There are catholics with very conservative views such as "the world was created 5000 years ago", and catholics that are very progressive and modern in their views. The real problem is that the second type does not call out the first as cranks and forces them to change their views, but rather they shrug and consider it a minor matter.
Christians, even catholics, keep saying "why don't the moderate muslims ostracize Al Qaeda and this kind of extremisms?", but they behave exactly in the same way in this respect.
In my view, this is part of the problem. They give the message that it's ok to believe all kind of unsubstantiated things "because God says so and it's written in the bible", and that is a very dangerous message to pass, especially to young people who should rather be taught how to think with their own head.
"Affluent and accomplished" is not the criterion. It's rich people. Let's just put that down in here in black and white.
Yeah, that's what affluent means. Had to look it up myself.
Let me fix that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=NSW+polic...
You forgot the F in NSFW. Oh, wait...
How long will it be before Mozilla decides that the users no longer need the ability to turn off the sponsored tiles?
Uh, if only Firefox were open source, then we'd be able to override these decisions from above by simply patching them out. Oh, wait...
There is also a very nice web-based community (so you can play it even without friends and without leaving your mom's basement); most active players play online on bridgebase.com, including the pros -- on that website you can easily find world champions playing a hand or two just to chill out. It's free (as in beer), unlike the face-to-face tournament which are sorta expensive.