Ecumenism, are you aware of it?
October 13, 2009 12:37pm CST
Ecumenism is an idea that suggests religious unity. It aims to end unhealthy contradictions and issues between church organizations, religions, and the like. Actually, there are lots of large scale groups that pursue the idea, like the World Council of Churches, Peace for Life, and in the Philippines, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. My thesis deals with this, so I know a lot about it. Their mission and vission are trully genuine, and they always hope for peace.
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13 Oct 09
Ecumenism is one word that I refuse to allow in my vocabulary. I don't agree with it, because it basically says that all religions lead to God, and that no one church is the correct church, which I vehemently disagree with, being a Catholic of the very conservative bent. And even if I weren't that conservative, I would have a very difficult time trying to reconcile different religions and saying the whole "I'm okay, you're okay" bit, because it's simply not true.
14 Oct 09
I disagree, ecumenism does not mean worshiping one God, and I believe that acceptance is the essence of ecumenism, accepting others about their beliefs without criticizing them. The main goal is respect for others. During the Vatican II, ecumenism was one of the issues tackled.
16 Oct 09
I think you're a little close-minded coolcoder. Do you really think that someone of a different church who also worships god and leads a good life isn't going to heaven? All the different churches where made by man so how can you be so sure that yours is so almighty? I my self am a open-minded Lutheran and I believe as long as you worship the one true god and lead a good life then god ain't gonna have a problem with you. And didn't the Catholics kill people in the name of god and get up to all sorts of corrupt sh#t? Catholics must be the favorites *sarcasm*. Ecumenism sounds like a lovely idea but it will never work, to many "coolcoders" out there.