3148Re: Orthodoxy and modernisation
- Sep 4, 2003My Dear SOC-FORUM Members,
This refers to Mr. Thomas P's posting in Digest Nuamber 689,
wherein he mentioned:
> Now is the age of modernisation of church!Orthodoxy is notWhat do you mean about modernisation of church? Will it be on
>a priority today.
the beauty of the church building? If it is so, there is nothing
to worry. And also "Orthodoxy is not a priority today"? Then,
what should be our priority?
In this modern age, in the name of modernization and freedom,
children abandon their parents, forgetting the basic duties to
the Church, society and at large towards the nation, and all such
thamashas? They act without any moral values, and crazy over making
money and other earthly pleasures. Are you in favour of such a mess up
Mr. Thomas. Under the Orthodoxy of our Church, lot of such freedom
is getting curtailed? Under this Orthodoxy one will have the fear of
God and shyness over the people. You want to shred away this Orthodoxy.
You may please look over the younger generation of the most modern and
developed countries. They do not have fear of God, no binding on the
society or not at all shy to do any ugly things in their life. Would
you like you children to copy these culture?
Dear Mr. Thomas, as commanded by our Saviour JESUS Christ, one cannot
serve two masters. Likewise one cannot stand in two boats? It is you
who has to select one? In the name of modernization and sticking to
orthodoxy, our church is being harrassed not only by protestants, now
our own members started questioning it. If one do not like the orthodoxy
of the Syrion Orthodox Church, one has got every freedom to leave the
church and look for green pastures, readily available very near to you.
What is your understanding of Orthodoxy, Mr. Thomas? How can we shred
the Orthodoxy of our Church? The Orthodoxy is our identity? In the
name of modernization and freedom our church has been persecuted by
scores of mighty people in the past, and still persecuting us? Will it
be easy for us to shred away our Orthodoxy? Should we leave our Orthodoxy?
Mr. Thomas, you should think twice before becoming an advocate of
modernization and freedom.
Looking forward to have valuable comments on this from our learned