Churches and charity law: where do things stand after the Preston Down Trust ruling?

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Quote : “However, the law is clear that sharing the Christian faith is charitable in its own right, and the Charity Commission has worked hard to understand churches, particularly since changes in charity law mean that many more have been required to register with the Commission since 2006.” http://www.christiantoday.com/article/churches.and.charity.law.where.do.things.stand.after.the.preston.down.trust.ruling/35849.htm end quote

Then please tell us, who ? has even bothered, to properly define what actually equals what the “Christian faith” is.

I mean .Otherwise absolutely anyone can decide ? to choose to just make it all up for themselves, as they go along.

Just like the abusive cults do !!

I mean maybe its fair to say that sharing the “Christian” faith is charitable . But then we know how some Christians will often be heard to claim, how they feel that only certain groups are actually practicing the “real” true form, of what “real” Christianity actually is.

Yet this is like a case of slippery-Christians, choosing to use a kind of loop-hole, that Christians will like to use. It’s constantly being used like it’s an “escape” route. A way to absolve these Christians, of any responsibility or guilt, of ongoing harm being caused to some people

Yet how can the law ever be clear ? about Christianity being charitable. If Christians can’t even yet agree, to finally get together,and begin to properly define ,what they agree “real Christianity” is .

Are they expecting society ? to need to just award charitable status , to any/every old group, that starts claiming to also be “Christians” too.

No that shouldn’t be what happens. Because, that way, any group at all, can also claim to be Christian. Even the abusive groups , that other Christians will be busy saying are not real Christian

Christian today, goes on to say

Quote “A note of caution – the Charity Commission has become an arbiter of church practice ” end quote

Well if Christians themselves, didn’t care to all get together , and try to work out some better guidelines, among themselves , for themselves

The why ? bleat about it. When the Charity commission , or somebody else like them, decides on stepping in themselves, and taking a good look at it

We get sick to death of these sorts of Christians. Like the “Christian today” types of people

1 . Who choose to turn a blind eye to all these ongoing faith-abuse problems. Far preferring to just do nothing about it

2. Who then will also choose to be seen, and be heard “spitting the dummie” as well.

When some body else steps-in ,and decides to try and do something more about it

What else do they expect ? to happen

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About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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