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    to write off churches on the side of justice and equality. The Religious Right so dominates the media that many think its all there is. Not so.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:33:24 PM PST

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      Its not so much people losing faith itself, but losing faith in the "mainstream" churches as those get increasingly inflammatory while the general population gets increasingly diverse.

      Progressive faith movements are out there, but the rightwing churches did such an effective job of kicking progressives out of church that our faith movements have become little more than historical footnotes.

      My hope is that as people get older, and look to faith again, they won't give up their progressive or centrist views, but instead look to things like all the 'crazy stuff that homeless rabbi who's quoted in red' says... and realize that while religion might have rejected progressives, so too did the Pharisees. Faith on the other hand, hasn't.

      We just need to get back to the work of Yeshua Christ and tear some of these temples/churches down.


      The roaches always win if you turn out the lights.

      by Jyotai on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:34:14 PM PST

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