Wednesday, June 9

Don't blame me, blame Doorman-Priest

When talking with active and attentive church-goers, it doesn't take long to hear about the divisions within multiple faiths which are tearing us apart. Whether it's the Anglican/CoE/Episcopal church, the Lutherans, the Catholics or any number of other faiths (both Christian and non), the whole thing seems to be unraveling before our eyes. And then there is the far-too-common smugness of sect (X) who knows that they have the monopoly on the Truth and are Right when all of the other sects are wrong.

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus….There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:23-29).

I'm sorry, Paul..I don't think I heard you right. How can you say that women are equal to men? Next you'll be saying that gays are ok...or divorced people or the poor or Women clergy or or or....

Certainly not those "wackos" who believe in (X)? They're hateful and spiteful and barely believe. How are we supposed to know who is good enough to be here if we let anyone into OUR Church?

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” (Luke 6:36-38)

Oy, there's that hippy again, goin on about free love. Doesn't he understand we're trying to run a church here? Hrm...yah.

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