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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 10, 2008

BBC news offers a Q&A primer on the Anglican crisis, for the benefit of people who might be confused by the spectacle of people taking religious seriously. BBC provides the reassuring message that comfortable British secularists need not worry too much about all the ruckus.

Still, it might be interesting to keep track of the debate as to which Anglicans represent the "true church," BBC allows.

The traditionalists, though, are often from the richer parishes, and so might expect to wield a disproportionate influence in the fight to be accepted as the true Church.

Ah. They're rich, and that's why people pay attention to them. Got it? So you don't need to listen to their arguments.

Leaving aside the question of whether you can discover the "true church" be comparing parish bank accounts, why is it, do you suppose, that the traditionalist parishes tend to be richer? This is just a hypothesis, mind you, but maybe it's because the traditionalist parishes, unlike the liberal ones, actually have people in the pew, willing to contribute.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 10, 2008 1:49 PM ET USA

    Makes me wonder what the statistics say about the difference between how much the average conservative Catholic gives vs. the average liberal Catholic. And also conservative parishes vs. liberal parishes. Please round to the nearest hundred: 100% more? 200% more? 300% more? Possibly over 1000% more?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 10, 2008 11:22 AM ET USA

    It's the same with the Catholic Church here in America, but one wonders if the Kennedy's, Kerry, Pelossi, Cuomo, Bill Richardson, and other so called catholics (very rich by the way) contribute to their parish or church. Of course if you only go to mass every other election campaign year, chances are you don't, but Bishops like liberals any way so...

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