Re: [conculture] Digest Number 360
|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 9, 2000, 22:22|
>Aren't religious usages an exemption to the laws? If not, then it's at
>least an unenforced law!
Yes, they are. I know that Native Americans are allowed use of Peyote in
religious ceremonies (leas I heard), and Even though explosive fireworks
are illegal in California, they are allowed for Chinese New Year
Celebrations because it's a religious festival.
>Yeah, in the ELCA (I don't think the other branches of American
>Lutheranism do this), we invite "all baptized Christians" to receive
The Catholic Churches I go to now (by decree of our Bishop) now invite non
Catholics to come up to the Altar along with people receiving Communion to
receive a blessing.
>Many churches offer grape juice as an option. I agree with you that all
>churches should offer that. But I do think that, for the sake of
>tradition and the like, the use of wine should be preserved.
I believe that because the use of wine is tradition, It should be kept. I
dont think that it should be demanded of those not in the denomination
that they change something that I think is a very minor point (and as has
been said, wine is not required to be taken).
All the simple things are simply too complicated for my life