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Damned Catholics
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Catholic Church Is Dying

Quote:"How many are leaving? The short answer is: a lot," the bishop said, noting the sobering statistic he said many in the room probably were aware of -- that 50% of Catholics 30 years old and younger have left the church.

"Half the kids that we baptized and confirmed in the last 30 years are now ex-Catholics or unaffiliated," he said, and "one out of six millennials in the U.S. is now a former Catholic."

Another statistic that particularly affects him is this: "For every one person joining our church today, 6.45 are leaving" and most are leaving at young ages, primarily before age 23. The median age of those who leave is 13.

 "Where are they going?" he asked, and in response to his own question, he again gave a short answer: They're "becoming nones" although some, in much smaller percentages, join other mainstream religions or evangelical churches.

Bishop Barron said church leaders don't need to speculate about why people are leaving because there are plenty of studies and surveys that answer this. The No. 1 reason, he said, is that they simply no longer believe the church's teachings, primarily its doctrinal beliefs.

In his opinion, he said, this is "a bitter fruit of the dumbing-down of our faith" as it has been presented in catechesis and apologetics.

Other reasons he said young people are leaving have to do with relativism, science and the church's teachings on sexuality.

https://detroitcatholic.com/news/carol-z...arron-says
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Catholic priest sends man to Hell on live cable TV because of a joke



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The true religion is Islam
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(June 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm)soldierofGod Wrote: The true religion is Islam

Which is why it’s even younger than Christianity.

The only true religion in the world was invented by Uff the Caveman in 37,014 BCE and involved a round stone, a Sabre tooth cat, and a magic mushroom...
Sanity adjacent.


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(June 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm)soldierofGod Wrote: The true religion is Islam

I put islam as being less likely to be true than scientology and I think scientology is nuts.



You can fix ignorance, you can't fix stupid.

Tinkety Tonk and down with the Nazis.




 








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(June 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(June 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm)soldierofGod Wrote: The true religion is Islam

Which is why it’s even younger than Christianity.

The only true religion in the world was invented by Uff the Caveman in 37,014 BCE and involved a round stone, a Sabre tooth cat, and a magic mushroom...

First case of taking the lord's name in vain, eh? Smashed finger from the stone or bit by the cat?
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
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(June 27, 2019 at 3:52 pm)Fireball Wrote:
(June 27, 2019 at 1:34 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Which is why it’s even younger than Christianity.

The only true religion in the world was invented by Uff the Caveman in 37,014 BCE and involved a round stone, a Sabre tooth cat, and a magic mushroom...

First case of taking the lord's name in vain, eh? Smashed finger from the stone or bit by the cat?

He apparently swore he was run over by a Sabre cat riding a round stone when he visited an island looking for mushrooms.

He was the first Uff Witness and went from cave to cave telling people about it.

The rest of the Uff Witnesses were people who saw Uff being thrown off a cliff for waking people up on their days off.
Sanity adjacent.


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I'm sitting here now in Uffish thought.
I never thought I'd live long enough to become a grumpy old bastard. Here I am, killing it!
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(June 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm)soldierofGod Wrote: The true religion is Islam

Dude, stop lying. The real religion will be revealed in 5300 years. Until then people are doomed to death and even then in 5300 years, after the real religion is revealed, those that will not believe will be punished by holding their fingers in the electric socket for eternity in the God's house while believers will be allowed to watch TV and play in the backyard of God's house and eat ice cream, while non believers will have only broccoli to eat.

but back to the post where priest sends a man to hell because of a joke. I mean what kind of theology is that? I mean imagine if someone "sent" you to Auschwitz. This priest wouldn't say that and yet Hell is supposed to be worse. So this priest obviously doesn't take heaven and hell seriously when he is saying that. Meaning he's not really a believer. He knows it's all bullshit.
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Jesus says if you break a law, you will be called least in heaven. Meaning you're still going to heaven. I don't know where people get the idea that some little infraction will send you to hell. The bible disagrees with that,
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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