From Michael, whoever he is:
The internet has finally showed what organized religion is all about — making money and keeping a lot of unemployable people afloat as clergy. As for young people…they are not interested in spending Sunday singing hymns, watching repetitive rituals and believing in some guy name Jesus is the son of God. I was raised an Episcopalian, boarding schools etc., and NOT ONE OF MY RELATIVES go including me. Everyone I know that are cradle Episcopalians are atheists or agnostics. They might get buried or married in the church but its a more social thing than anything to do with some God reinterpreted by the British to keep the aristocracy going. The Episcopal Church has become sort of a joke and refuge for women who want a second career and a lot of power. Aesthetically it is from hunger.
Well, I am a cradle Episcopalian and still Christian. However, as I go along, I realize as much as the Episcopal Church may have done to kindle my faith, I think the thing that has most helped to keep me going in the faith in Kairos Prison Ministry, and not so much the church. Reading this just struck me. What do you all think? I am not entirely sure what Michael means when he says “Aesthetically, it is from hunger.” I am puzzled by this observation and not sure what it means, but I am intrigued by what I am sure Michael thought was a simple remark. BLD