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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
 


1034 Comments:
 
18 days ago #9307649        

@thedanishme Same here, glory to Valhalla



Swiiden

12 M
20 days ago #9306067        

So true...



22 days ago #9304882        

actually, i dont give a shit about other religions than nordic-pagan



2 months ago #9277972        

Yeah, and after those Muhammed drawings, I don't think any danes will want to talk about Islam in front of Muslims again...
Forget I said anything!



2 months ago #9275744        

I would do my utmost best to ignore the shirt. And I know I would still fail at acting normal. Incredibly awkward. :D

Someone stole the idea, the poor man didn't know where he was heading.. : https://richarddawkins.net/2014/11/american-bible-thumper-travels-to-scandinavia-freaks-out-after-discovering-how-secular-they-are/



4 months 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

20 M
4 months 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.



5 months ago #9240648        

No one will ever understand how awkward it actually is.



5 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!



7 months ago #9189813        

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



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