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German churches lose 430,000 Catholic and Protestant members in 2018
[DW] The Catholic and Protestant churches both lost over 200,000 members last year. The losses have hit the churches hard, as members of both churches pay up to 9% of their taxable income as church taxes.
Posted by:trailing wife

#8  "as members of both churches pay up to 9% of their taxable income as church taxes."

Go figure
Posted by: European Conservative   2019-07-21 21:17  

#7  They'll all bow down to Mecca soon enough.
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2019-07-21 16:27  

#6  Religion is best when carried in the heart rather than worn on the sleeve. Being that you can lose your job over public displays of religion Christianity these days internalizing it is now a survival tactic too.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-07-21 15:27  

#5  @SteveS,

They tried and failed to appeal to them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-07-21 15:08  

#4  They have managed to appeal to everyone except people who want an actual church.
Posted by: SteveS   2019-07-21 13:25  

#3  When there's more mention of Marx than Jesus that happens.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-07-21 11:23  

#2  Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are the modern church that they worship at...
Posted by: magpie   2019-07-21 09:37  

#1  Liberalism in the church not based on fundamental interpretation of scripture, aka "inclusion" which ironically leads to fewer members. If your theology is secular, why even bother going.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310   2019-07-21 01:05