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  •  Except when they don't. (0+ / 0-)

    Instead of shooting sophistic spitwads at the opinion, why not articulate some honest objections to it?

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:03:40 PM PST

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    •  Well (0+ / 0-)

      I don't know what to say. He's simply implying they're wrong because they, presumably, have low favorability ratings. But this is actually contrary to the public opinion polls we have received, where the Holy Father, the bishops AND local parish priests are all relatively popular; far more popular than Congress, and more popular than most politicians.

      The 'honest objection' is this -- when 'Catholics' are polled, sadly, 3/4 are not practicing Catholics anymore. So why should someone that never goes to Mass, doesn't believe in the Real Presence, etc., be polled as if they matter? I wish they mattered, but it's their choice not to.

      •  Short answer. (2+ / 0-)
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        devis1, corvo

        The 3/4 you qvetch about are still counted by the RCC.

        They are not permitted to defect, and an annullment is way easier than a debaptism.

        So, if they are still counted, they still "vote".

        There.

        Ugh. --UB.

        "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of East Somalia!"

        by unclebucky on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:01:16 PM PST

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      •  sadf (0+ / 0-)
        But this is actually contrary to the public opinion polls we have received, where the Holy Father, the bishops AND local parish priests are all relatively popular; far more popular than Congress, and more popular than most politicians.
        1. Who is this "we"? Is it royal or papal?
        2. Not setting the bar terribly high, are "we"?

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 06:25:27 AM PST

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