“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,”
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