22nd April 2012, 03:17 AM
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Manipulation Resistance Team
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Join Date: 5th February 2002
Reps: 2,621,186,194,648,402,432 (power: 2,621,186,194,648,495)
Belief in God grows as mortality nears, survey says
Belief in God is highest among older people and increases with age, perhaps due to the growing realization that death is coming closer, University of Chicago researchers said on Wednesday.
Summarizing data from surveys performed in 1991, 1998 and 2008 in 30 countries from Chile to Japan
, the university's National Opinion Research Center found that, on average, 43 percent of those aged 68 and older were certain that God exists.
- Fr. Gregory Jensen
The more I follow the online discussions ... the more I follow the debates and disagreements in the Church about administrative unity, or the concerns expressed about the moral or personal or administrative or leadership failings of the bishops or the clergy, the more I become convinced that whatever might be the truth of these concerns, ALL of this is simply a distraction. No, itís more than that. Itís a justification, an excuse, for not helping each other and those outside the Church fall in love with Jesus Christ. How easy it is to talk about everything, but about Jesus hardly at all.