A bunch of old guys making rules to insure that they keep the power and that
they keep the control and that the money continues to roll in.Is
there an organized religion WITHOUT these themes?
The problem in most Churches is having a paid ministry. If everyone has work to
do then there is less need to have one person in charge of everything. They
need a program similar to Relief Society in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints. Also, Primary and Welfare. There is plenty of work to go around.
Women have lots of opportunity to speak and teach and Lead. Of course No one
gets paid for what they do. Also, the only person who knows the good they
accomplish is Father in Heaven. However, you only get one pat on the back. If
you get it here You may not get it there. Put your shoulder to the Wheel ladies.
I don't think it's a good idea to try desperately to keep something
together--in this case the Anglican Communion--when it's so clearly
splitting apart.I think it *should* split, into those who have a
liberal view when it comes to gays and women in the clergy, and those who have a
conservative view.Such splits should be taken as a natural process
leading to something greater--rather than a tragic breach. Life is creative and
constantly evolving, not set in stone. So don't hold on to what can't
be held onto, when life is pointing in a new direction.
When the women eventually get to be ordained, will they get the same salaries as