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  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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June 11, 2012

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Beautiful, Beth. Amen.

Excellent, Beth.
But I do agree that the Church (and I don't mean just Anglican but all denominations) should be more visibly, openly and strongly speaking out against the outrageous violence, greed, inequality and abuses of power that our society either supports, condones or turns a blind eye to. Those who claim to represent God (however they interpret God) and who preach moral values should stand up and stand out from the crowd, even if that upsets some of their flock.
The trouble, it seems to me, is that all religions are first of all institutions and like all organisations, become trapped inside their own hierarchies, protocol, red tape and politics so that any direct responses based on their beliefs and aims are diluted or suppressed by institutional stuff.
If the only question a Christian Church asked of themselves and their flock was : what would Jesus do/say?
when faced with how to respond to a major issue, it might come up with unusual (and perhaps radical) answers.

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