Faith Blogging 'Authoritative' Religion

From Kansas City's most prolific author on faith & morals . . .

"Religious leaders and institutions can be both authoritative and nurturing. And, in fact, unless religions are going to throw out all the rules, beliefs and traditions, someone has to know, fairly authoritatively, what they are and be able to explain them."

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Why authoritative, not authoritarian, religion is needed

Some religious traditions -- or, more accurately, some branches of some religious traditions -- are more authoritarian than others. Which means those others tend to allow for more open discussion of difficult questions and aren't quick to declare someone a...

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Anonymous said…
^^^^And right on cue the goat fetishist posts the usual. Beyond weird.
Anonymous said…
Here at the Church of the Divine Chucklowe, you can spout any dogma you want and it'll be immediately accepted as gospel!

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No women, blacks, Hispanics, Muslims or Jews accepted. Deep State and all.
Greedo said…
Quit huffing your own flatus Chimpy.
Anonymous said…
The Catholic Church claims to be unfallable. So anything they state becomes fact!

Thats authoritarian. And wrong. They are wrong in so many ways. Even the pet rock worshipped says so
Anonymous said…
Any church that would have Nancy Pelosi as a member isn't worth joining or listening to.
Anonymous said…
OOH YET ANOTHER WITTY REJOINDER CROM TONY'S ASS BUDDY
Oswald said…
I thought Bill was going to quit? Was he lying? Again?
Anonymous said…
^^^^ No, that was Donald.
Anonymous said…
Authoritative and authoritarian sound pretty similar. These two parenting styles in psychology both imply authority. However, although their names are similar, they have completely different principles and effects on children.