Talk:Religious moderacy

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Is the CofE a prime example of religious moderacy - high church, low church, picture-postcard church, or 'Christmas, Easter, hatch, match and dispatch' you do not have to go far. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 15:43, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Most belief systems seem to be spun ("interpreted") to match the beliefs of the person and not the other way around. It's why people can unabashedly tattoo Leviticus admonishing gays on their body, be false prophets predicting the end of the world, lie, and get a nice haircut or wear poly blend suits while making the temple of the lord a house of money...while still thinking they are a sincere follower in all of the Bible. -EmeraldCityWanderer (talk) 17:11, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Not forgetting the hog roasts and clam bakes.

The CofE definition is 'high and crazy, low and lazy, broad and hazy.' (and the sentence should have ended 'go far to find a church that suits you.').

Religious moderacy occupies the main part of the Bell Curve and are the norm: it is the 'look at mes', the 'everybody who does not agree with me is doomed, I tell you, doomed' and promoters of negativeness who get attention. 82.44.143.26 (talk) 16:29, 15 April 2015 (UTC)


Not our finest hour[edit]

I've not come across this article before and, while it's sort of on mission, it's far from our finest. It's barely more than a stub and it's more about bashing fundies that saying anything about religious moderacy.

Indeed, what is it that we would want to say? That the bulk of those who believe in a personal god are moderate about their beliefs and do not try to ram them down others throats, that not every Christian is a fundie any more than every Muslim is a fanatic or... or... or do we really want to leave it as it is, a rather puerile piece of fundie bashing.

Maybe it's not that on mission after all. Doxys Midnight Runner (talk) 17:26, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Why shouldn't RW describe the 'reasonable and cooperative persons with a few pet beliefs' as well as 'those with beliefs at a large angle to reality and willingness to cooperate'? 82.44.143.26 (talk) 17:11, 27 April 2015 (UTC)