This is a thread started in another post (thanks cerenzium and Coyote), so I'm looking for feedback from the wider thinktank. Is theology for the esoteric clerics or does it have an impact 'on the ground'? Even if the First world countries don't buy some of the Papal dictates, do Third world countries behave with the same smorgasbord mentatilty or do they trust what their priests are telling them? What are their priests telling them?