thoughts on religion, politics, science, and life, from the perspective of a liberal Christian
The megachurch founded by the Rev. Ted Haggard, who was fired in November over drug and sex allegations, has laid off 44 people and income has fallen since the scandal.
I wonder what has happened to all those people who have ceased or reduced giving money to this church? I presume many have stopped attending as well. One can only speculate the reasons without interviewing each person/family. It seems like the news the past 24-48 hours of Haggard's "cure" was timed to coincide with this news.I hope the whole experience has caused at least a few of these individuals who left to stop and ask some serious questions about their faith journeys. Unfortunately I suspect some individuals simply felt that their former church was "tainted" and are looking for a more "pure" congregation where they don't have to ask themselves difficult questions. They will continue their lives fast forward with their brains disengaged.From that standpoint, nothing has been "cured".
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