Thousands leave church after atheist adverts

Atheist advertisements have led to thousands of people leaving the Church of Denmark.

Between April and June, 10,000 people left the church – the highest number of registered withdrawals since 2007.

A campaign by the Danish Atheist Society is being held responsible for the number of leavers – double that recorded between January and March.

The campaign’s banner advert includes phrases such as “Why believe in a god?”, “Why should faith cost something?” and “Did Jesus and Mohammed speak with a god?”

Chairman of the society Anders Stjernholm told Politiken: “We’re pleased that Danes have taken the opportunity to express what they actually want. Read more

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