Talk:Ireland, irreligion and obesity

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This article is inane! 25% of young Irish people attend weekly mass making it the second most religious country in Europe (after Poland). Anecdotally Ireland seems to have a lesser problem with obesity than say the USA or South Africa. Irishtory (talk) 16:10, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

25% is low in a country/continent where it once was considered taboo not to attend mass. Also, Ireland, culturally-speaking, is increasingly secular, considering the recent same-sex "marriage" and abortion votes. --1990'sguy (talk) 16:16, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

The church attendance rate is significantly higher among the older generation and, in particular, outside Dublin and its commuter towns. Most of the recent secularisation is due to a backlash against the Catholic church due to various scandals. In time I am sure that it will die down. Moreover the vibe I got from the article was that it was comparing Ireland to the rest of Europe *today* and finding it wanting Irishtory (talk) 16:31, 18 May 2019 (EDT)

As Ireland is becoming more nonreligious/irreligious in its younger generation, it is also getting fatter. Similarly, in the United States at the present time, the greater the degree of irreligiosity in a generation, the higher their obesity rate is.Conservative (talk) 17:49, 18 May 2019 (EDT)