the challenge of the Church

What do you think of this quote by Augustine about his view of and love of the Christian Church:

“The Church is a whore, but she’s my mother.”

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One thought on “the challenge of the Church

  1. My thought is that it has to do with the church (Bride of Christ) being unfaithful. Man, being imperfect, has created so many offshoots of what the church was meant to be that it has become a “whore”. The original church was not about rituals, rules, cultures, or traditions, but of nonconformity. I think Augustine must have been saddened by what ‘religion’ had done to the ‘church’.

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