Tom Anderst
October 22, 2017
Tom Anderst
Senior Pastor

Reference

Amos 7:1-17

Amos 7:1-17

Have you ever been asked a strange question by someone about life in Canada?   Often these questions arise because people lack knowledge about life here.  Someone collected questions Canadians get asked.  How would you respond to them?  
1 – I have a friend living in Canada.  He lives in Toronto.  Do you know Dave Smith from Toronto? 
2 – When I insert my American bank card in the ATM, why does it give me Canadian money? 
3 – What time do they turn on the Northern Lights? 
4 – Where can I buy some totem pole seeds? 
5 - In Banff National Park, where is the park? 
6 – How do you guys keep your teeth?  I hear the cold snaps them off. 
7 – Where do you live during the winter? 
8 – If the sign says 100 kilometers, how far is it really? 
9 – How come you don’t say “eh” after every sentence? 
10 – How do you keep the glaciers white during the summer?  Do you have to paint them?  The Canadian who was asked that questions answered.  “Yes, yes we do.  It’s called job creation and it keeps many employed throughout the summer months.”
 
But I have a question today about Canada that might be a little more difficult to answer.  It concerns religion. Some countries have an official state religion.  England has the Church of England.  Saudi Arabia declares Sunni Islam as the kingdom’s religion.  Thailand declares Buddhism as its state religion.  Israel defines itself as the democratic Jewish state.  Argentina recognizes Roman Catholicism as the state religion. 
So what is the state religion of Canada?