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Dave and Jesus share a Girly Problem

Is David Cameron a girlie man? – Telegraph Blogs

....the Tories have pledged to increase government funding to local authorities. If you remember, they were originally only going to promise increases in education, health and international aid expenditure. Now that there’s a fourth part of government that can’t be cut, many Tories will be wondering: is Dave an economic girlie man?

Real men find Church too girly -Times Online Real men don't like going to church because they don't want to "sing love songs to a man", because the "vicar wears a dress", because they feel like "mongrels on parade at Crufts"...The image of church is 'women and children' - action songs or kid's plays just emphasise this.... Men don't want to feel brainwashed by reciting words that they don't believe... The problem has become male culture versus church culture. Too many sermons talk about Jesus’ love, compassion and grace which are great but not male concepts. Men want to know about his great decision making and leadership. That is what they recognise. Churches are very pastorally driven whereas blokes are looking for decisions not discussions.

At least the Church recognises it has the problem.

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"Men don't want to feel brainwashed by reciting words that they don't believe... The problem has become male culture versus church culture. Too many sermons talk about Jesus’ love, compassion and grace which are great but not male concepts. Men want to know about his great decision making and leadership. That is what they recognise. Churches are very pastorally driven whereas blokes are looking for decisions not discussions...."


There is a huge social position for the Church to fill today which they are ignoring - the 'keeper of the nations moral compass'. A non-believer myself, I would nevertheless support the Church strongly if they voiced the concerns of the nation about the immoral activities of those in power.

Lying has become a way of life in politics, ever since Heath brought us into the EEC. Why has this not been attacked by the Bishops?

We know that to afford principles and morals you have to be insulated from the practicalities of life. I suspect I would support the Global Warming scam if paid a few million, though I know it to be untrue, and academics have been readily bought with grant money. In the Church we have an admirable institution which is insulated from direct financial impacts, staffed by people who do not expect to be rich, and trained in ethical concepts. Surely they should be very well placed to pronounce on difficult moral issues?

Surprisingly, the Church has also had some of the best scientific minds working for it in the past. Lemaitre, for instance, who initiated the Big Bang theory of the Universe. What a resource for improving the lot of humanity! And what a waste of good people's lives that it is not being so used...

Many mainline protestant churches in the US have become little more than propaganda arms for leftist causes. I can run right down the list: gun control (check), climate change (check), restoration of voting rights to felons (check), open borders (check), abolishing capital punishment (check), unilateral disarmament (check), practicing homosexual clergy (check). Name a liberal casue, and they are 100% behind it. For small c conservatives, they offer very little.

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