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I always thought that an Anglican was a Catholic just without the commitment. Sort of Christianity Zero - all the flavor of Catholism but with zero guilt.
The biggest difference is that Anglicans don't believe in transubstantiation.

I'm disgusted with myself for even knowing that without looking it up on Google.
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Old 10.02.2016, 18:01
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I always thought that an Anglican was a Catholic just without the commitment. Sort of Christianity Zero - all the flavor of Catholism but with zero guilt.

Or is that Methodists?
I grew up in Methodist country. They gave up everything every Sunday. No ice-cream for the children. No horse riding. Not much to do at all. The men didn`t stop smoking their pipes tho`.
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Old 10.02.2016, 18:02
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I always thought that an Anglican was a Catholic just without the commitment. Sort of Christianity Zero - all the flavor of Catholism but with zero guilt.

Or is that Methodists?
Anglicans are the same as Catholics except the belief in God is optional.

Methodists are the same as Anglicans except all the other stuff is optional too.

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Old 10.02.2016, 18:10
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The biggest difference is that Anglicans don't believe in transubstantiation.

I'm disgusted with myself for even knowing that without looking it up on Google.
I`m not so sure about that even though I have given it up for Lent just to be on the safe side.
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You can play religious Top Trumps to help you work out the 'better' religions:
Freakin' genius! Where can I buy these?

In my family, we have Roman Catholics (including a priest and two nuns), Greek Orthodox, Anglican (including a retired female vicar), Jewish, Muslim, Methodist, Agnostic and Atheist.

Just need a satanist and Buddhist and we'll have a nearly a full set.

I need about 30 sets of these Top Trumps as stocking fillers

My grandparents generation argued so much about religion, that my parents generation, and everyone of us since, never raises the subject at family gatherings. Everybody knows what each other is, and we get along just fine.
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Old 10.02.2016, 18:14
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I`m not so sure about that even though I have given it up for Lent just to be on the safe side.
Eh you cheeky chops! Get back to slapping your kids and leave the poor dog alone!

(Can't believe I just said that...)
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Eh you cheeky chops! Get back to slapping your kids and leave the poor dog alone!

(Can't believe I just said that...)
I can`t. They hit back.
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Old 11.02.2016, 10:50
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Giving up paying Kirchensteuer.
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Old 11.02.2016, 12:18
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Giving up paying Kirchensteuer.
You do know you have to send in a written form for you to stop paying, otherwise I'm afraid you will still have -1% income.
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Old 11.02.2016, 12:28
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You do know you have to send in a written form for you to stop paying, otherwise I'm afraid you will still have -1% income.
Only 1%? Not if you're Catholic. It's all that Baroque art, I reckon.
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You do know you have to send in a written form for you to stop paying, otherwise I'm afraid you will still have -1% income.
In Basel it used to be 8% of the kantonalen Einkommenssteuer for the Christians and 12% for the Israelitische Gemeinde. I doubt if it has changed much. You pay your money and take your choice.
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Old 11.02.2016, 15:06
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In my family, we have Roman Catholics (including a priest and two nuns), Greek Orthodox, Anglican (including a retired female vicar), Jewish, Muslim, Methodist, Agnostic and Atheist.

Just need a satanist and Buddhist and we'll have a nearly a full set.
I can donate a Quaker and a Mormon to your mix. Note - donate, not lend. I don't want them back thanks (nothing to do with their religious choices though!!)
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Old 11.02.2016, 15:33
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I can donate a Quaker and a Mormon to your mix. Note - donate, not lend. I don't want them back thanks (nothing to do with their religious choices though!!)
Thanks but no thanks.

The family across the road from my house in the UK are Mormon. The dad used to train guys from America when they come to the UK to 'spread the word'. He always used to send them to me as a test... Git! But I found the ultimate shutdown is to tell them I'm a militant Jewish lesbian. Always sent them running back to base.
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Old 11.02.2016, 16:13
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But I found the ultimate shutdown is to tell them I'm a militant Jewish lesbian.
That can't be Kosher.
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Old 11.02.2016, 16:50
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I wil give up being nice to people on EF
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Old 11.02.2016, 18:19
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Abstinence
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Old 12.02.2016, 10:37
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'm going to give up mastur........damn! already failed at lent again.
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I'm going to give up mastur........damn! already failed at lent again.
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Old 26.02.2016, 12:55
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I'm giving up on you lot.

Since bashing newbies is frowned upon, my life lost its meaning.
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Anything else is ok but please don't leave. You will be dearly missed
You know, I think she actually has.

Any bets on how long she'll last?

I bet she keeps popping back for a sneaky peek.
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