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By Locke (registered) | Posted November 10, 2006 at 10:30:25

Uhmm... the notion that you can't walk into a church and question the doctrine... is that a scientifically reached or evidence-based conclusion? ;)

Religion is not a homogeneous perspective but full of questions. I'm a Christian, but I'll guarantee that Jason and I won't see eye to eye on everything just because we're both willing to out ourselves here. I'm sure there would be people at Melrose who would eagerly tell you that they don't share all of my views on religion -- but we're all welcome there. Philosophical and Theological debate and exploration is integral to church life for many.

I think many who aren't a part of a religious community have antiquated ideas what church is like. Yes, Ryan, there are some cultural norms about how and when debate should happen, but that is changing. More and more it is less about the sage on the stage and more about small group ministry and discussion.

I'm curious is anyone saw the article in the local rag about the united church's new outreach initiative

Quote: The UCC's research shows this age group craves meaningful conversation about ethics, life and how they can make a difference in the world, said Rev. Fred Monteith, executive secretary of the UCC's Hamilton Conference. EndQuote

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