Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Churches In The Citadel
I have noticed every time K throws a line out about churches within the Citadel, everyone seems to go mute. I'm really curious as to why that is? Is that subject taboo? Are you too Politically Correct when it comes to religion? Are you afraid to reveal your religion, or perhaps you don't believe in any religion? Are you afraid you're going to get dog piled if you speak up?
We're going to have to discuss the subject sooner or later so lets just do it. I'll start. Considering the space limitations that we will have within the Citadel walls I do not see any huge cathedrals or temples being built. Small churches of different "flavors" scattered here and there, perhaps. But, I would think that particular church group would have to lease the land/building. I don't think churches should have special privileges or exemptions within the Citadel. Or here's a thought. People who have similar religious leanings meet in each other's homes for their study and or worship.
Personally, I abhor large organized religion as much as I loathe large government. Pretty much for the same reasons too. Abuse of Power.
Obviously religion is not the "glue" that will hold the Citadel together, but the moral fiber of it's inhabitants, no matter what their religion, will be a factor.
Perhaps churches and temples of different denominations would prefer to exists outside the Citadel gates. That really isn't a bad idea.
So, please, tell me, what are your thoughts on churches within the Citadel. I know y'all aren't shy so don't make me taunt you with names and double dog dare you...or perhaps you just want someone else to decide for you? Please tell me that isn't it. I would be so disappointed. If it is what you want, and the decisions are made without your input, there will be no whining about it later.