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"God says I don't have to listen to you, nyah nyah!"
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lyorn From: lyorn Date: August 3rd, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It does seem to be a peculiarly *American* Protestant obsession

I had something from 1 Corinthians 13 as my confirmation quote. 13 was wildly popular, 14 wasn't.

Checking the BoD of the EKD (protestant churches in Germany) it has the same number of women and men in it, it has female everythings from the bishops on down. So much for 1 Cor 14:34.

20 years ago, the mainstream Protestant/Lutheran church I grew up in was to the left of the Green party in social issues. The large popular church gatherings (every 2 years, 100-150K participants) were all about peace, social justice and environmental issues. Words cannot describe my baffled horror when, aged 16, I met my first fundamentalist. I had known that Catholics were bad, but my first thought about fundamentalists was roughly along the lines of "an abomination unto the Lord".

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