So, why do we as a church here in Exeter hate each other so much? (and believe you me from this vantage point it looks like hate). Perhaps we need to start with a new beginning. Why can't people on two sides of a theological debate (both claiming to be scripturally sound) find it difficult to talk to each other before and after church, during the week. How is it that non-members of the community can be friends while the "women in office side of the spectrum" are worthy to be walked passed unnoticed. Council has to do a bit of naval gazing but it is they who hold the purse strings of leadership in the church. Now is not the time for pride, now is the time for healing. Ask yourself, where will we be in 5 or 10 years. Are we still fighting over the same issues or have we moved on. How many people will find the church less relevant over that period of time. How many have stepped forward and offered an olive branch. Even in the Middle East they at least attempt to have peace talks. Where is the peace talks for the communion of the saints for the people of this church. How can one issue delve into the depths of Christian depravity. How are we perceived by other Christian Churches in the Town of Exeter?