A minister was telling me today how the Church attracts deviants. I previously put it this way on this blog: the Church attracts the best and the worst. If you want to find truly godly people, look in the Church -- and if you want to find truly ungodly people, look in the Church. I think there are two reasons for this. Firstly, the Church tends to be trusting, naive, unprofessional. It's a good place for people with ungodly plans. Secondly, the Church tends to offer many people recognition where they find none in the world. You can be a hero in the Church for casting out demons, forgiving enemies, holding the purse strings, and so on, where the world doesn't care. OBSERVATION: Many would add that the Church is a spiritual battleground, where godly and ungodly meet.