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The Church Do we need Church at all That is the first question which comes into my mind when I think of the issue from our postmodern perspective The most striking feature of a secularised society is the distance between church and society The earlier generation had a appreciation offor the Church even though if it was false sometimes and it was very much determined by the Enlightenment This false evaluations of the Church mainly surrounded of the social duty national cultural politics economy social position etc of the Church as primary task The main emphasise was on her social status and the religious aspect often reviled secondary The growing individualism questions the need of the Church from the religious aspects as well One can be a good singer without participating in a coir or music band just as somebody can be a good believer without being part of a congregation The secularism took the consequences of this view when questionned the need of the institutional Church Modern theology also supported the secularist view whit its subjective anthropological view We have to take seriously this phenomenon It is not so negative as it appears to be in the first sight We have to see that the intention of secularism is not to oppose the Gospel but the institution of the Church which was unable to follow the challenges of the modern society Secularism is turning a way from the clergy and its practise turning away of the static institutionalised Christianity which often lost her identity Our experience underlines the fact that if we are able to proclaim the Gospel faithfully then we will always find people who are interested in what we are saying Today we can say that there is a growing need towards religious matters The Church often fails to find the new forms to place herself in the society Definitely the place would not be the centre of
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