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The Catholic Church is struggling all over the developed world. In the referenda on marriage equality and abortion this century the Irish strongly voted against the Church. It's the same all over. Spain? "Although a majority of Spaniards self-identify as Catholics, younger generations tend to ignore the Church's moral doctrines on issues such as pre-marital sex, homosexuality, same-sex marriage or contraception."
@slatyb Oh I know all about the issues that the Church is having right now, between the sex abuse, the decline in Mass attendance, the widespread dissent from Church teaching, and a host of others. My point is that these things will not bring an end to the Catholic Church.
Religions come and go, but in general education and economic development have lead to a decline in religious belief and participation.
this is what i was thinking
okay. but it's quite different. what could possibly be "the new addiction" for the teens? is it just that? a puff to feel calm and collected? i remember my parents being/still being adamant about their religion, yet getting is more routine...
You mean what’s going to replace it? I don’t fucking know, some other bullshit like scientology. Cattle want to follow the herd, doesn’t matter much what the herd is doing. As far as the bit about old people that is to be expected. It’s fairly well indoctrination can lead to neural atrophy to the point where the victims are physiologically incapable of thinking for themselves. It doesn’t surprise me at all that so many old people are obsessed with fairy tales to that extent.
Not the people who decided as teens that Christian dogma is just mythology.