Hi George, you wrote:
> You're quite right that sacramental issues have been divisive
>since the Reformation. Ecumenical dialogues over the past 40 years
>resulted in a great deal of progress. So simply not talking about
>them or agreeing
>to disagree isn't the only way to promote peace.
> OTOH, the creation-evolution issue has been even more
>divisive over the
>past century, & as you point out, issues about stem cells &c are
Living now in the UK where I get to see events in Glasgow and Northern
Ireland from a little bit closer than before, I would assure you that
creation-evolution issues are not nearly as divisive as sacramental issues.
Over here you can get killed for being on the wrong side of that fence. And
both sides are the wrong side. A few months ago, much to my shame,
protestants threw molotov cocktails at little Catholic elementary school
kids for merely walking to school through their neighborhood.
At least to my knowledge no one is yet killing people over C/E YET!
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