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2. The Episcopalians aren't stupid--it's a moneymaker for them.
Fri Jul 3, 2015, 03:22 PM
Jul 2015

They've seen the wave of the future, grabbed their surfboard, and hopped aboard.

Liturgical marriages are not cheap these days, and many eschew them for that reason--pure costs-- but those who want one will find an Episcopalian church right up their alley.

Someone spending some money on a nice one can not only help to fill the church coffers to ensure the 'building and repair fund' always has enough scratch in it, but it also cuts down on altar decoration costs, as most couples will just leave the flowers behind!

Add to that, if a couple is welcome to be married in their church, odds are good the couple will come back on Sundays, and down the years, bring the kids. They'll be donating to the establishment, too. It's a win-win.

The Catholics have some evolving to do on this score, but I suspect that this new Pope, despite his odd admonitions mixed up with his 'Who am I to judge?' rhetoric, is playing a 'Transition Man' role. He's getting the next generation of his church ready for change, by changing the focus of the church back away from doctrinal matters over, once again, to social justice issues. Quite a few old farts have to die, and quite a few haters need to get correct, too. The Catholic church used to be the church of the Democrats, with nuns helping poor people all over hell....then it became -- almost overnight -- the party of hateful Republicans, screaming all sorts of Thou Shalt Nots and sending their kids to Catholic colleges and universitites.

The day we see a woman pope will be monumental, I don't know if I'll live to see it but it would be cool to see a lady in the Popemobile.

Then, perhaps, Islam can start to evolve...! Female imams! Now that would freak a lot of the old school farts out. Women helping to secure the Holy Places--we're talking earth shattering change. I'll bet it will happen one day, I won't live to see it, but I'll bet it will happen in time.

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