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Old 07-14-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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When I was a child growing in the Bronx, I thought there were only two religions Catholic and Jewish.
A Jewish coworker of mine said exactly the same thing. She grew up in Brooklyn.

She always thought that Abraham Lincoln was Jewish because of his first name and the big black hat.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:44 AM
 
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I think for most of NY's Catholics and Jews, it is a cultural thing. Few of them actually worship on a regular basis.

Most alleged "WASPs" I've encountered in NYC are actually WASAAs.

White anglo-saxon agnostics or atheists.

Perhaps they should be called "WASAAPS".
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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I was raised Lutheran. I refer to Lutherans as rebel Catholics. We're basically Catholics without all the bells and whistles. At least that's how I've come to perceive it. Although, rebel Catholics may be the wrong term the more I think about it, we're probably more like fallen Catholics.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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I was raised Lutheran. I refer to Lutherans as rebel Catholics. We're basically Catholics without all the bells and whistles. At least that's how I've come to perceive it. Although, rebel Catholics may be the wrong term the more I think about it, we're probably more like fallen Catholics.
One could say the same about protestants in general.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Catholics are generally poor. I wish not I was born into a catholic family.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I was raised Lutheran. I refer to Lutherans as rebel Catholics.
Catholics refer to you with the sweet term "heretics."
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:29 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Just wondering but new york religion wise strikes me more as a catholic and jewish city would it be accurate to say protestantism would be comparatively a minority religion in the city or is that off base?
Is it that difficult to look the demographics?

Anyway, non-Catholic Christians as of 2001 makeup roughly 34%: Catholics 68%; Jewish 9%

So, despite stereotypes and prejudices, NYC is firmly Christian, and indeed a majority Catholic. While Jewish are a large minority.

Demographics of New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Large number of AA who are primarily protestants as well as wasps and Anglo Caribbeans who reside in the city. I do agree faith wise for sometime nyc has beeen primarily Jewish and Roman Catholic. I was raised RC but not profess athiesm. Freedom at last.
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I'm not the OP but thank you for the link. Sure proves the OP's point that Catholics and Jews tend to dominate in the city.
Do you people need a calculator????

Using the article in the link provided by BinxBolling, the Jewish population is stated as 11.2%.

Is that dominating? Is it a majority?

No and no!

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:41 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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A Jewish coworker of mine said exactly the same thing. She grew up in Brooklyn.

She always thought that Abraham Lincoln was Jewish because of his first name and the big black hat.
The level of unnecessary stupidity in this world is incredible!!!

For anyone to think that show a whole level of misunderstand of American heritage!!!

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Catholics are generally poor. I wish not I was born into a catholic family.
And the voluntary ignorance continues.

NO! WHERE do you get these ideas???

You just grew up in a poor and largely ignorant environment, and you have let it define you and your knowledge.

How do you expect to get a job and income commensurate with your alleged Degree if you do not widen your scope and open your mind.

Imagine, you go on an interview, and say something like that! It belies the reality that despite your college education, there is a HUGE gap in real knowledge, and it questions your capability to evaluate and gather information.

Kinda explains how Transplants with allegedly lessor education can live in a building where you hold the doors.

Harsh, but necessary.

Fulfill your potential.

Change!

[The thought above is based upon your personal comments, whinnings, and statements.]
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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A refresher for those who might be unaware of the origins of Protestantism. Virtually, if not literally, all non-Catholic Christians are Protestant in origin. Martin Luther 'nailed' the Catholic Church and began the splits:

Protestant Reformation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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