yeah i felt extremely awkward. Thank god i was alone, if i wasn't it would have been even more awkward!



4 months ago #9189813        

The Nordic countries sound like an awesome place to live.....



4 months ago #9172190        

@AuthorRyenYoung
Not true there are in betweens, they are just not as loud and attention whoring like the extremists of both ends of the religious spectrum.



Hellen

20 F
4 months ago #9171584        

My ex-dormmate is religious and all those 6 months we lived together I was afraid I say something wrong :D Sometimes even a harmless joke made her a bit uncomfortable. So throw away all that black humour, no vampires and ghosts, dancing skeletons in Corpse Bride are really hardcore... I really like her but I've never got used to this humour/ghost stories censorship (not that she would tell me to do that, I just feel really uncomfortable when she looks at me like "Well, this is a bit scary, I won't sleep well tonight". )
Btw, if you wore the Jesus T-shirt here in the Czech Republic, many people would look pretty strange at you and my granddad would start a discussion on topic "Why are you so fucking wrong." :D



Hellen

20 F
4 months ago #9171583        

My ex-dormmate is religious and all those 6 months we lived together I was afraid I say something wrong :D Sometimes even a harmless joke made her a bit uncomfortable. So throw away all that black humour, no vampires and ghosts, dancing skeletons in Corpse Bride are really hardcore... I really like her but I've never got used to this humour/ghost stories censorship (not that she would tell me to do that, I just feel really uncomfortable when she looks at me like "Well, this is a bit scary, I won't sleep well tonight".)
Btw, if you wore the Jesus T-shirt here in the Czech Republic, many people would look pretty strange at you and my granddad would start a discussion on topic "Why are you so fucking wrong." :D



5 months ago #9168265        

as a Dane i can confirm this



5 months ago #9160833        

In America, you're either really religious, or really atheist. There's no in between.



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