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31. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

In GB..... Mormons (or Latter Day Thingys) and Watchtower mag distributors are not recognised as religions.

32. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Redpaddy, that is interesting to know...What does society in GB consider the Latter Day Thingies? Cult? Glee Club?

Keep in mind, I think those Yahoos are just as deluded as the rest. But with better commercials.

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33. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

In GB..... Mormons (or Latter Day Thingys) and Watchtower mag distributors are not recognised as religions.

Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are certainly not considered to form part of the mainstream church, and it's unfortunate that it is their "evangelism" which tends to be most prevalent and often automatically assumed that their message is the Gospel message.

34. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

What does society in GB consider the Latter Day Thingies? Cult? Glee Club?

To clear that up, in Europe "Religion" can be a special legal status. For historical reasons the seperation of religion and state is not as complete as some would like it to be in Europe.

So is the Queen of England also the Head of the Anglican church and the UK Prime Minister can influence the appointment of the bishops in that church. I suppose the other major religions in the UK aside from the Anglican Church also have some sort of recognised status.

In Austria and Germany religious groups can try to gain an officially recognised status as "church" or "religious community". This gives them special privileges, such as the right to levy taxes on their members in Germany, be tax-free themselves or teach religion as a subject in schools. They can also appoint professors of theology at universities. Needless to say it caused quite an outrage when Scientology tried to gain that protected status a few years ago. (Currently they operate as "private limited company", but they want to change to "church" - for obvious reasons.)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-May-2009, at 02:42 by t_maia ]

35. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

So is the Queen of England also the Head of the Anglican church and the UK Prime Minister can influence the appointment of the bishops in that church. I suppose the other major religions in the UK aside from the Anglican Church also have some sort of recognised status.

To be pedantic for a moment and to clarify this, the Queen of the United Kingdom is the head of the Church of England (Anglican church in England). She is not head of the Church in Wales (Anglican church in Wales), and nor is she the head of the Scottish Episcopal Church (Anglican church in Scotland). When in Scotland the Queen's church (as in the one she is a member of, but not the head of) is the Church of Scotland which is a Presbyterian church.

The general, but slow, movement in England is for the government/PM to have less influence on the leaders of the Church of England however removing this influence is taking a long time.

36. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #32# Piecar.... They're classified as sects. There are no Mormon or Jehovah's Witnesses schools in GB.
Incidentally, before GB can launch a nuclear attack, it has to get certain signatures of approval and permission to do so. One of them has to be from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most senior serving member - and Leader of the Church of England.
Peace be with you.
Next patient please!!

[ Edit: Edited on 20-May-2009, at 11:16 by Redpaddy ]

37. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

They're classified as sects. There are no Mormon or Jehovah's Witnesses schools in GB.

Is that a legal classification?

38. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

I've no idea - ain't gonna spend time looking for the answers and really don't care.
Amen.

39. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

I've no idea - ain't gonna spend time looking for the answers and really don't care.
Amen.

So why make the statement that Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are classified as sects in the UK when you have no idea about it?

40. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting Redpaddy

I've no idea - ain't gonna spend time looking for the answers and really don't care.
Amen.

So why make the statement that Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses are classified as sects in the UK when you have no idea about it?

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He is probably saying its classified as a Christian sect. Catholics are Christians too? But I really don't want these labels anymore... I say I am a conflicted catholic, for the convenience of a labelled-obssesed society.