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  •  The Roman Catholic Church has two possible (3+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard, killjoy, YsosadisticGOP

    futures.

    They will continue on the current tack of spectacular hypocrisy and moral blindness, and slowly fade from relevance, or the younger generation of bishops will decide to join the current century and make some reforms to modernize the Church.

    Me, I think they're going for #1.

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    by coquiero on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 01:53:46 PM PDT

    •  Or, as I see it (3+ / 0-)
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      they'll continue to look for the ultra-righties coming through the ranks, and hope that any of the old VII guys left die off without a legacy.

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      by marykk on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 02:09:47 PM PDT

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    •  They're betting on the Third World (2+ / 0-)
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      coquiero, YsosadisticGOP

      as a haven of sorts from the "temporary" calamity they are in in the First World and is forming in the Second (ex-Communist Europe).

      It has been pointed out that the Churches that have been do modernizations in the West, such as the Anglicans and Lutherans, are also in decline.  

      It may be that the organized religions only thrive in Agrarian Age and Industrial Age social contexts.

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