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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    By the way, I wonder about "small", the first word in the paragraph that follows Aurelie's paragraph. This is a quote from it: Small wonder that Father Claude- and his fellow clergymen across Europe- are worried. Judging by the stastistics of people at prayer, Europe is a post-cristian continent.

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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    Someone (probably the reporter) may have asked her, "What about God in your marriage or life?"

    And she answered, "God? That's for the day of marriage."

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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    I have a better question: did you come here for god?

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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    The aim of this story is to show how some people living in Europe are losing their religion. And how the clergy is concerned about it.

    So the reporter interviews a young college girl and she is very flippant about God and what God/religion means to her, even on her wedding day.

    This re-affirms the story's "slant" on the issue.

    Please don't take things so literally. This girl may or may not be "typical" of Europeans.

    The writer found a perfect sample of a youthful person who has no room for God in her life. She is ONE person, however One could argue that she is NOT typical of a modern European youth.

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    Thumbs up Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    Your reply about this question on god is so reasonable. Can you give another good guess about "small" in the second paragraph?
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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    I do not agree with Susie - the use of the phrase "for reasons of convention" indicates that there is a probable doubt as to Aurelie's faith.

    "small wonder" = "Little wonder" - it is not surprising.

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    Default Re: Church has no religious influence on Aurelie

    "For reasons of convention" - those are the writer's words, his summary-take of the situation.

    This does not sound like true investigative reporting, rather a story written to support a particular view.

    IMHO, the reader should read it with a grain of salt.

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