Re: [Covenanted Reformation Club] A Case of Conscience
- Dear Matthew,
Thank you for clarifying your thoughts, now I wonder how does one sit up a
e-group or club without a host like yahoo, is it possible to have a group on
one's own so that you do not have to be a member of it? I think all such
hosts require some kind of signing membership in order to be able to
discipline those who would use the group/club in a unbecoming manner....like
one submitting "porn" or something else untasteful or sinful, assaulting the
other folks on that list. Does anyone belong to a group that does not
require the person to become a member of it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew Winzer" <mwinzer@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Covenanted Reformation Club] A Case of Conscience
> Dear Cathie,
> I am still working on the implications, and probably will be till my days'
> I would regard receiving a service as different from taking up membership
> the organisation which supplies the service. So in 1 Cor., purchasing
> idolatrous meats in the shambles differs from joining with idolaters in
> offering of those meats.
> If Yahoo said, alright, you may sign up to various email groups without
> having to become a member of Yahoo, I do not think it would be a problem
> (although their ads and links would still be questionable). But they
> require us to subscribe in order to give their advertisers a client base
> they will be aiming their products at.
> I am coming to the opinion that it is wrong to be a member of Yahoo; but
> just wanted to get some feedback before I made the final decision to
> Yours sincerely,
> Matthew Winzer
- Again, Matthew, I think you are answering a very interesting
question. I don't know if I have the answer right now, but I do have
What kind of association do you consider signing up for Yahoo to be?
A civil association, a religious association, or a mixed association?
Does providing demographic information in order to use a service
constitute joining an unlawful association?
Does being a member of Yahoo provide an opportunity for a crisis
pulling the believer between loyalties to Christ and loyalties to
Just some questions I think relate to this discussion.