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Switch to Forum Live View If parishes had been allowed to keep their land/buildings, would things be different?
9 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2009 - 12:48AM #1
holst
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We all know that a TEC parish can leave the National Church if they wish.  But they can't take real estate and other assets with them.  To my knowledge, this has been through the courts and it is not a condition that will change.

Suppose things were the other way around.  Suppose that for years now, parishes knew they could leave and take anything they wanted with them. 

How would that have shaped or otherwise influenced the whole debate over same sex blessings, ordinations of homosexual persons, etc?

Would more churches have left the national church since it would have seemed a far easier prospect than it would going it alone without financial stability?

I think its in an interesting question to ponder.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2009 - 10:18AM #2
Dutch777
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To posit knowledge of the non-actualized hypothetical alternatives and their ramifying dervatives to the Nth. degree is to claim omniscience, a uniquely divine attribute.:)
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 24, 2009 - 9:06PM #3
holst
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[QUOTE=dutch777;1040565]To posit knowledge of the non-actualized hypothetical alternatives and their ramifying dervatives to the Nth. degree is to claim omniscience, a uniquely divine attribute.:)[/QUOTE]

Yes, and that's a claim often made against the early church.
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9 years ago  ::  Jan 25, 2009 - 9:20AM #4
Dutch777
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[QUOTE=holst;1041723]Yes, and that's a claim often made against the early church.[/QUOTE]
By whom?:)
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