Is the clock ticking on Dutch Christianity?

Expatica comments on this statement of Jan Peter Balkenende, Dutch prime minister,: “I think you can no longer say that the Netherlands is still a Christian nation in the way we knew it to be in the past. But even if no one goes to church any more this doesn’t mean you have washed away the Christian roots just like that. In that sense we remain a Christian land.”

Expatica asks the very simple question the NRC did not ask: “What does Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende mean when he says the Netherlands will remain a Christian country even if everybody stops going to church?”