Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The journey toward sentience.... what really was the Christian message.

Those that love to 'preach' exclusion are often those that feel the most excluded within themselves..... they really don't see the world in it's beauty, magnificence, and diversity. We are NOT all the same and that is the wonder of it. To abide by a few 'interpretations' in the bible is myopic and misses the point. If one is a 'Christian'.... one cannot pick and choose the verse that suits. You either get Christ's message or you live by virtue of dogma and dictum (the easier road for some). And, that was certainly not the point. The one passage in the bible about "not lying with a man as you would lie with a woman" was interpreted very differently prior to the 1900's.... it prescribed women as not being equal to man. Women were property and owned. Their role was that of servitude. So what are the evangelicals to do in this day and age.... chain their wives to the bedpost, kill a calf in sacrifice on every third sunday, etc.

The bright spot we see in this cloudy world is shone on the ever evolving magnificence of that great gift we were given..... sentience.... we are evolving.... despite the contrary and frightened rantings of those that are so afraid of that evolution.


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