Written by grimbo

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

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One of the questions in this year's Census caused a great debate in various circles before the final wording was agreed .

Census forms , which are due to go out to every household in the land at the end of March, have a question regarding religion.

Question 13 asks :

"What religion, religious denomination or body do you belong to ?"

Many groups involved in the census consultation process argued that the following questions should also have been asked :

'Have you ever felt the need to make a video that was only to be released in the event of your death ?

Do you have a photo in your house of a bearded cleric with a hook on one hand ?

Have you ever tried to fit some dynamite and primitive wiring in the heel of one of your shoes ?

Do the more traditional members in your Church refer to homosexuality, single motherhood and women in positions of power as "an abomination" ?

Does your parish priest seem to spend an inordinate amount of time preparing the choirboys for vespers ?

Did your church allegedly help ferry Nazi war criminals to South America in the years immediately following the end of the Second World War ?'

The debate on including the above questions has been deferred to 2021.

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Topics: Religion, census

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