Monday, July 17, 2006

What Bible is he reading?

Combat fear, fundamentalism and Fox News, says church leader

Respectfully submitted for your consideration. Am I the only one that thinks Dr. Edgar has added a little to God's Word?

“Studying the Scriptures, I find there are five directions God is calling us to walk together with Jesus”.

He then lists the five as: peace, poverty, planet earth, people's rights, and pluralism.

One and two are strongly emphasized in my copies of God's Word. But three, four, and five? Am I missing something?

Sir C, worrying about church leadership now more than ever

9 comments:

  1. "People's rights" might do depending on how that is interpreted(do justice and love mercy)

    Planet Earth("rule and name the creatures"-an incredible stretch)

    pluralism-("from every tribe and nation")

    I am being ironical of course. This does seem to be a unique form of "commentary" to say the least, especially if those things are considered a foundation of Christianity.
    I think he is injecting his political belief into his religion until it has taken over. Not uncommon.

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  2. If all truth is God's truth, then as sir jason concludes, I think this guy is adding his own spin. You can take a nugget of knowledge and get into a whole world of wrong.

    But the pluralism thing was got me where that comes from. "One way to the Father" seems pretty clear to me.

    sir don.....
    Knight of the Golden Horseshoe

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  3. But the pluralism thing was got me where that comes from. "One way to the Father" seems pretty clear to me.
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    Quite so. "many paths" not only violates scripture-which you can't blame an unbeliever for but is not appropriate to a clergyman-but logic for contradictory statements cannot be both be true.

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  4. You guys are both right on. I attributed that one to the "church is trying to be inclusive" thing. I was also bothered by the other two. Extending the lessons of stewardardship to taking care of the Earth...stretching a point always results in diluting its real intent. And for the sake of taking up the cause of a secular "religion". And then rights...I guess I'm convinced (convicted?) that our only human right is to die an eternal death, and that all other things we enjoy here are privileges of God's grace.

    Sir C

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  5. Wish the article would have elaborated on what his fear of Fox News is...

    Sir C

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  6. Wish the article would have elaborated on what his fear of Fox News is...
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    His fear is the popularity of Fox News. Liberals get emotional about Fox, as they are not really used to conservative TV stations.

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  7. Well, I understand that, but I just wish I could understand what part of Fox News they have a problem with. Bill O'Reilly, or one of the others? The way the news is reported in general? I've always thought that Fox went out of it's way to report both sides of a story without slant, whereas on CNN and PBS the conservative side of the story usually comes off as the bad guy. Note the coverage of the current Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    So how does a fellow you label a "liberal" get to be the head of the National Council of Churches, especially with those views?

    Oh - I just checked out their web site and scanned the member organizations - now I get it.

    Ah, a good thing came out of this story after all. I now know how to identify "liberal" Christianity in America.

    Sir C

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  8. “in the footsteps of Jesus,” actively leading today’s world to affirm values that Jesus taught and practiced, while addressing the challenges of “fear, fundamentalism, and Fox News”.

    So Jesus is against Fox News? What part of the bible is that found in?

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  9. So Jesus is against Fox News? What part of the bible is that found in?
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    Edgar 5:7

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