Turtles all the way down

Ireland losing faith faster than most countries as only 47pc say they are religious

Posted by doctore0 on August 8, 2012

Who wants to be the last Christosaur hehe; One has to be seriously brainwashed/stupid.. to be religious in this day and age. Magic man is fake, obvious!

Me loved the lard a long time, but not anymore

THE scale of the crisis facing the church in Ireland is laid bare today in a stark survey which reveals that religious faith is plummeting.

Irish people are abandoning religion faster than almost every other country worldwide, the massive global survey on faith reveals.

Only Vietnam has seen a bigger drop in people declaring themselves to be religious over the past seven years, a period when the Catholic Church in Ireland has been rocked by sex-abuse scandals and a crisis of leadership.

Red C interviewed more than 51,000 people worldwide, including just over 1,000 people in Ireland.

An overwhelming 69pc of Irish people declared themselves to be “a religious person” in the last survey conducted in 2005, but this has now plummeted to 47pc.

Last night the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, said the results of the global index required “closer critical reading” but he acknowledged that it highlighted the challenges facing the Catholic faith in a changing Ireland.
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