Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Cultural Assumption" is what Damien calls it.

Damien has some great words regarding the sad misplaced attention on The DaVinci Code when there are so many other 'battles to fight' (pardon the military metaphor).

He reminded me about the Dateline show tonight with Bono regarding Africa. Now I'm thinking about us checking into one of the house party/viewings that seem to be going on all across the US. Anyone else?


Darius said...

Bono's really great, isn't he? I mean, when entertainers get involved in these things, they don't always appear as well informed and really dedicated as he does.

Darius said...

Ryan, I sincerely appreciate your comment back on my blog and seeing that someone else who comes from out of a Christian perspective is seeing things from a similar angle.

I decided to just put it out there even if it bothers most people who consider themselves Christians. Before, I didn't want to say anything critical, just stick to the positive. But with the far right becoming so overwhelming, even if it's just a little blog, I felt like putting something out there that's more truthful than all the shrill dogmatic lunacy that's passing for religion.

Trying not to take an antagonistic tone though, since it never helps and that's just your ego talking anway.

Just noticed your quote - I love it:

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

- Gandhi

I can just about picture the man scratchin' his head!

Correy said...

Mahatma Ghandi acknowledged the inability of his religion to atone for sin. Despite his moral lifestyle and good works, he admitted, "It is a constant torture to me that I am still so far from Him whom I know to be my very life and being. I know it is my own wretchedness and wickedness that keeps me from Him."

All works based religions lead to futility and death. It is only in Jesus Christ that sinners can find forgiveness for their sins and deliverance from death and hell.

Kevin Beck said...

I love the blog. Great stuff. I miseed the Bono interview, but I'm glad someone with a mass audience is speaking up.

Reducing faith to getting people "out of hell and into heaven" just doesn't seem to me what God is all about. God is love, and showing love in creative ways is what it's all about.


Emma said...

you'll have to fill me on what he said since, well, coincidently i just bashed Bono (not really but sort of) on my blog a few days ago... ;)