Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Schism and the War of Northern Aggression

Will the Church split? It seems that some want to split, but I suspect the great "Silent Majority" wants to stay together. A person may not like the President, but very few leave the U.S. over political differences. Our great Southern states tried this a while ago with disastrous results. Years ago I read a short book entitled "If the South had Won the Civil War" (1961 Kantor, Mackinlay) http://www.biblio.com/books/95345.html
In this little book, the end result of the Confederate states conquering Washington DC and taking Lincoln prisoner was a period of alternative history during which America evolved to eventually do away with slavery and come back together. I read this back in '72 for a laugh, but I really enjoyed it.
What parallels can we find between the Church rent asunder and the War of Northern Aggression? I am with Lincoln on this one (preserve the union) except I would not go to war over the issue. Time will likely bring all together in some new balance. Issues of women and gays in the Church will just follow the splitters wherever they go, and if we all focus on Truth, we will come together eventually.

1 comment:

  1. TravellingMercies12:52 AM

    I very much like the statements that "Time will likely bring all together in some new balance" and, "if we all focus on Truth, we will come together eventually." At this particular moment, where so many seem full of hysteria and negativity, these are important things to remember.

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