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Letters to AO

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Letters from 10 to 16 May 2010

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THIS week you wrote about things that young men would rather do than be in church. Your list should have been longer.

I think most of us young men see Western Christian "mainstream" denominations as hide-bound, obsolete, and dying of bigotry and self-importance.

In the countries whose churches are growing, bishops make public statements such as that by Isaac Orama that homosexuals are insane and do not deserve to live.

Poets say that the opposite of love is hate. I know that the opposite of love is apathy. Why should I waste time thinking about organized churches? Why should I care who is right or wrong in the endless feuds about women and power and sexuality in the Anglican communion? What do churches have to do with Christ any more?

Why should I even have wasted time writing this letter to the editor? My train is late, and I have nothing better to do.

Jeffrey Grimes
Formerly St Michael and All Angels
Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
13 May 2010

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