By Rod Anderson , CP Cartoonist
October 22, 2016|10:47 am

Sweden's Atheist Cemetery

Sweden, sometimes referred to as the "least religious nation in the western world," is opening up its first ever atheist cemetery, which is devoid of any and all religious symbols.

The Local reported on Wednesday that the graveyard is opening in Borlänge in central Sweden, and was prompted by the idea of local teacher Josef Erdem.

"There's a place on this earth for everybody and we shouldn't be limited in how we choose to live or how we choose to be buried," Erdem said.

The cemetery is not only for atheists, as it would accept religious people to be buried there too, as long as they agree beforehand to forgo religious symbols on their graves.