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Future of the Uniting Church : Comments

By Keith Suter, published 16/4/2019

The Uniting Church is in a crisis. Its membership is in decline but the church bureaucrats ignore the signs of impending doom.

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"In 2014 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney for my dissertation on possible "futures" of the Uniting Church."

They do come in Corn Flake boxes it seems.
Posted by ateday, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:28:12 AM
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At some point all religions have a beginning. It is my belief that at some point all religions have an end. The polytheistic gods of the Greek, Roman, Norse and other religions of the ancient world have disappeared. Manichaeism founded in the third century at one time extended from Spain to China, lasted around fifteen centuries and then disappeared. Whether humanity will keep making new religions I don't know. Maybe we will outgrow our need for religion. Maybe not. At some point we will all be no more.
Posted by david f, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:30:07 AM
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The most left of Left wing 'churches', the Uniting Church became irrelevant years ago. It Is a prime example of what happens when a Christian organisation sucks up to the secular: there is no longer any need for it. Serious Christians want to witness their faith, not be subjected to left political dogma from the pulpit. Welfare is best left to government. The Uniting - dregs of Presbyterians, Methodists and Congregationalists, is already not a church. What this piece seems to be suggesting has already happened.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 9:34:11 AM
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ttbn,
Have you ever actually been to a Uniting Church service? I attend regularly and can assure you there's no "left political dogma from the pulpit" unless of course you classify the words of Jesus that way!

I'm surprised you take the view that "Welfare is best left to government". Because if you take that attitude, surely a leftist political stance is essential to ensure people's needs don't get neglected?
Posted by Aidan, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:35:27 AM
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"Welfare is best left to government."
The lord helps those who help themselves.
No one is more interested or responsible for your own well being than you.
Posted by ateday, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 10:41:30 AM
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Aidan,

You wouldn't recognise the Left political dogma as such because you are steeped in that nonsense yourself. I am certainly not surprised to find that your brand of 'Christianity' is Uniting Church. You certainly are the archetypical sanctimonious, socialist, do-gooder. Thanks for filling out your bio for me. I have a brother like you, which is probably why you have always seemed so familiar to me.
Posted by ttbn, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:03:42 AM
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