23 April 2010
It's confirmation season at this time of year in Ireland, where the baptised members of the catholic sect are "confirmed". I still don't know what it actually means as Catholics believe you are a full member at baptism. For believers it strengthens the bond between the child and the church.
The recipients are normally 12 or 13 years of age.
If I was in charge, no church would be allowed to "claim" a member unless that person was at least 21.
Let them try to convince a grown adult of the mumbo jumbo of transubstantiation, ascension, resurrection and all the other magic tricks enjoyed by the believers.