Saturday, 9 December 2006

opinion columns

Andrew Linzey has written for The Times about why Animals must not be scapegoats.
Also in that paper, Roderick Strange writes that Advent means no more hiding out in the hills and valleys.

Colin Slee writes in the Guardian about why banning Christmas is ignorant and counter-cultural, see Face to Faith.

Christopher Howse has his regular Sacred Mysteries column in the Telegraph. This week the title is Another kind of comfort.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Saturday, 9 December 2006 at 8:47am GMT | TrackBack
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I liked Strange's article. There are many parts of the bible where God talks of levelling the path, or removing roadblocks. I love God's promise in Isaiah 49:11 "I will turn all my mountains into roads, and my highways will be raised up." Leviticus 19:14-15 is also excellent. A word search for "stumbling" brings up some excellent passages. Romans 9:32-33 is fun for those who know the joke. Then there is Paul's writing Romans 14:13 "Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s (or sister's) way."

There's a nice link back to Linzey's article by way of a passage recently referred to on www.torah.org Moses' exortations in Exodus 23:1-9 on the Laws of Justice and Mercy - which includes (23:5). "If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it."

Posted by: Cheryl Clough on Saturday, 9 December 2006 at 8:53pm GMT

Andrew Linzey's piece in The Times is a good read.

Nice to find a theologian who is so much the master of his field that he can make one interested in something that is essentially quite uncomfortable to all carnivores. .


Posted by: Martin Reynolds on Saturday, 9 December 2006 at 10:53pm GMT
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