Anatomy of Antagonism

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Methodism 2012

We truly need to rethink Open Hearts Open minds the people of the UMC. We are contradiction to our own statement of purpose.

Amanda Outlaw more than 2 years ago

Notable Quotes

"The reason people who have left church just aren’t open to all the arguments about why they need to come back is because they have discovered truth and freedom away from the church that they never found in church. And until the church can make room for people to learn what God has planted in their hearts and minds for themselves, there’s nothing the church has to offer that they can’t find in many other places."
– Rebecca Trotter, "In the End Times No One Listens to Their Pastor," The Upside Down World


“To [Millennials], ‘religion’ means ‘Republican,’ ‘intolerant,’ and ‘homophobic,'” wrote Putnam and Campbell in Foreign Affairs. “Since those traits do not represent their views, they do not see themselves—or wish to be seen by their peers—as religious.” - See more at: http://jonathanmerritt.religionnews.com/2015/05/13/evangelicals-claims-of-conservative-supremacy-are-overstated-and-misread-americas-religious-landscape/#sthash.P7az5pTO.dpuf

"Where the [Pew Research Center] data shows five million fewer Protestants, three million fewer Catholics, and nineteen million more “nones” who do not identity with any religion, I see Sarah the bartender who isn’t allowed to love Jesus because she loves women, Sam who adores the new Pope but hates the things the church has done in the name of Jesus, and David the minister who just can’t believe in hell."
– Reba Riley, writing in Time magazine.