Hey Ms. Mode!
Good to hear from you. I would like to hear a bit more about your views on the church’s influence. For me, the bad doesn’t outweigh the good, but that’s just me and I’m always willing to reconsider.
Secondly, I understand that the church has screwed up. It’s history and present are pretty sickening; however, I don’t find that blanket statements asserting that the church or any other group is useless are ever worth encouraging. The world is more complex than bad and good, and it seems to me that we have to recognize the nuance and humanity in everything — even the things we hate.
Thanks again for engaging!