A new study on “innovative bereavement care service at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital” was recently conducted by Trinity College, Dublin.
The survey found that a third of people mourning a loved one turned to their family, with a quarter relying friends and one in five getting support from children.
Lower down the list, pets ranked ahead of priests and spiritual advisers, books, films and professionals.
So when things are in doubt, the priests get shafted.
I wonder why that is…Do they talk too much (compared to silent pets)? Do they say the wrong things? Do religious people simply not rely on them as much as they say they do publicly?
(Thanks to Joe for the link!)