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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.
    The balance between Good and Evil is something that has been observed since ancient times

    - there was Life and the study of it

    - before the Internet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorblade View Post
    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.
    Its not Catholicism that is losing the most [in relative terms anyway] going on these figures
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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.
    We've evolved? What's your baseline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    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?
    I'm no expert in this, but I understand that Eastern European Jews are, like the indigenous population, almost entirely Ashkenazi.

    The differences come down to religion, whether the person is Reform, Conservative, Orthodox or non-practising. The synagogue in Cork was technically Orthodox, which wouldn't be the most common denomination (e.g. only 10% of America's largely Ashkenazi population is Orthodox). What I don't know is whether a Reformist Jew would prefer to not go to synagogue than attend an Orthodox one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half Nelson View Post
    We've evolved? What's your baseline?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    Its not Catholicism that is losing the most [in relative terms anyway] going on these figures
    Is there an element of splitting hairs there, in that the fall off in actual bodies is significantly larger amongst catholics.

    Why do you think that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Is there an element of splitting hairs there, in that the fall off in actual bodies is significantly larger amongst catholics.

    Why do you think that is?

    No splitting of hairs at all

    Because in numbers Catholics are still the largest Religion by far

    In relative terms they are losing far less

    - than the Others....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Nal View Post
    Giselle
    So your post was rubbish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpast View Post
    No splitting of hairs at all

    Because in numbers Catholics are still the largest Religion by far

    In relative terms they are losing far less

    - than the Others....
    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my question, my fault! Why do you think that some people who formerly ticked the catholic box, but now don't?

    Is it just confirmation of a situation that existed anyway, is there pressure from society/family/friends etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casablanca View Post
    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my question, my fault! Why do you think that some people who formerly ticked the catholic box, but now don't?

    Is it just confirmation of a situation that existed anyway, is there pressure from society/family/friends etc?
    How could I possibly know the answer to that?

    All kinds of reasons I should imagine....
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