Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Differences Within Denominations

I found this on the UCC discussion forums. My apologies if the author didn't want it printed, but I found it well-written:

I hope UCC splits up and ceases to exist as a denomination.

I hope the same for MCC, because I disagree with some of the things they did.

I hope the diagreements that are going on with the Episcopal Church/Church of England dooms it to failure too.

In fact, I hope all the denominations fail, and all the churches descend into chaos. It would serve them right, because they're all wrong in some way.

Then, when we're done breaking the ties that bind our churches to each other, maybe we can focus on breaking up our own churches over differences in doctrine, liturgy, and coffee hour.

When we've completely disassociated from each other, we will finally all be free. Each one of us can be right, worshipping alone.

I wonder which one of us will end up being the one who is saved.


Anonymous said...

"It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything." Tyler Durden, Fight Club

Jeff Nelson said...

Actually Ben, the piece was meant to be satirical. It was written in response to a few people talking about churches leaving the UCC over disagreements. I probably should have mentioned that.

Anonymous said...

I wrote a paper last week on Fight Club and its themes. The quote was fresh in my mind when I read that piece.
I am worried about people leaving the church, especially when I am more than ever convinced that the UCC is doing the right thing in regard to same sex marriage and a host of other issues. However, they are free to leave, and I'm not going to persecute them for it.