"I have been forced to pray and attend mass both during my school years and my mandatory military service."
ahahahah, what a shitload of crap.
first of all you can skip all of those.
nobody , who is non-christian is forced by the school to go to church, you can even skip the 1 hour of the corresponding lesson ,as the school only suggests that for those 2-3 important religious occasions the school will go to church, but you can skip it and go straight to school.
Secondly, you can always, even at the school and also at the army, declare that you are not a christian so you will avoid all those.
The bottom line is that the religion is attached to the government, not because everybody is crazy about the religion, but because during the 400 years that the ottomans where in greece, church was one of the few things that supported people, educated children (not talking about ) and helped people to sustain their identity and language.
I would like also to comment on the article. That guy, who said that he is/was unemployed by that time, he made a facebook page to make fun of people that are more religious than others.
First of all, everybody has the right to believe what he/she wants and noone has the right to insult him in any way even if it's the most stupid thing that a man can make up.
Secondly, if you consider yourself to have IQ greater than 50, you are supposed to be productive, consider your future, make your life better and so forth. For me it is completely stupid to bash other people for their weaknesses which one of them is religion.
The Greek media work in a way that if you say anything against illegal immigrants, or Muslims or everybody else except Greeks and Greek reality then you are a fascist, racist and a Nazi. It's a trend actually to bash greeks and anything that involves them.
What is the story really about?
An immature guy, at his late 20's, who thinks that he is making his balls bigger by bashing people on facebook.
Like there wasn't already enough stupidity on the internet!