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  •  I must miss those diaries (3+ / 0-)

    honestly I do not see that as systemic.

    •  I see a lot of them (9+ / 0-)

      And it really troubles me.  I grew up Roman Catholic, and for all the church's warts I refuse to leave it.  I believe that a lot of Catholics vote Democrat because of the church's teachings on social justice.  Just the thing that guys like Glen Beck hate us for.  The hate that gets spewed here against Catholics only serves to drive us away.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

      by Dave B on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 06:44:15 AM PDT

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      •  Just how do you leave it? (0+ / 0-)

        Since the only way I know of is excommunication?  When you are baptized in your infancy you are counted as a Catholic and included in the numbers no matter that you change religions, or decide you have no religion when you are older.
           As a result of this I notice in Vermont where I live, the Catholic Churches have many fewer masses on Sundays than when I was a girl, and there are very few people in the pews when they do have them.  So where are all the Catholics???
          The numbers are suspect, I am unaware of any way to drop out and delete your number other than being excommunicated.  If you know another way I would like to hear it.
           Otherwise, non practicing Catholics, converts to other religions, and converted athiests are still counted in the Catholic total numbers.

        •  You Register with a Parish (0+ / 0-)

          My parish knows who is and who is not a member.  And they make sure and mail out offering envelopes every month & that your children get religious instruction.

          When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

          by Dave B on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 05:28:48 PM PDT

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      •  I also see a lot of them (3+ / 0-)
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        And I'm to the left of most on economic issues.  I do not object to diaries that object to the Catholic Church's interference on policy issues, i.e., the diaries that are political.  But many of the diaries have nothing whatever to do with politics and certainly nothing to do with electing Democrats like the Kennedys, Harkin, Pelosi, Kerry, Biden, and their followers.  Nope, the diaries are just an excuse to spew religious intolerance.  Were they aimed at Muslims they'd be seen for what they are.

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