[quote="flatlanderjenn, post:14, topic:215829"]
I watched it all online at pbs.org/godinamerica
It was very interesting to see how so many protestant denominations came about throughout American history. So many had different thoughts on interpreting scripture and what God would want for moral issues like slavery that they continually divided. It may have been better to be titled "Religion in America" or "The Division of Religion in America.":p The prejudice of Protestants towards the Catholic Irish immigrants was pretty explicit: Satan (Catholics) had been let loose in Eden (America).
I didn't realize Judiasm had a Reformation in America. Did they reform and become "modern" in other countries as well? The 'Unkosher Meal' was repulsive, an insult to the traditional Jewish community.
What do you suppose the narrator meant in the last hour when he said the Catholic Church in the US had to adapt Mexican Catholic rituals? It was a single sentence, and he didn't specify.
There was a lot of prejudice the other way too. Nuns in school were not happy that two of us girls entered the Episcopal Church down the street. Wanted to see what it looked like. Part of my family were Methodist and Episcopalian. They were deligent when we visited always making sure that we got to Church and always had fish for us on Fridays. In the 60s, you were not allowed to be a bridesmaid in a non-Catholic wedding. Things have changed.
I believe the Reform rabbi was trying to make the point that there weren't any restrictions in the Torah re. eating meat and dairy together or at the same meal, nor was there a restriction in the Torah re. shellfish. So....enjoy.
I don't think the narrator "gets" it. Mexican Catholicism is same as any. We know their rituals because they're ours and we'd participate in them in Mexico but here we do same but maybe in a quieter way.
Glen Beck was talking about the secular religion of earth worship infiltrating the Churches. He's right. George Soros is behind it. Apparently, there is a move on to "green" the churches.....solar energy etc. Okay, that may be fine but the main thing is to remember that in God's plan, the earth and its animals and plants serve us and not the other way around. This will be our battle today.