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O God, thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.
Old Breton fisherman s prayer
“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner.” That’s not from the Bible. That’s actually a quote from Mohandas Gandhi. Funny how conservative Christians treat the words of a Hindu as if they came straight from God. I like Gandhi, don’t get … Continue reading
I was thinking about Exodus 20:3 today, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. It seems a strange way to word that commandment. Why not just say, “Thou shalt have no other gods”, period – end of statement? The … Continue reading
Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading
Anyone who persists with any of the illogically unscientific notions that: The universe is more than just a spontaneous accident; Anything is greater than the sum of its parts; There is true meaning or purpose to anything; Guilt is more … Continue reading
Regardless of what some particular verse in the Bible seems to say, I firmly believe that it is really, really hard to sin when what you do is out of (agape) love.
Maybe trying to be “good” isn’t the answer. Who decides what is good? Maybe trying to do the “right” thing isn’t the answer. Who decides what is right? Maybe, just maybe *loving* each other is the answer. No one else … Continue reading
Jesus tells us to love one another, always. But sometimes we may meet people who we believe are genuinely unloveable by any human standards. That is when we let God love them through us.