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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:


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24th March 2012
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6 years ago #9369971        
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Just having a modest little cross around your neck or a star of David or whatever is fine, but a T-shirt is just so in-your-face and obvious that it's sure to make people uncomfortable, 'cause let's be honest, you can wear a cross around your neck without being ultra religious, but you don't typically wear a T-shirt with a religious message unless you're VERY religious.

6 years ago #9408223        
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if u come into my home with any type of religious t-shirt I WILL hurt your feelings.


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6 years ago #9381290        
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Would rather be loved by Jesus than Russia. . . . Russia tends to invade what it loves.


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3 years ago #9759303        
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Someone in my class once read "God is always watching" somewhere and her reaction was "God is such a pervert"

3 years ago #9748035        
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I'm fascinated that so many of my fellow Americans aren't commenting on this. Just an FYI, that t-shirt would make a lot of Americans uncomfortable, even the ones that identify as Christian. We've become so overexposed to people who shove their Christianity in everyone's faces with no regard to their audience that it's becoming a kind of symbol of a "bad" or "fake" Christian. So, if you're wearing anything more than a discreet crucifix necklace, you're quickly, quietly judged as someone who's probably never read the entire Bible and is an all-around bigot.


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5 years ago #9463000        
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Hm, makes me feel awkward walking around in my blue shirt with a big ol golden cross on it... Oh wait...

2 years ago #9818237        
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I wish that was true in America.

3 years ago #9755726        
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... I want to move to Norway now. I grew up in Kentucky and people are bonkers about their religion around here.

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4 years ago #9725377        
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Confusion about this from the outside would be very understandable. After all, you guys are all wearing crosses. ;)

5 years ago #9591827        
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Even Finland looks uncomfortable

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