Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Number of Points

The New York Times: Wilson's Fourteen Points94 years ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog issued hisFourteen Points.”


Anonymous said...

I'm glad austria-hungary is dead. I'm czech and we were slaves to Austria and its catholic bigotry.

J.K. Baltzersen said...

There are Czech monarchists, and they apparently see it differently, sir.

Anonymous said...

Czechs slaves to Catholic bigotry? What religion are most Czechs? According to Wikipedia (not always the most accurate source, so I'm open to correction), the numbers break down this way: Non-religious 59%, Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, Czech Orthodox .225%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%.

So, then, nowadays at least, religious Czechs are overwhelmingly Catholic. Was it the non-religious Czechs who were persecuted by Austria? Were non-religious Austrians treated any better? If so, what was the cause of this odd behavior?

Just a few friendly questions from

Sam Starrett


The Rambling Royalist

Anonymous said...

I realized immediately after posting the above comment that my numbers did not add up. I am not sure if this is my fault or Wikipedia's. I have not been able to find accurate statistics for Czechs worldwide yet. However, a census of the Czech Republic indicates that in 1991, approx. 39.9% had no religion, 39% were Roman Catholic, 16.2%, and less than 5% belonged to other religions. (The numbers are probably rounded and do not add to 100%).

In other words, my above points mostly stand.