Reply to the article by Mr. Bibu Philip Mathew
- Dear All,
The article by Mr. Bibu Philip Matthew about the statement of Geevarghese Mor Kurilose Metropolitan includes a reference that christians should belive in God more than church. This gives a wrong message that Church and living as christians are two different things. That is, a christian is not necessarily a member of Church and that it is not worthy to follow the directions of the Apostolic Church.
I beg to differ on this statement and unncessary division among the christian demoninations over the Self-financing system of education. Do you agree that a prelate of the Church should participate in a political symposium and express the views of the Church? Is this the offical stand of the Syrian Christian Church? There will be a point at which each prelate can have opinions about issues.
Church should not interfere in politics and the prelates should not enter into politics. The issue is much more complicated. Do we have the expertise or experience to make comments on the Self-financing system of education? The Syrian Christian Church has an Educational Trust, is there anybody responsible to say that the stand of the Church is that the one expressed by Mor Kurilose? Or is there anybody in the Church to say that the official stand of the Church in this and that after proper consulatations. It is a question of discipline in the Church!
Fr. (Dr.). Mani Rajan