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Poll: Catholics less likely to attend church following Cardinal O’Brien scandal

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  1. Brett Gibson 1 Apr 2013, 6:24pm

    One by one they will all abandon the church one day….

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 1 Apr 2013, 6:27pm

    Great news indeed, but not unexpected. Further decline will ensue the longer the cults remain out of touch with the people who are moving on while the diehards remain entrenched, clutching at straws and living in denial.

    Not only has O’Brien’s demise helped to speed things up, the hateful rhetoric coming from the hierarchy is turning many off altogether. Let’s hope it continues alienating.

    1. It’s called ambushed suicide.

  3. 55% see themselves as christian – but only 0.1% go to church on a regular basis and 0.00000001% don’t even know the meaning of the word transubstantiation 0.00000000000000000001% have read the bible from cover to cover. So 54.99999999999999999999999999% are total hypocrites who say they are christian because they were taught to say they are at school at a vulnerable age.

    1. you don’t have to know the definition of transubstantiation or have read the bible from cover to cover to be a christian.
      just saying.

      that’s like saying you have to be of royal blood to be a Brit.

      1. It’s not really though is it. To be a Christian you have to follow the teachings of Christ and since they’re in the bible…

        This is the reason why so many Christians seem not to behave in a most unchrist like manner, because they haven’t read the bloody book. It’s a bit like turning up to a literature exam after being too lazy to read the text and watching the Disney adaptation instead.

        1. *Seem to behave*

  4. promising results, continuing the gradual downwards theme (i misread this and thought they missed him!), fingers-crossed for free-thinking! i am shocked though, that many scots perceive themselves happiest when watching 50 mins of religious programming (god-bots need programming – or conditioning as i prefer to call it!)! i would like to posture that i have, in my own way, turned a few bodies away from organised religion… shocked, as i am, that the sheep actually know little about religion and it’s shaky foundations! hopefully in a few years, god-bots will practice their religion in private and not feel the need to ram it down everyone else’s throat.

  5. And?

    Your Point being?

    So?

    And, you want me to do what, precisely?

    Its time for something new, something fresh, modern… Getting the old fogies out of the church is the way to sort out things. Get into the 21st Century.

  6. The end of institutionalized supersticion and madness in the world. Good.

  7. Good article here on the cardinal and the Scottish Catholic Church. Seems like they are saying nothing (makes a change) and hoping it will all go away. Some hope.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/31/catholic-church-shameful-silence-mckenna

  8. Ha ha ha. I hope the old cockpig is aware of the damage he has done to his beloved cult.

  9. Meanwhile vile Bishop of Shrewsbury “Dark Mavis” (Mark Davis) utters homophobic vitriol to a church only half-full and then half-full mainly with Filipinos and Poles.

    Empty the churches.
    Empty the mosques.
    Empty the synagogues.
    Rid the world of religious hocus-pocus.

    1. Spanner1960 3 Apr 2013, 1:53am

      “Dark Mavis” LOLOL

  10. Deus caritas est 1 Apr 2013, 8:32pm

    70% of parishes in the Archdiocese have reported a 15% rise in attendance.

    1. That’s the 15% of Catholics that had already left becuase O’Brien was still cardinal. Afterall I’d expect a slight rise in the number of catholics attending from all those catholic who hated O’Brien , had long left the church becuase of him and were now relieved that O’Brien had got booted out by the Pope and the public.

    2. Well we should certainly believe what they say! After all the Catholic church never lies!

      1. Deus caritas est 1 Apr 2013, 10:45pm

        It never lies, that is correct.

        Human weakness exist all over.

        1. You lie, the Catholic Church is a mountain of lies, but we see the truth of it and reject you both.

        2. Dave North 2 Apr 2013, 9:13am

          Your brainwashing is complete.

          What a sad individual you are.

          My EX-Catholic civil partner now sees your cult for what it is.

          By default you are complicit in the cover up of child rape.

          Truly Disgusting.

  11. GingerlyColors 1 Apr 2013, 8:56pm

    There will be plenty more empty pews on Sundays as long as the Catholic Church continues to live by double standards.

    1. Deus caritas est 1 Apr 2013, 10:47pm

      Mass attendance is actually increasing across Scotland. The USA has seen a steady increase, too. All good news.

      1. The majority of Catholic MPs in the UK voted for same sex marriage, so if there is an increase of pro gay Catholics attending mass then that’s good for us becuase it means that there is greater pressure on the Catholic church to change. Most young Catholics are pro gay and pro SSM so if the Catholic church is trying to recruit them then it;s all the better for gays.

      2. http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/139575-7-startling-facts-an-up-close-look-at-church-attendance-in-america.html

        Falling.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_attendance

        Falling.

        God is not love, god does not exist. The Catholic Church however does exist but should be prosecuted out of existence.

  12. O’Brien’s lasting legacy. Well done proud, proud Keith.

  13. Spanner1960 3 Apr 2013, 1:52am

    I think this is what they call an “own goal”.

    It really is about time the Catholic church woke up and faced the grim reality that they need to get out of the 5th century and into the 21st. If they recognised contemporary life and its associated problems, they could adapt and actually serve a worthwhile cause.

    Until then, they are doomed to repeat their indiscretions and continue on a downward spiral to oblivion.

  14. And just where is Cardinal Mighty Mouth now?

    Keith.
    SALFORD

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