Re: It Takes a Woman!
- From: "Deborah Terreson" <foodNOTSPAMandart@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 23:22:14 -0400
In article <dy%lg.70310$IK3.42347@pd7tw1no>, "Heidi Graw"
"Deborah Terreson" <foodNOTSPAMandart@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <1150820712.466489.192000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Hyerdahl" <Hyerdahl3@xxxxxxx> wrote:
New woman church leader makes bold move. :-)
Sure.. until the church sees it's congregation leave and the collection
plate get scarce..
...and this is somehow a bad thing? ;-)
It can be if the church is old, 'historic' and requires a fair amount of
money for maintenance.
Already happened at St. John's. - which was where most of
this sexual brouhaha for the Episcopalians started - remember Gene
I've noticed a similar trend in my area, too. When a liberal leader rises
up from among the rank, the visceral hate-mongering conservatives do
everything in their power to get rid of liberals and moderates out of their
churches. The liberals and moderates then end up leaving...and the church
remains in the grip of conservatives. Church attendence in Canada is
estimated to be only about 15 to 20% of the population. The conservatives
have done a great job to ensure their churches remain within the control of
a tiny minority of hate-mongers. Peace loving, tolerant and caring people
simply refuse to attend these churches and I don't blame them. It's one of
the reasons I don't attend church...I can't stand the mean-spirited people
who go there.
Hmm. That's not what happened at St.J's. A large group left the congregation
in protest some time back and now uses a different church.
In my mother's day, churches used to preach the "compassionate" Christ.
This has all changed in past decades. Mean-spiritedness has overtaken the
church. My mother, who used to be a regular church attendee, and who is a
liberal, left the church. Love and compassion simply isn't taught anymore.
It's all about condemnation, denigration and hatefulness. My mother simply
hasn't the heart for it. She wasn't taught to be hateful. She feels shut
out by the church because she is a compassionate and caring person. The
church has no room for people like her anymore. I find that rather sad.
She could try and find a UU church! They're growing by leaps and bounds from
what I hear right now.
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