Monthly Archive: May 2006

Sweet Jesus 3

Picking up from last week: Straight from the Paraclete’s mouth. Right; Word of God, then? If you’re a professed Christian, the Son of God has the final answers—His lips to his Father’s ears. My taste among the four evangelists runs to Luke. Sparing on the narrative, he works harder to isolate the message from the …

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Sweet Jesus 2

Picking up from last week: “Pastorized” New Covenant. Here’s my point: context is everything. Take, for instance, the current rage to denounce homosexuality as a sin against God by quoting two passages from The Book of Leviticus, thusly: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; such a thing is an abomination.” …

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Sweet Jesus 1

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. —Mohandas Gandhi “When the shouting grows loudest in the ‘Amen Corner,’ it’s time to go home and lock the smokehouse door.” —Harry S Truman, quoting his grandfather, in “Plain Speaking” Anybody who calls himself a holy man and …

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