Many articles have been published in various Canadian media about the UCC members voting to boycott products made in Israel. Regardless of the content of the article, we would like to share a sample of three articles’ comments with you:
Article 1) United Church members vote for boycott of products from Israeli settlements
The Toronto Star, Josh Tapper
Who Says? As a former member of the UC I find this action typical. The church has a history of acting on half- facts put forth by an inside group. General Council hasn’t represented the members of the church for years although it is touted as the “voice” of its members. Supporting division in a dispute doesn’t leave you much room at the table to act as a a conciliator. It’s embarrassing.
Wow. UC racing into extinction. Stupid is as stupid does. And stupid will have nothing more than some nice real estate without any churchgoing members in less than a generation. Meanwhile, real religions that actually worship god and not politics will grow.
Inconsistent and ignorant. I have always thought that Christians should have political opinions. That said, those opinions I feel, should be based on love your neighbour and love God. I do not accept that Palestianian Christians are the main reason for this action. When asked why not opinions on Darfur, Syria, etc and why not opinions on lobbing rockets, reasons were murky and weak. Azerbaizhan… why no comment here.
Becoming more like big unions. This sect is becoming more like big unions sticking its nose into things that are not part of its charter or what the vast amount of the members want it to be doing. A real church would be out saving souls not condemning them . Shame on the elders and pity on the members
I am a UC member. The General Council needs to start looking at what can be done to stem the outward flow of people and look at what needs to be done to get people back in the pews before more people like myself become thoroughly disenchanted and leave to fins someplace else more spiitually fulfilling.And i see this proposal voted on by General Council as a non-issue by the rank & file. When I attend church I see mostly a sea of grey hair and on some Sundays its more like a puddle as attendance is dwindling significantly. The church has moved from scripture and a god-centred place to one that is morre concerned with the social issues of the day and its paying the price.
Article 2) United Church of Canada drops Israel
The Toronto Sun, Terry Davidson
This seems funny, since the folks at the United Church pray to Jesus…who was a Jew. Jesus didn’t even start the Christian religion.
And the United Church’s death spiral continues. Things like this make them less and less relevant to their own congregants as well as to Canadians in general.
I sense an name change to the United Church of Palestine coming soon.
These are suppose to be Christians. I don’t see any love in what they are advising. How would this make anything better for anyone.
The United Chuurch has mutated into a left wing political party.
Small wonder the pews are empty
Great. Another religious figure and organization that holds no meaning in the 21st century for me.
That about makes ….all of them.
Heretic so-called church should guard themselves from commenting on anything Israeli, without first learning some history, and a little geopolitics. Then, you would need to throw in a little common sense about a 2-state solution, when one of the 2, avows to this day to destroy the other. The precondition is that BOTH must agree to each others right to exist. Until then, it’s a waste of time.
The West should stop giving money to the governments in Gaza and the West Bank until these people stop teaching their children the vial ha tred of their “peace” partner.
Article 3) Church’s selective Israeli boycott causes outrage
Sun News, Daniel Proussalidis
Denis George Miller