Thursday, September 08, 2005
A Serious Challenge For The Church
People who travel outside of their suburb to go to a mega-church might end up going to their local church...I'm not sure about the price of gas in all this, but I find the idea of a mega-church being anti-environmental quite interesting. Think about it.
A mega-church puts a whole bunch of cars on the road, and to draw those huge crowds they have to come from a pretty long way away. Comparably sized business are required to engage in mandatory carpooling, ridesharing, public transportation reimburement and other programs to reduce the auto emissions. I know that our local mega-church creates quite the little jam on Sunday mornings.
Wouldn't this be an interesting church-state case? Can such regulations be enforced against a mega-church? How would it affect the ministry of the church? More importantly, how long will it be before some anti-Christian left-leaning whacko puts this on the public radar for debate? Much as I am no fan of mega-churches, I would not want to see them go down like this.