November 25, 2003

Whose Word?

While I won't go into detail about current personal matters, several bloggers have expressed sentiments about religion that I share. I previously posted a link dealing with religion. Here are two more:

Cobb asks Whose Word of God?

In the life of Christ we are 'living members'. I don't know how else to explain it other than by the understanding that Christ himself was at odds with the Scribes and the Pharisees who were the leaders of the church of the God of Abraham. What I'm saying is that Jesus himself had issues with the Bible thumping fundamentalists of His day. What he specifically didn't do in his ministry was to go around telling people how they were living in contradiction to the written word of God. And this more than anything angered the church leaders of his time, and they sought to trap him with trick questions about religious law. His commandment was about Love. Jesus wasn't a scold, and it is my belief that our calling to be Christlike does not also require us to scold, rather it calls us to Do Right.

Earlier, Laura talked about reverse backsliding

... [I]f I can say one thing about my experience in the queer and church communities, which really aren't supposed to be compared at all, it's this: I'm not very good at either.

Posted by ronn at November 25, 2003 08:00 PM