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  1. Know More Than I Should

    I would argue that, much like the present jury system, the current church model assumes illiteracy and/or ignorance among the common man and woman. After all, in both regimens, the lay person is expected to obediently sit in order to be informed by experts. Questioning is not permitted.
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    Truth be told, these sit-down-shut-up-listen-to-the-experts schemes have probably run their course because, not only are people beginning to question the status quo, they’re also rejecting it. Support for both God and country is in serious decline in a land where Washington pretends to be omnipotent and omnipresent.
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    Sunday School ran afoul of public opinion when, having abdicated it original purpose to state-sponsored education, it became little more than a propaganda arm of religious sects. Its fate was subsequently sealed as alternative forms of information became available.
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    The nail in the coffin of conservationism resides in its inability to adapt to change. As a result, the rest of the world leaves diehard adherents to the old ways behind as if they were deposed royal families living in that fantasy world more commonly known as Monaco. In today’s secular world, this is exactly what is happening to those grumpy old men that form the core of the dying Republican Party. Despite their collective illusion in the pretentious security of gated communities, it is no longer morning in America.
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    Much the same thing is happening in old-line denominational churches where blue hairs and erectile dysfunctionals congregate weekly as if Dwight Eisenhower were still President, Bill Graham was still God’s man with God’s plan in America, and Dinah Shore is still singing “See the USA in your Chevrolet” on black and white rabbit-ear televisions.

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  2. Laura

    I find one of the hardest ways to be mature while reading (scholarly or not) is to take the good with the bad when the bad is regarding an issue that’s important to me. Thanks for modeling that well :)

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