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I had a similar crisis of faith after BenXVI became pope. I didn't do all the research you have, but I did feel uncomfortable about accepting this man as God's representative on Earth, when, well... I don't like him very much. His predecessor was awesome, which made it easier to shrug at the differences in belief.
Also, watching the news and seeing what was clearly a corporial, human political process attributed to the Holy Spirit... well I found it a bit embarassing.
So I split. Eventually, I chose Quakerism, and I'm much, much happier now. We don't proselytise, so I'm not going to plug it too much, but that's what worked for me.
|From:||smhwpf — |
|Date:||March 12th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)|| |
Something can be both a corporial human political process and the work of the Spirit! But I agree that I am highly dubious as to whether the election of Pope Benedict was such a thing.
Glad you're finding the Quakers positive. I think I would like them in many ways, and am going to Chesham Meeting with Elly on Sunday, but I'm not sure they'd be for me on a regular basis.
but I'm not sure they'd be for me on a regular basis
*nodnods* This makes perfect sense to me, FWIW. The Quaker set-up definitely is not for everyone on a regular basis (and I, of course, am very much a Pagan Druid as well - and haven't been to Meeting for months *sighs*...).
JOOI, is there a Unitarian church in Stockholm? I probably do them a disservice by regarding them as Quakers without the silence, but they are generally pretty awesome. ;-) Mind you, from a theological POV they may still very much not be for you, though still possibly worth the occasional visit. I can see you fitting in very nicely with some liberal High Anglicans. :-)