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Old September 13th 07, 20:18   #55
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Re: EpDis: Passing Through Gethsemane

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Originally Posted by Galahad View Post
For one thing the main problem with churches over here is weak inneffectual leadership... not aggressive posturing on the secular stage.
What kind of leadership do you mean? Leading people in their faith, or in how they vote?

I know many religious folk out there do honestly think secularists are "out to get them". And undoubtedly there are some individuals who are. But most of the time secularism is fighting the abuses of the religious majority (or whomever considers themselves the religious majority). So we have laws about losing your tax-free status as a church if you are using it to influence voters, for example. You could still do it, and still be a church, you just won't have that nice tax-free status anymore. So the choice is a fair one, I think.
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