Thursday, March 11, 2004

Christians in America 

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for this. Check out this quote:

"American Catholics make up 5% of the world's Catholic population, but they get 80% of the Catholic world's annulments."

That is insane! Also:

"In the early 1960s, about 300 declarations of nullity came from the United States each year; today that annual figure has grown to over 60,000. By any measure, that is a staggering increase."

Check out Sullivan's site for more.

Think about that-Christians are trying to ban gay marriages because of what they "do" to the institution of marriage. Yet the above statistic, to me, shows that no help is needed, that the church is helping deteriorate marriage all by itself. If marriage is so sacred, why the exorbitant number of annulments (aka-divorces)? And why such a huge number in this country, and why the drastic increase?

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