Monday, December 12, 2011

At Every Turn, Unilateralism Being Challenged

"In such matters of the internal governance of this Diocese, out of the great depths of our love and concern for our people, we will continue to assert the autonomy that is historically and constitutionally ours and we will do so consistent with our belief that God alone dictates our future."

1 comment:

The Underground Pewster said...

The problem with unilateralism is that you usually find one side's actions being called unilateral when in reality, both sides are acting unilaterally.

Example: Church A is a member of Denomitation A. Church A differentiates into Church AB because they wish to bless doorbells. Church A is accused of acting unilaterally.

Denomination A decides to bless doorbells. Church A says, "I think you are now Denomination AB, and we won't bless doorbells."

In scenario #2, Church A accuses the Deomination A of acting unilaterally, and Denomination A accuses Church A of acting unilaterally.

All in all it is a bad situation.

Now imagine what happens when Denomination tries to impose an implied trust over Church A's buildings.