The fact that more and more threads are looking like this makes me want to find a forum on chocolate pudding. After all, there's got to be more charity on a forum about chocolate pudding than a forum that is supposed to be discussing Christ and His Church.
I think you would be surprised. Just kidding. (I do want pudding now, and I hate pudding)
I agree. I wonder why people need to make the same derogatory comments on every thread. I'll bet anyone, dollars to doughnuts, that God is going to give us a slap on the wrist for spending as much time as we did arguing.
But on the other hand, I feel like we beat up our "own kind" too much, you know? We have standards for people in our faith, but I feel our energy would be spent better elsewhere.
And sorry Trevor, but I kind of LOLed when you were talking about shocking things such as female altar servers! And females handing out the Eucharist! Oh noes! I may have grown up with that, but there are way, way more strange things in the Christian church than that. Please watch Jesus Camp and report back.
(Full disclosure: I was an altar server for the RCC for 4 years. I am a womynz. I like how the Orthodox church does the male servers, although I am very slightly miffed that I can never go into the sanctuary. But I think God has more to worry about than female altar servers. My two cents.)