“I hope they speak Norwegian in hell!”

Via elephant journal
on Sep 22, 2010
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Secularism: the cause of crime, immorality and war.

With thanks for the tip to Michael S, by way of Tod Brilliant.

Here are some of the surveys the author may have based his strip on:


Relephant bonus:

“We need to understand the inadequacy of an educational system so slanted towards material values. The solution is not to give an occasional lecture, but to integrate ethics into the educational curriculum. To do this effectively requires a secular ethics, free of religious influence, based on common sense, a realistic view and scientific findings.” ~ Dalai Lama


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72 Responses to ““I hope they speak Norwegian in hell!””

  1. kåre kråkert says:

    They DO speak Norwegian in Hell… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Norway

  2. Erik Meier Carlsen says:

    Dear friends, I think there is much confusion about christianity in Norway here. Norway is a deeply religious country – like Denmatrk where I live. My Grandmother is from Norway and my eldest son lives there. In a serious Wikipidia article they write: "Christianity is the largest religion in Norway. Norway has historically been called a Christian country, but according to the most recent Eurobarometer Poll 2005,[1] only 32% of the Norwegian population say they believe there is a God. A majority of the population are members of the Church of Norway. Many Norwegians are secular; while 70% of the population say they have a faith, only 32% practice their respective faith." Like in Denmark the vast majority of the population are members ofr the Christian Church ( in Denmark around 80 %), and the vast majority say they have "faith", allthough many are in doubt about the idea of a God in classic understanding. Norway's very impressive economical datas can partly be explained by the very rich Norwegian oil-felts in the Northsea.

  3. phumphf says:

    Perhaps an atheist country, but (along with fellow Nordic countries) covering their flag with a cross — however sideways the crosses may be.

  4. ash says:

    There is a place (town) in Norway called 'Hell'. There is a place in Oslo called 'Helsfyr' meaning the fire of Hell. 🙁

  5. Queenofnorway says:

    Yup, we are a nation of atheists, but that is not why norwegians are a happy and peaceful people. It´s because we have a lot of oil. Rich people don´t have too many reasons to be miserable and mean.

  6. marthe says:

    dårlig humør eller? rull inn puppen da mannXP

    hilsen atteist:)

  7. Norwegian agnostic says:

    It's funny to read all these comments. Most people try to either squeeze in as much facts as possible about our little country as possible, or say that hell is near Trondheim. Well who the fuck cares anyway?
    I love my little stupid country, it's certainly better than "big brother" America.

  8. Per says:

    Nope, this is incorrect.
    The constitution of Norway, from may 1814 (the second oldest in the world still in effect, after the US) still states thar Evagelical-Lutheran christendom is the countrys religion, and the king and at least half of the cabinet memnbers must be Evagelical-Lutheran christians….

  9. love this, funny and cute and 'for real'!

  10. Santos says:

    I’m Norwegian, and i really don’t think we’re the most peaceful country at all. Who bombed Libya? Norway did! Who makes the ammunition used in Afghanistan and Iraq(and elsewhere)? Norway DO! Norway is a Freemason safe haven, All the police bosses in the biggest cites in Norway, all the media bosses(I call them “bosses” because they are a modern mafia), and lots of others like our prime minister, Stoltenberg, and our prince, Håkon, who has been to Builderberg meetings. And our sky is full of chemtrails from NATO geo-engineering. We’re actually in just as much shit as the US… still a funny comic though, as it is ironic… 🙂

    When the power of love
    overcomes the love of power,
    the world will know peace.
    – Jimi Hendrix

  11. Factfinder says:

    The article from Aftenposten states that 34% calls themself Atheists. How did you get from that to over 70%?

  12. Theresa says:

    Hey – you shouldn't forget that that boy Russell is maybe only 8 years old, and cannot be expected to know everything!

  13. mizbiz says:

    i love reading these comments! lots of norwegians commenting on elephantjournal. sheeez, i thought i was the only norwegian reading this blog. anyways, norway, with all her flaws and shortcomings, surely beats most other countries if you're poor, have health issues, and not much of a safety net. by no means perfect, but most def one of the countries in the world where class matters the least. not to the point of being a true meritocracy, but for sure a whole lot less than say USA.

  14. chris says:

    about this norwegians being christians and all, we just ended the connections between the church and the government, also since 1980s 35% of the christian people stopped believing, more or less you see maybe 5-10 people in a church on christmas and most of them are old or polish.

    norway is officially not a christian land anymore, and may i add, THANKS FOR NOT BEING A CHRISTIAN LAND!!!

  15. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thanks , I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your website?

  16. Harold says:

    The majority of the worlds population is not Christian. I think that is something bible thumpers need to think about.

  17. Norskneil says:

    Ditto-Praise the Lord we are not all like Norway! Go USA! Well I live in heaven in Arizona in the winter and Minnesota in the summer but worship my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in both places.

  18. Val says:

    The funny thing is when they DO speak Norwegian in Hell. Hell is a place in Norway, and yes, they DO have internet connection.

  19. Roger Abel says:

    Well, I LIVE here in Norway, and we have about 10-12% atheists/humanists in norway… NOT 70%!!! That cartoonpropaganda is selling you a lie. The Norwegian Church has about 75% of Norways population as members, which are baptised and confirmated… The rest of the population is spread over other religions and atheism with about 10%. It's interesting how atheism/socialism use LIES in their struggle to defeat religion… Atheism/humanism in Norway is rater hostile to the Norwegian Church, and tries to downplay its role… in the name of Science it seems. But the atheists also believe… in them selves, humanity and science -and as long as we still DO NOT KNOW some of the most fundamental forces in physics(there's about 11 Nobelprices waiting for those who figure it out), even the atheists has their share of belief 😉 Despite the humanism movement was started by a christian, today you can not be a humanist member in Norway and also have a church membership… 😮

  20. Roger Abel says:

    That is NOT quite right Chris… Time to actually READ the Norwagian constitution??? http://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/1814-05-17#KAPI

    …And you don't need to go far from downtown Oslo to find churches with a lot more visitors the whole year around…but if you insist on seeing ONLY what you want to…

  21. osolheim says:

    Its not 70 % its 14 % and its not the most peaceful as its more a ware nation, and the unemployment is 3,6 % not below 2.

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