Scandinavia and the World

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Everything is possible when you don't believe 20 10, 4:07am


I can't speak for Norway or Denmark, but I can tell you you're wrong about Sweden.

The Church of Sweden and the state separated at the turn of the Millennium 1999/2000, so no - we don't have a state religion.
And even before that the church had virtually no influence in Sweden for at least 50 years - if not longer.

The only oddity is that a remnant of old traditions exists in that the Swedish regent is required by law to adhere to the Protestant religion.
That's something that was put into law hundreds of years ago of course, when those things mattered.

We'll probably get around to change that law as well sooner or later - but for now the only Swede that's bound by law to be a member of a religious community is the regent. And specifically the Protestant religious community, at that.

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