Wednesday, June 1, 2011

what does it say

Someone, a woman that I greatly respect, said to me the other day:

"Ultimately, I just had to really think about what my religion had to say about me, as a woman, and people that I loved."


  1. Did she mean how they thought of them now or for eternity or, or, or? You know me...always have questions! That's a good thought. I wonder what she concluded. What do YOU conclude from answering this question? Is it something you consider important also when thinking about your religion? If so, how important? Enough to reject "God" over it? I put quotes because maybe if you reject it, you believe it's not what God truly would have said, but only man's interpretation.

    Great, I think my comment is longer than your post!

  2. All of it. What does your religion say about women and their history, their lives and place now, and their fates in the afterlife.

    Well...she concluded that religion was not for her. :)

    I conclude that religion says a lot. The question is, can you derive benefit from something that teaches you to regard the 'other' as flawed?

  3. Hmmm, that's a good question. I don't know that my "religion" teaches that the "other" is flawed though you know it teaches some will go to hell. and that's not a fate I wish upon anyone and why I believe in missions. But, then I realize people think that is arrogant of me to believe my way (or Jesus' way rather) is how it is. *sigh*

    I really wish for universalism to be right!

  4. Well, to be fair, it pretty much teaches that all are flawed, of course. :) But what I meant was that those who do not believe as we do, who don't subscribe to the same 'rules' (which seem arbitrary and cruel if looked at from a different angle than that of belief as divine revelation), are doomed.

  5. Gotcha! Is that why we are supposed to tell people "the good news"?

    Yes, we are all flawed except God...true. Thanks for pointing out the obvious. :)


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