In Ireland, where atheism is already on the rise as are godless funerals, a new study — being touted on multiple websites and by Richard Dawkins — seems to show that the percentage of young Irish atheists is pretty high, too:
A student survey has uncovered some very interesting statistics regarding Irish students and their changing attitudes towards religion.
Shockingly, while less than 60% of respondents considered themselves Catholic; the second group to top the scale were Atheists at 20%.
That’s not the only shocker: Only a third of Irish Catholic students said they believe communion wafers are the physical body of Christ. Which I thought was one of the items on the Catholic Checklist.
And there’s this:
According to the survey, students regard ‘looking good’ (5th) as being more important than ‘religious beliefs’ (6th), with friends and family topping the list of importance.
Lots of interesting stuff.
But I’m not accepting any of it yet. Neither should you.
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