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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    I doubt the Muslim population thinks like that.
    No but they musnt be allowed to shove their beliefs down anyone elses throat, practise your religion in private dont force it onto the rest of society unfortunately they and some other extreme religious groupings dont seem to be capable of doing that.
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    MODS:

    The thread referenced above was based on Preliminary Results in July 2016

    Mine is based on the CSO's final figures and is being reported on throughout print and broadcast media today.
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    The Jewish population has been rising since the late 90s. The main cause is immigration from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary.

    However, a lot of the increase comes from people who are ethnically Jewish, but not practising. So while there has apparently been an increase in the Jewish populationin Cork from 57 in th 90s to 172 nowadays, the synagogue still had to close last year because they couldn't get 10 male members together for a service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    Who cares religion is a load of nonsense which should be discarded into the dustbin, thankfully more and more people are starting to see through such nonsense.
    Why do you think that is happening now rather than 10/20 years ago?
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    The Jewish population has been rising since the late 90s. The main cause is immigration from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary.

    However, a lot of the increase comes from people who are ethnically Jewish, but not practising. So while there has apparently been an increase in the Jewish populationin Cork from 57 in th 90s to 172 nowadays, the synagogue still had to close last year because they couldn't get 10 male members together for a service.
    This is true. Are the Eastern European Jews (which after all, is where most Irish Jews originally came from to escape persecution) different in their practices from other Jews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Why do you think that is happening now rather than 10/20 years ago?
    Because with the amount of evil shít thats happened in that period, visible globally with the internet, its impossible for God as we know it to exist. No entity is that evil.

    Also, basic evolution. As we evolve, nonsense gets ignored. Like legs on blue whales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Why do you think that is happening now rather than 10/20 years ago?
    Schools, inertia, ennui, fear even............is why it didn't happen 10 years or so ago.

    Paedophilia, paedophile defence, educate together schools and a certain unattractiveness about the rcc schtick means its a declining interest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    The Jewish population has been rising since the late 90s. The main cause is immigration from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, particularly Hungary.

    However, a lot of the increase comes from people who are ethnically Jewish, but not practising. So while there has apparently been an increase in the Jewish populationin Cork from 57 in th 90s to 172 nowadays, the synagogue still had to close last year because they couldn't get 10 male members together for a service.
    Or maybe the CSO are talking through their Hat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nal View Post
    Because with the amount of evil shít thats happened in that period, visible globally with the internet, its impossible for God as we know it to exist. No entity is that evil.

    Also, basic evolution. As we evolve, nonsense gets ignored. Like legs on blue whales.
    Interesting, and I think a lot of people would agree with you. I'm still not sure that the people who marked "no religion" this time around didn't always feel that way, but just didn't have the courage to say it previously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Why do you think that is happening now rather than 10/20 years ago?
    I suppose a lot of it was to do with the hangover of the RCC and people were still quite unwilling to admit to not having any religion now people are more upfront about admitting to not having a religion where previously it was seen to be something that you would be ashamed to admit because of the power and influence of the church, thats my take on it anyway.
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