“Reforming” the Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden, although no longer a state church, remains an important force in Swedish society. In a time when Sweden’s political, media, and academic establishment are eager to jettison pretty much everything that makes Sweden Swedish, no institution plays a more central role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage than the national church. Yes, ethnic Swedes have become overwhelmingly secular, but, like their cousins elsewhere in Scandinavia, they still look to their national church as a bearer of tradition and a setting within which they wish to baptize and confirm their children and hold their weddings and funerals.

Yet, even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden.

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  • Watchman

    “no institution plays a more central role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage than the national church.”
    Which, given the current state of the Sweden’s cultural heritage, and its prospects in the future would, in a sane world, lead to the execution of all church officials for treason and reeducation of the congregants as to the true purpose of churches and the role and supremacy of christianity.

  • BillyHW

    God commanded us not to let women speak in church, and not to let women vote.

    But we didn’t listen.

    Woe to us.

    Woe.

    • WildWelshWoman

      Will you knock it off! You’re always dissing women! Sheesh!

      • ntt1

        My local Anglican church was destroyed by a female reverend imposed on us. from 150 members to 18 in one year. and the female homosexual head of the United church even questioned whether there was a God and the Christ’s Divinity. There may be a kernel of truth there.

        • Watchman

          “The second greatest accomplishment of Satan is to convince people believe that he (Satan) doesn’t exist, but by far the greatest accomplishment was to convince people that God does not exist.”

        • David Murrell

          True, as a ministry-working, church-attending Baptist, my reading of the Bible says that God wants us to love and respect women, and not to use foul language to others. A number of times, on this site, troll-BillyHW has posted “f*** y**” to men as well as women, on top of his psychopathic loathing of women. His postings are much, much closer to fundamentalist Islam than to anything Christian.

          BillyHW’s references to the Bible and Christianity are hurtful to those of us working in the trenches for Jesus, and who are working to defeat Islam. There is a war going on, and BillyHW is working for the other side.

          • El Martyachi ✓ᴴᵉˡᶦᶜᵒᵖᵗᵉʳᶦˢᵗ

            Here’s the thing. Your generation’s moderate and well-reasoned approach to gender relations has gotten us where we are now. Say what you will about Billy’s shock-jock approach, this situation is on you and not him.

          • Tooth&Claw

            Billy doesn’t care. His focus is almost singular on the sex that gave him birth.

        • WildWelshWoman

          So, because you believe that ONE woman destroyed your local Anglican church ALL women are evil? If that’s the case then you’re as bad as BillyHW.

      • BillyHW
        • Linda1000

          That made me laugh. lol This group should go join the screamers against Trump.

          • Watchman

            I think they staged this specifically to piss off BillyHW. We happen to be the fallout. Still, I think it is important to publicise this to show the intellectual rigour and brilliance of the feminist mind.

          • BillyHW

            Some people laugh, some people cry.

          • Linda1000

            So Bob Marley was correct singing “No woman, no cry”. Probably the only Reggae song I like.

        • ntt1

          If this was done in Canada then we all paid for it.

        • WildWelshWoman

          You think ALL women are like that, Billy? If so, then you are a huge part of the problem.

      • David Murrell

        BillyHW is a nasty troll who wants to hurt and disrupt this BCF site as much as possible. He does this by play-acting as stupid and as mean spirited as possible.

        WWW, please keep posting on this site. We value the comments of ALL conservatives, and want to carry the fight against fundamentalist Islam. BillyHW supports fundamentalist Islam. This is why he trolls on this site.

        • WildWelshWoman

          Well, it’s pretty easy to get around… I’ll block him and then I’ll never have to read his asinine opinions again. 🙂

          • David Murrell

            I keep forgetting about that. I will keep that in mind and suggest that to others, of troll-BillyHW’s abuse.

      • Tooth&Claw

        I believe that it was Paul that said that about women. Not God.

        • WildWelshWoman

          Pssst… I didn’t say anything about God and women. Someone else responded with that comment.

          • Tooth&Claw

            I know, but I have that troll blocked so as to eliminate repetitive misogynist ranting.

          • WildWelshWoman

            I’m about to block him myself. Pity BCF can’t block him too.

  • JoKeR

    “Reforming” or “deforming”?

  • WildWelshWoman

    Have fun in Hell!

  • ntt1
  • Hard Little Machine

    She will convert to Islam she will invite her followers to Islam. By 2022 Islam will be the official state religion of Sweden. At first it won’t be necessary to be Muslim to get social services or hold public office because they will have to paint the illusion of a loyal opposition. Then Islam will get tired of the charade.

  • ontario john

    The Western main line liberal churches are disappearing faster than a Liberal Party promise. The only ones doing well or at least holding their own, are the evangelical and other conservative Christian churches. This is what happens when you welcome homosexual/lesbians into the clergy, abandon the Bible, and even deny God.

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      All the beautiful church building will likely get turned into mosques. And the ugly churches built in the 60’s too. (Muslims don’t seem to care about aesthetics much)

  • tom_billesley

    Croatian migrant felt unsafe in Malmö, Sweden, and left to go to ‘amazing’ Poland
    https://voiceofeurope.com/2017/10/croatian-migrant-leaves-unsafe-sweden-now-lives-happy-poland/