A Conservative-Liberal/Liberal-Conservative United Methodism (Your Mind Just Exploded)

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Conservative-Liberal

Legislation (at least in the way we practice it), nullifies the possibility for the lofty and faithful thoughts of the author re. Methodism as the middle way, love as the measure of all things and the catholic spirit as our foundation. These principles cannot live in an environment predicated on winners-losers and rule of the majority.

The use of the word love at the moment of destroying what is precious to our sister or brother does not create its reality, it only reinforces our illusions.

Jorge Lockward more than 4 years ago

Conservative-liberal UM

The Confessing Movement stated goal is to save United Methodism from the liberal heresy of theological reflection and historical biblical criticism.Obviously, this means that we must save the country from Obama socialism and Republican solutions are the way. Questions?

Fred Reese more than 4 years ago

Conservative-Liberal Methodist

How does the Confessing Movement's stated goal to push the Republican agenda fit in the conservative/liberal discussion?

Marilyn Davis more than 4 years ago

Notable Quotes


"Harsh and direct disagreement places thought under pressure. That’s its point. Pressure can be intellectually productive: being forced to look closely at arguments against a beloved position helps those who hold it to burnish and buttress it as often as it moves them to abandon it. But pressure also causes pain and fear; and when those under pressure find these things difficult to bear, they’ll sometimes use any means possible to make the pressure and the pain go away. They feel unsafe, threatened, put upon, and so they react by deploying the soft violence of the law or the harder violence of the aggressive and speech-denying protest. Both moves are common enough in our élite universities now, as is their support by the powers that be. Tolerance for intellectual pain is less than it was. So is tolerance for argument."

– Paul Griffiths, former professor of Catholic theology at United Methodist-related Duke University Divinity School, in an article for Commonweal magazine on why he resigned over a recent conflict with a colleague related to racism training.


   

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