Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Some random thoughts for today...

  • When you need to preach a prophetic truth, calling your people to account, it has to be done from a confessional stance. Because the reality is, we all struggle. It's not holding yourself as a standard of holiness, but a failure (like everyone else). But as one who in failure is moving toward God.
  • Some have made the point that many atheists are closer to God than many religious people. Being angry with God is being passionately involved, as opposed to many believers who take God for granted and hold him at a distance.
  • OK, so the New York Times interviewed 3 women in polygamous relationships about their responses to the new HBO show, 'Big Love'. Since these are primarily Mormon fundamentalists who as a group, I believe, would not support gay marriage or partnership in any form, I find this quote fascinating:
    "It's a more realistic view of a polygamous family that lives out in society than people have known," said Anne Wilde, a widow who was part of a multiple family for 33 years. "It can be seen as a viable alternative lifestyle between consenting adults."
    Does anybody but me see about 30 different directions you could go from here philosophically? Does putting these 2 together work at all or is this a massive example of cognitive dissonance? (Here's the url for the story: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/arts/television/28poly.html?_r=1&oref=slogin)