what? denmark and norway are two of the least populated countries in northern europe, and are very far on the peripheries of political, economic, and cultural power. to claim that northern europe is characterised by state-aligned protestant churches is ignorant in the extreme. there are 6 million people in denmark, 62.9% of whom identify as protestant. there are about 5 million people in norway, 70% of whom identify as lutheran. how are you gonna say that swings 'half of northern europe' into state-aligned protestant religion? VERY fucking hot take, macbeth. belgium alone has about as many catholics as those countries have protestants.
you'd think when discussing northern europe and protestantism that you'd pay most attention to germany, you know, the birth-place of the reformation and the main power in northern europe by an order of magnitude. a country of 83 million people, not 6 million protestants in denmark and norway.
as i said in my original post, the only really explicitly political protestant church in europe was the church of england, aka anglicanism, which is now one of the mildest and least worshipful/observant religions in the world. most fucking british people are classed as 'church of england' on their birth certificate and only ever trouble a church for baptisms, weddings and funerals. it is basically secular christianity and not at all comparable to american protestant churches with active congregations.
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