Is the IO church finally crumbling?
- View SourceDear All,
The recent developments and happenings in the IO church gives me a
feeling that this church built on lies, deceit, and almost
everything unchristian is finally crumbling ., breaking up. I
always knew that this was coming but not this soon. This had to
happen as this is their eventual fate. Their Catholicose who was so
ruthlessly overthrown, and treated like a prisoner during his last
days ., the fight between the bishops, the laitee getting disgusted
with the bishops and the leadership and openly expressing their
disgust and displeasure through media, etc, clearly shows that their
base is finally crumbling. The recent resignation (or was he thrown
out?) of the media baron from their managing committee, the big
movement that is shaping up against the three excommunicated
deserters (they finally saw their true colours..phew!!) and the
realization by a huge number of their followers that their church
leaders and bishops are the true obstacles in their road to peace
and especially in the opening of the closed churches, are again some
of the signs of the dormant volcano that has started rumbling.
I was witness to the incident at their chapel at Elamkulam in Kochi
yesterday. I was passing by when I saw truck loads of police men in
Khakis all around the church. Members of the same parish have
started fighting among themselves!!! I stopped by seeing all this
and unable to resist the desire to know what was happening there. I
could get a fair amount of information regarding the problem there
from an acquaintance who was from this church and who was not aware
of the church I belonged to. The majority group had supposedly
snatched the kalpana from the vicar while he was reading it. There
was group of youngsters hanging around near where I was standing and
they were commenting that their opposite group wouldn't hesitate to
seek the help of the Jacobites or to team up with them. I was so
amused by this comment and thought in my mind how foolish and dumb
those guys were to think that the Jacobite church would even bother
to know what was happening there.
Anyways, I strongly feel that they are cracking up. It is only a
matter of time before a huge number of their sensible faithful would
return to the mother church. The lunatics and the fanatics would go
down with the sinking ship. One of them was saying yesterday at some
meeting that they need an Indian Patriarch! (This guy is so
obsessed with the word `Patriarch' that he doesn't really know what
he is saying.. ) I feel sorry for him.. even he is cracking up
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