Mainstream churches are not in tension

Quote :
Jill Mytton 28 March 2016 at 15:27

“Mainstream churches are not in tension with the surrounding culture and society – cultic groups are. The HEB are definitely in tension with society – in fact they hate it don’t they.”

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According to Jill’s observation . Mainstream churches are not in tension with the surrounding culture and society .

So evidently according to Jill’s  (educated) observation the Catholic Churches inability, to be able to promptly address sex abuses.  Is still something that is “not in tension with the surrounding culture and society”

And the fact that

Quote : PewResearch

“Many of the largest U.S. religious institutions have remained firmly against allowing same-sex marriage,”

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According to Jill’s observation , this is? evidently also “not in tension with the surrounding culture and society” neither

I suppose it depends on the type of “surrounding culture and society” that Jill is speaking of .

1.Is she speaking of what has been allowed to have become “Traditional” Christian culture?.

2. Or? the modern post Christian culture?

There is a difference

Because .Up until now .Traditional Christian culture , has obviously felt most comfortable, so comfortable in fact that they also have became familiar with continually “allowing and living” with all these ongoing issues of abuse, existing around about them . And quite happily for many generations too .

Or what else? can help to explain ,reasons why, they had taken no-action to help change it . Obviously there are very many Christians, whom in fact have grown to feel quite comfortable with the thought that their was a number of faith abuses ,that were still being allowed to happen, to “some other people” that were living around them

Where as now in these days within our modern post Christian culture,is now beginning to feel uncomfortable and is concerned about all these ongoing abuses.This is post traditional Christianity

And so people are now also starting to take action.So that these things are now slowly beginning to change. And mainly because, these non-believers, are also less likely, to leave these matters up to the idea that some God might exist so-as to come and fix it all up for us

There are some mainstream churches, whom still struggle, with the idea of allowing  their women to become priests

And i say to Jill ,that this sort of situation, is indeed: now ” in tension with the surrounding culture and society”.Its in tension with the modern post-Christian society ,of these more modern times these days

It is in tension with our more modern , less Christian , and far more secular and “non-believing” culture of today


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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