Every religion changes from time to time.

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JW unrelated, but corresponds to the thread title.
Catholic church rapidly disappearing from Netherlands, archbishop says

The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander.

According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5 to 6 percent. And fewer and fewer people support their church financially.

Officially the Netherlands has 3.5 million Catholic residents, but the vast majority of them never go to church, the Archbishop said. On average 173,500 people attend a Catholic church over the weekend, according to figures from the Nijmegen institute Kaski. "The church is not closed by people who are still coming or by me, but by those who stay away and do not contribute anymore", Eijk said to the newspaper.

One big problem is the high maintenance costs of the large, monumental churches. Keeping them open is becoming unaffordable.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/09/14/catholic- ... ishop-says

Won't cry about that, but see also: https://nltimes.nl/2018/09/04/growing-g ... ety-report
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 pm But only Jehovah's Witnesses have doctrines with definite expiration dates.

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BTW, that looks like Ron Jeremy/Rob Lister :D
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Hell doesn't exist anymore, Pyrrho. Didn't you get the memo?
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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A rare day on Twatter that is filled with intelligent comment.
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