Comments on: Euro 2008: do Catholic countries have the edge? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: philippinescath,ramirez http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-7539 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:19:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-7539 let unite catholic to not accept the allegation of protestant..we soppurt you catholic irish republican army
to fight in liberation in northern ireland..
mabuhay!!!!!!!!

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By: philippinescath, http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-7538 Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:14:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-7538 no edge for the catholic,anyone can forget if you are real royal roman catholic…..no can stop it,,until the last day,,,,,philippines is largely catholic..even the smallest
province have strong influence..
mark it your heart

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By: Sarah Cassidy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4686 Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:46:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4686 The premise is so illogical it’s painful.
There is plenty of diversity in a lot of the Euro teams. I would not think that all the French, Dutch or Swiss players were automatic Catholics. According to world statistics, the russians have about 15-20% Orthodox and 10 to 15% muslims and the swiss are 40% catholic and 35%protestant and we sure don’t know the religion of the individual players is.

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By: Iggy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4428 Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:58:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4428 The figures are wrong. The latest sensus shows that 62% of French people self-identify as Roman Catholics, not 51% (this is secular state propaganda – sorry – communication). Moreover, I doubt 92% of Spaniards are Catholics… Anyway, linking religion to performance on the pitch is an original approach but I doubt it is very relevant.

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By: berenike http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4362 Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:48:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4362 Er, perhaps it was just for fun? Vague tribal loyalty breakfast-time/beginning of work day story to create fuzzy warm feeling in breasts of Papist football fans?

Lighten up, folks :-)

(from a papist, lest you think I am being derogatory!)

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4294 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:03:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4294 Muhammed, read that sentence again please. It starts off “In Europe there are…”

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By: Muhammed http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4293 Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:45:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4293 this maths is confusing me mr editor, u said 98% of turkish 72million population are muslims. how can 98% of 72million be 15.7million????????? remember there are muslims in other european countries. these statictics are not correct Comercio!!!!!!!!!!!

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By: Comercio http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4263 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 12:12:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4263 This article is completely stupid. Soccer has nothing to do with faith. You could also analyze race, place of birth, single parent or extended family descendants and write an article.
Over all, the omission of Orthodox is even more fun: the European champion, Greece, is Orthodox. There are more orthodox in Europe than the article is citing: 58 millions.
Greece, Romania and Russia are competing teams from Orthodox countries. Russians alone are more than 58 millions.
Aside of them, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Belarus are Orthodox countries.

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By: papa bear http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4262 Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:18:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4262 as DJ said, Brazil and Argentina are pretty much 100% Catholic and rabid at that; far more than the average European Catholic. So in that sense this ‘study’ would be shown to be right, but something tells me it’s specious reasoning at best.
Germany wouldn’t enjoy the HUGE amount of success they’ve had if being ‘more Catholic’ was a straight linear measure of quality of national side.

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By: dj http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/comment-page-1/#comment-4252 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:57:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/06/13/euro-2008-do-catholic-countries-have-the-edge/#comment-4252 mmmmm… what about argentina and brazil?

FIFA ranked, 1 and 2.

oh oh. i guess Saudi Arabia will never win the World CUp

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