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A difference between liberal and conservative protestantism:
I think if there is a key difference it’s this: what is the purpose of creeds, of the church, of liturgy.
Jesus notes the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. As a liberal I’m apt to see these things as instrumental, not as the purpose of the religious life.
They are the means, the end is love of God and of neighbor, or of union with God, or a life which lives according to the proper ordering God has made of this world, etc.
I see conservatives get rather upset if some aspect of some instrument is modified, “reconstructed” and sometimes they have a point.
Some instruments are vital and sometimes they're not. Tying people’s faith to instruments which no longer fulfill the role for which they were created often creates roadblocks for faith.