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Old Today, 02:00 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Thermal View Post
I would venture that many did, intellectually, but cling to the tradition from a sense of community and family

Oh yes I can see this as often being the case. It is something of a common joke that one cannot get out of being a Catholic - the Worlds stickiest religion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdolFXcNAH4

Being an atheist is no impediment to continued life as a Catholic.
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Really? "I was raised with only normal/rational beliefs."

"My beliefs are normal rational, you other people have unnormal irrational beliefs."

I was raised to use logic.
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You know, I was going to reply that none of the above really addressed the core question of the OP:


But upon reflection, I think that taken as a whole, it actually does.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by The Big Dog View Post
Colored and embiggegened for you edification
Yeah, you'll note I quoted it as a part of your overall answer.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
Yeah, you'll note I quoted it as a part of your overall answer.
Yeah, I thought it was totally weird you missed it
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Originally Posted by The Big Dog View Post
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Brings me back to my childhood days and playground arguments. He who shouted it out loudest and most often sort of won the argument. Now what was it we were saying about growing up?
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Catholic. Was an altar boy, went to catholic schools with priests and nuns among my relatives. Lasted until I was about 12.

All of my children were raised without religion.
This is me almost exactly, except I clung to the last vestiges of my faith until I was about 19ish. Altar boy, readings, usher . . . Other than Santa and Catholicism, I was raised to be a pretty independent thinker. Encouraged to read alot, ask questions and form my own conclusions. Mom was the Catholic; Dad was nominally Baptist but had no interest in anything but lip service to religious ideas -he was much more practical and down-to-earth about such things.
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I think my wife would understand if the kids didn't get married in the church, but her parents would be less understanding.

If I hadn't had a Jewish wedding, I'm fairly certain my parents would have ripped their garments and covered the mirrors.

Strangely, my sister was married in a small, secular ceremony at my parents' house. It was done in order to help secure her husband's visa status. Several months later, she had a huge Jewish wedding which everybody (including all my grandparents who'd been to the real wedding) just pretended was real.

ETA: Technically, it was real in that it was a real, religious ceremony. Before that, she wasn't officially married as far as Jewish authority goes. However, since there is no central jewish authority, there's nobody to keep track of any of it so it doesn't actually matter.
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