Danish Atheists Are Helping People Avoid Paying a Church Tax; Religious Leaders Are Freaking Out

In Denmark, a portion of your taxes automatically go to the Evangelical Lutheran Church… unless you choose to opt out of it. But that requires paperwork, which most atheists don’t know about or don’t do. It’s like escaping the Mormon Church — a lot of people who are no longer part of it just don’t want to deal with the hassle of making it official.

Enter the Ateistisk Selskab (the Danish Atheist Society). They set up a website to streamline the whole process. Just tell them some personal information, they’ll fill out the form for you, you send an email to your local church office, and that’s it!


The best part about the website? It’s having an effect.