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  • M. Thannisch
    Jul 1, 2002
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      Dear Glenn,

      Good recommendation. I would like to add a bit though. It is of extreme
      importance that we teach all the faith. Many Christians have been misled by
      this garbage. People are fascinated by meditation etc. Please give your
      youth and young (and old ) adults the Christian alternatives. In Christian
      Meditation we fill out minds with Christ instead of emptying ourselves.
      People also need to hear about (and practice) Christian healing.

      If you are not up on these, there is lots of good info. I personally
      recommend Agnes Sanford as a beginning. Her books are clear and concise.
      The only one that I remember having anything approaching heresy was her
      spiritual autobiography (but she was quite old when she wrote that) If you
      have a study group, you can discuss it. Agnes Sanford for those not in the
      know was the daughter of Presbyterian Missionaries to China. She married an
      Episcopal Missionary to China, and began a healing ministry in the Episcopal
      church that has spread out to other mainline communions.

      Shalom in Yeshua ha Moshiach

      Michael Joe Thannisch
      mjthan@...

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "bpglenn" <bpglenn@...>
      To: <liturgy-l@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 2:35 PM
      Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] course in miracles


      > Unless you are turned on by New Age religion I would leave the Course in
      > Miracles alone. From their website section title, "What it Says" comes
      > this paragraph:
      >
      > The world we see merely reflects our own internal frame
      > of reference-the dominant ideas, wishes and emotions in
      > our minds.
      > "Projection makes perception" (Text, p. 445). We look inside first,
      > decide the kind of world we want to see and then project that world
      > outside,
      > making it the truth as we see it. We make it true by our
      > interpretations of
      > what it is we are seeing. If we are using perception to justify our
      > own
      > mistakes-our anger, our impulses to attack, our lack of love in
      > whatever
      > form it may take-we will see a world of evil, destruction,
      > malice, envy
      > "good" and "charitable," but because what we are seeing is not true. We
      > have distorted the world by our twisted defenses, and are therefore
      > seeing what is not there. As we learn to recognize our perceptual
      > errors,
      > we also learn to look past them or "forgive." At the same time we are
      > forgiving ourselves, looking past our distorted self-concepts to the
      > Self
      > That God created in us and as us.
      >
      > and the whole course sounds like that. I would find the course a waste
      > of time and I'm afraid that some folks replace their Christtian faith
      > with this stuff. In our area this course is taught by the
      > Unitarian-Universal Church and The Church of Religous Science.
      >
      > +Glenn
      >
      > sharon brown wrote:
      > >
      > > i know this is a very non-liturgical question, but i'm not sure what
      other
      > > group of folk i know and trust as much as all of you to ask this of -
      > >
      > > i saw a 30 minute show on pbs today called "the visionaries" which
      featured
      > > "a course in miracles."
      > >
      > > i'm sure you've heard of it, and know more about it than i do.
      > >
      > > it sounds intriguing - do you think i'd benefit from exploring it?
      > >
      > > obviously, feel free to answer off-list if you like.
      > >
      > > thanks,
      > >
      > > Soli Deo Gloria!
      > >
      > > sharon, osb
      > > a.k.a.
      > > sarge
      > >
      > > "disability is not the same as inability!"
      > >
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