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post #200 of (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 2013, 02:59 AM
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Re: New Pope Francis!

Originally Posted by *JR* View Post
Ah, its all about socialization. One grows up in a family that practices "X religion" (or even just marries into one) they start parroting the "we're X" stuff; especially in "mono-religious" countries, cities, even neighbourhoods. Doesn't mean they actually believe the dogma, hence terms like "Cafeteria Catholics".

The religions accept this for 3 reasons (in no particular order here).

1) Getting to say they "speak for" however many millions, even 1B plus.
2) The revenue from weddings, funerals, baptisms, confirmations, Bar/Bat Mitzvah's....
3) The hope that in another generation or two, the kids or grandkids will redisover "their" religion.

BTW, I totally second what others have posted ITT, that the "Jesus thread" should not be closed. (Err, "God knows" I had some excellent metaphysical posts there).
Dude, you're the one who runs around getting posts deleted, threads closed, and people suspended. You're really one to talk.

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