The shock-rock star was brought up as a pastor’s kid. But his later stage shows, which featured electric chairs, fake blood and snakes were designed to shock. In the 1970s Cooper became addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Statistics show a rise in the number of people who hold no religion. For Australia, an official tally shows a steady rise every 10 years. Nat Geo reports that “the religiously unaffiliated, called “nones,” are now”¦ the second largest group in North America and most of Europe.