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20-11-2013, 05:07 AM
CofE 1 generation away from extinction
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/hom...49686.html

With the church leaders finally acknowledging the failing of their church, and their pitiful attempts to reignite belief in their doctrine, could we not give them some advice on how to create a better more balanced religion that may be less damaging to peoples minds?

1. Accept the failings of the bible, preach it as a collection of tales rather than (hehe) gospel.

2. Quit it with the 'holier-than thou' attitudes.. priests are just as fallible as anyone else.

3. Removal of all anti-inclusion 'rules and regulations', glass ceilings and intolerance.

4. Less political influence, and showboating

5. more humor and facts, less damnation and magic

Thoughts?
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20-11-2013, 05:36 AM (This post was last modified: 20-11-2013 06:11 AM by Bucky Ball.)
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They need better costumes. That's the ticket. Better helmets. They need better, more pointy helmets, and if they're going to wear their table cloths, they should at least match the helmet. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree...-of-itself

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20-11-2013, 06:13 AM (This post was last modified: 20-11-2013 06:30 AM by DLJ.)
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"There is a great deal of residual faith around in this country, you only have to meet people in hospital, people who are sad from the death of those they love, ..."

Read... people who are vulnerable!

I'm thinking... what would you Murikans give to have a church as ineffectual as the C of E?
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Your mistake was to privatise religions.

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20-11-2013, 07:56 AM
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(20-11-2013 06:13 AM)DLJ Wrote:  "There is a great deal of residual faith around in this country, you only have to meet people in hospital, people who are sad from the death of those they love, ..."

Read... people who are vulnerable!

I'm thinking... what would you Murikans give to have a church as ineffectual as the C of E?
Big Grin

Your mistake was to privatise religions.

Dodgy

gonna privatise opinions too soon!

more pointy hats = more fun in the world..
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20-11-2013, 08:48 AM
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(20-11-2013 05:07 AM)PursuingTruth Wrote:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/hom...49686.html

With the church leaders finally acknowledging the failing of their church, and their pitiful attempts to reignite belief in their doctrine, could we not give them some advice on how to create a better more balanced religion that may be less damaging to peoples minds?

1. Accept the failings of the bible, preach it as a collection of tales rather than (hehe) gospel.

2. Quit it with the 'holier-than thou' attitudes.. priests are just as fallible as anyone else.

3. Removal of all anti-inclusion 'rules and regulations', glass ceilings and intolerance.

4. Less political influence, and showboating

5. more humor and facts, less damnation and magic

Thoughts?

You know... When any organisation is 'a generation' from Total Existence Failure... It kinda says something about that organisation. don'tcha think?

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20-11-2013, 11:13 AM
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Thank God the CofE is boring as fuck. If it was all this happy clappy Jebus loves you and televangalist stuff like in the US then no doubt they would have recruited more blind followers. The CofE has always been a half arsed church anyway, people there just like to pretend God is real but the other 6 days of the week they dont give a shit.

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20-11-2013, 11:15 AM
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Also why the hell do we want to help the CofE out anyway? Its good news they are doing badly. The sooner all of religion disappears the better.

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." - Henry David Thoreau
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20-11-2013, 11:31 AM
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The C of E is the lesser of many evils.

If supporting the C of E meant keeping Britain from becoming Catholic or Evangelical, I'd support it.

Ideally we should have total separation of church and state... But that'd never get through the Commons, let alone the Lords.

We'll probably end up with a situation like Japan... A state religion (Shinto), that's practiced by only a very small portion of the population.

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20-11-2013, 11:34 AM
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"Tragically too often that is what we are doing. Reorganising the structures, arguing over words and phrases, while the people of England are left floundering amid meaninglessness, anxiety and despair."

when this people are going to realize people don't give a fuck about them? anxiety and despair... pfff, more like boredom and tedium of their BS

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20-11-2013, 11:38 AM
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(20-11-2013 05:07 AM)PursuingTruth Wrote:  1. Accept the failings of the bible, preach it as a collection of tales rather than (hehe) gospel.

How about just getting rid of that book completely, and replacing it with something else. Such as Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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