John M. Becker

American Pastor Can't Even Handle How Secular Scandinavia Is

Filed By John M. Becker | November 09, 2014 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: atheism, cultural differences, Denmark, Norway, religion-based bigotry, Scandinavia, Sweden

All right, folks, here's your video of the day -- and it's fabulous.

Spotted this on Facebook yesterday, via Addicting Info:

A Georgia-based pastor had his mind blown when he took a recent trip to Scandinavia and discovered, to his horror, that nobody hated gay people or believed God created the Earth in a week.

Pastor Marty McLain, who describes his religious belief as deriving from a literal interpretation of the Bible, was given the opportunity to see how secular Scandinavia is by a documentary series called The Norden. The concept is simple: find narrow-minded Americans and throw them into countries like Norway, Sweden and Denmark and watch them have panic attacks. It actually sounds like a lot of fun.

McLain wanted to use his time in the north to explore how Scandinavians worship God. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that most of them don't.

Watch:

I've just found another excerpt from The Norden, about different cultural approaches to incarceration. I'm watching it now; it's fascinating. Check it out, after the break.

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