posted on May, 25 2005 @ 08:37 AM
The media could play a role in the sudden increase in conversions but I think there are other reasons.
I have always been a member of the Episcopal church but also have attended the Catholic church. Both felt like 'home' to me. In the last few years
things got chaotic and I stopped attending on a regular basis. I was digusted with the politics of ALL churches and just needed a break.
Occassionally when visiting my family I would go to the Episcopal church where I was baptized, confirmed and married. It felt comfortable and right
and I decided to start going back to church on a regular basis.
I went to my local Episcopal church last Sunday. I was horrified at how different it was from any other Episcopal church I had attended. Things as
basic as the Lords Prayer were changed so much I hardly recognized them. It didn't feel like an Episcopal church, it felt like some touchy-feely,
dumbed down, pop-psychology seminar with a few religious statements thrown in. I left there feeling so depressed and sad.
IMHO, church should be consistent. If you go there every week or you go every 10 years, it should be the same rites and rituals, and the Lords Prayer
should not change from church to church within a denomination. I thought the Episcopal church was consistent, but I was wrong. I know that if I
become a Catholic I WILL have that consistency. The service will be the same if I am in California or New York. Granted there might be slight
differences, but at least the prayers will all be the same and I can be sure that the Catholic church will stay true to their morals rather than bend
and change them to be politically correct which is just what the Episcopal church has done.