posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 08:29 AM
I don't think it's just the Catholic faith. From my past experience, I know that many, many Protestants "go through the motions," just as you've
described. And I see that there are more women actively involved in the faith than men. More women go to daily bible studies, more women
attend church, more women help out with volunteer work and things like that--some of the men that do go seem as if they truly believe what they say;
however, the good majority seem to do it because their wife, girlfriend, mother, etc., wants them to do so.
For the reasons that you've said or not...I agree with you, though. And also, women are more pacified and comforted with "religion" (any kind)
than men are. Men like to question, to debate, to argue, and would rather not attend church, mass, whatever, or attend for the wrong reasons than to
allow themselves to be comforted with religion like so many women are.