Saturday, 24 May 2008

opinions just after Trinity

In The Times Roderick Strange writes about Corpus Christi in A simple supper in an upper room that feeds us still.

In the Guardian Stephen Heap discusses A truly secular approach can resolve conflicts between religious law and the law of the land.

Christians have no monopoly on morality, says Lisa Jardine, who is interviewed in in the New Statesman.

Also Julian Baggini writes that we need new ways to decide ethical issues in Now let the real battle begin.

Giles Fraser writes in the Church Times about Levelling with odd bedfellows.

Christopher Howse writes in the Telegraph about The voices that Joan of Arc heard.

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Saturday, 24 May 2008 at 6:20pm BST | TrackBack
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A delightful range of articles. I've always liked Joan of Arc, I confess to a fondness for souls who confound the authorities by proving beyond reasonable doubt what exists and is possible, even though the authorities deny it or try to bring it under their control. I similarly love Elisha and Elija, both of whoms consciousnesses were carried by Elisha after Elija's body's death. It amuses me no end to see Jews and Christians who despise and advocate against spiritists, yet here is one of their favourite prophets apparently transgressing a fundamental principle. A prophet who was then with Moses and Jesus in the cloud of the Divine Presence at Jesus' transfiguration.

One of the saddest things about egotistical souls is how they first try to thwart reformations and then seek to claim ownership and regulate it. A bit like the Catholic recently acknowledging an need for respect and reverance for this planet, but then trying to dimiss and contain the feminine.

In that sense, I loved the wisdom in many of these articles and the awareness of the need to recognise and appreciate wisdom from other faiths and streams. We see this looking beyond the surface in the bible e.g. Isaiah 11, Micah 4, Zephaniah 3:12-20, Hosea 2:18-23

Posted by: Cheryl Va. on Sunday, 25 May 2008 at 12:41am BST
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