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Posted By: wysiwyg
09-Sep-10 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Burning Korans
Subject: US Church History in OPne Post
I'm rather ignorant about this. Is there no official head of that particular church in the States? I don't understand why no-one else from that denomination has raised their head above the papapet and told them to think again.I can't see the Archbishop of Canterbury allowing something like this to go unchallenged. How does it work

After 1776, many denominations here in the US formed as offshoots of denoms with authority structures in place, and then as generations of these splits have occurred since then there has been more and more rebellious, "I have a minister's degree" soapboxing.

OK, LOL-- that summarizes several hundred years of US church history rather cavalierly, but imagine it this way. If the States took their independence from colonial rule as they did-- but then imagine if every city in every state had then formed its own sovereign home-rule gummint, and was allowed to do so. Result: crapshoot. Think our Civil War was weird? Multiply it in the religion arena and there we are today.

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