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    inbred church

    Hi,

    could anyone tell me what an inbred church is?

    Thanks!

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    Re: inbred church

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    Hi,

    could anyone tell me what an inbred church is?

    Thanks!
    A church in which the congregation was inbred? Some context would help.

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    Re: inbred church

    It's a pdf file. hope you don't mind...

    https://www.google.com.br/url?sa=t&r...14195076,d.Y2I
    Last edited by Maria Carolina Morais; 13-Feb-2016 at 17:53.

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    Re: inbred church

    The phrase is "inbred church associations". They are talking about networking and broadening the input of ideas, "cross-pollination". So, it's likely to refer to inbred ideas, not people. They want to broaden the "vertical authority structures".

    The church is stagnating, and they want to share ideas with other congregations.

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    Re: inbred church

    Thanks, Raymott! So it could either be this or that they only have internal procriation, depending on the context, right?

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    Re: inbred church

    Yes, but I think I read enough of the context to think that it's the ideas and associations that are inbred, not the people.

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    Re: inbred church

    In future, Maria, please give the context in post #1.

    Thank you.

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    Re: inbred church

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Carolina Morais View Post
    So it could either be this or that they only have internal procreation, depending on the context, right?
    It could- some small religions that restrict procreation to members do have a problem with inbreeding, but this is not what the writer is talking about here.

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