According to majority of Pulse readers, religion is harming the country, instead of doing some good.
The poll also discovered that nine out of 10 are “completely comfortable being around people who have different religious beliefs”, while 13 percent said they immediately lose respect for someone once they find out they are religious.
Also, the survey showed that most people do not believe that religious people have the higher moral ground, while 24 percent said they believe religious people are better citizens.
I found this interesting as I thought most people believe that being religious is a good thing.
Pulse readers were asked to weigh in and to my surprise, most of you agree with the Canadians.
According to this poll, 74% agree that religion is doing more harm than good, while 25% disagreed. The minority, 1%, do not care.
I still think the people, not the religion but I guess only 25% share my opinion.
Check here to see what my colleagues had to say about this issue.
Meanwhile, World Religion News reports that students of a Catholic school in Ontario, Canada, are getting the option of opting out of religious programs and courses.
This flexibility was made possible after a student named Claudia Sorgini filed a complaint in 2016.
According to the student, she felt discriminated against when she wanted to be exempted from religious classes.
Paul Champ, the lawyer representing her, said, "We're hopeful that it will send a message to all Catholic school boards across the province that pressure to attend religious courses or activities is discrimination in publicly funded schools."
Her case was settled in May 2017.