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I know I will have some Americans yelling, "Not all Americans are religious!" but this comic is about stereotypes, so if you don't like stereotypes I suggest you don't read the SaTW comics.

Religion is a very private thing in the Nordic countries and not something you're supposed to tell others about, both because most people aren't religious so it would be considered rude, and also because they're such personal feelings for religious people.

So a sure way to ruin the mood is to wear a T-shirt with a religious message, or any other object that somehow show what religion you belong to, most of all because Nordics will probably be too polite to talk about it (like I said, you're not supposed to talk about religion), so it will be a huge elephant in the room and they will just sit and stare awkwardly at you, afraid they might say something that'll hurt your religious feelings. :XD:

Also, may I suggest you visit the store [link] so I can get enough money to visit USA so you can prove me wrong? ;)
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:iconwhitebunny1063:
whitebunny1063 Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Those poor Nordics.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
No wonder why Nordic countries are so advanced
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Cyberpumpkin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure we'll see some Americans wearing t-shirts that say "Je suis ♥ you" in order to be more "European sensitive".

I can totally hear people I know saying that.
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LyokoSirAaron Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, I feel like I'd get along with these people well! Whenever I see a religious t-shirt I feel the same! XD
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somercet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thanks. You've just planned my wardrobe if I ever visit Scandinavia, so I can reallly enjoy the discomfort. :P
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kirbynat Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's how *I* feel when people bring up religion, and I live in America! xD
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Gaijohn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Very interesting. And it is becoming that way in the states too. Problem is now the Atheists in America are the ones doing the whole T-Shirt wearing "God Doesn't Exist" stuff so I agree that religion should be private and personal, not mention you shouldn't shove it in people's faces.
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ufd Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Lolz okay, this is hilarious. I'll remember to keep this in mind the next time I visit any Nordic countries and want to make them feel awkward and uncomfortable :icontrollfaceplz: Just kidding. Though, this comic was still hilarious.

While not all Americans are religious, we do outwardly express our religions here. It's common that if you meet a Christian American, he/she will have at least one religious shirt or item, even a wrist band. 
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XxsoulflightxX Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
lol Iceland sparkles.
It's pretty much a giant volcano.
I THROW MY ASHES IN THE AIR SOMETIMES
SAYIN' "AYO, IMMA VOLCANO!"
sorrynotsorry
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Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, most people in the Nordic countries aren't religious? SERIOUSLY!? *starts packing furiously* THAT'S IT I'M MOVING OVER THERE! XD
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Natasel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
They are feminist though, so don't bother.
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
good reason to go over there, my mom is a woman and so is my grandmother so i am totally for feminism
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Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay I'm not even going to bother carrying on a conversation with you, I'm just going to inform you that I am a feminist and ignore you. Good day.
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TossarN Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No you don't get it. We're not ''Feminists'' or well most of us are. But we have these extreme ones that wants every man pay taxes for being men, men should be re-schooled ETC.
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ThWHiddlestoner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
so true
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Yapity Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
"what if Jesus know about all the gay sex we're having" 
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MirabelleLeaf31 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the guy with the sparkles and the helmet? 
Ohh... It's Iceland. Nice personification. -w-
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Whitelili123 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
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WithFlare Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
It's funny because of every single Scandinavian flag.
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purplepolkadots59 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So if i wore this cross necklace i got from my grandmother, would that be rude?
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love1is1the1way Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Nah... we are not that obsessed about it ;p Unless you're a politician, then you keep it at home.
We do not mind  religion, it's just that we are pretty conflict shy, and being in a multicultural society we just try to avoid it in our day to day life. Not that you won't meet bigoted arses here as well, but we try to be nice :D
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purplepolkadots59 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good to know!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
That shirt is too tame for American religitards
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MilesMcClaren Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I love how Iceland sparkles even though he is clearly uncomfortable with America wearing a religious T-shirt.
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Geniusofmath Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Now that I think about it, I don't actually personally know any religious people here in the USA. XD Maybe I'm just asocial
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MARZillao Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Weird...
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Insane-lady-24 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
SaTW is actually very similar to Hetalia in terms of stereotyping (and human-ified countries) except it's stereotypes Japanese people hold over others' (and their own) heads :D
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I honestly really like the idea of countries represented as characters based off of stereotypes from different cultures.
It's really cool.
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Insane-lady-24 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ikr!!!
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backup-character Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
they have right to be uncomfortable, look at what American Evangelicals have helped do to Uganda /shudder
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I guess it is a private and invisible thing around here to many people... I just recently found out, that my own dad believes in god and Jesus :XD:
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Clouds-On-The-Brain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I'm just wondering why Iceland is so sparkly...
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:icongeniusofmath:
Geniusofmath Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Because he's FABULOUS! *waves hands around*
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AngelDKWitch Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
most frightening is that it is true xS
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Old-Marcie1234 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I'm
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh, America... he might just think he's being nice and has no clue how unsettling he is. Or, he's being annoying on purpose!
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Divergent54 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Photographer
He's practically a teenager (which I think he is since I was told he was still a virgin - I know, shocker) Even if he's a teenager, he's pretty large, like as if he's on steroids.
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good pints. Although, I think he's meant to be an adult, but perhaps a young one.. Poor, big, non-sex-having America. You are right, however; America still acts like a kid/teen!
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aceking90 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Considering the amount of teenage and out of marriage pregnancies we have I think it is safe to say America is not a virgin.
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InfernoTornado Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
True, but I always wonder which stereo-type of America this is; we are either seen as prudes or "sluts", but there is really more of a gray area...
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AngelDKWitch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student Photographer
that's true
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PoppingBubble Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In my experience it's just the big religions like christianity, isalm etc that is a no-no to talk about. If you bring up smaller religions like nature based religions or buddhism (wich acually isn't that small) no one bats an aye. And it's really popular to wear crosses as acessoaries in sweden but no one really cares about the religious meaning X)
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veralfar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Having grown up with kids who always nastily told me "you're going to rot in Hell for [imagined transgression, like playing a Halloween-themed board game, or simply not being Christian]", I have always been enamoured of Nordic countries' approach to religion.  Lately, I really want to live in Denmark or Finland.  Ugh, an unattainable dream.  :c
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aceking90 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Where do you live now?
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jadethedestructor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I grew up in the bible belt and after expressing a Buddhist view on why I released a wasp outside instead of killing it I was lectured about how I was going straight to hell for it. :icongrellbullshitplz:
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Sp95fan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
............Wow screw those people.
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CandyTwister Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
As a Nordic atheist I agree with this 99.9999999%
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blackbloodyrose7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
In the USA, we have tons and tons of religions with the majority being Christian, catholic or Jewish. I wish we could accept the nordic trait of it being taboo to speak of it. Even our money talks about God so it must be really awkward visiting our country. Religion is kinda an issue here by making our morals differ from actual manners and it influences laws. Really wish common sense and just openmindedness would work out here but oh well. (seriously not starting a fight here!)
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CupcakeCarmen123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree fully. No fight started on my end, at least.
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:iconblackbloodyrose7:
blackbloodyrose7 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
But ooh well. The future could change for the better or worse on us depending on who leads us next
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