I found that a lot of the time when I ask a question of a christian I
get what I call their blanket of scripture. A selection of verses
that they have chozen to answer me with. Overall I kind of think of
the bible as an island in a sea of interpretation and is probably a
book god prepared for his son rather then for us.
I also think the imminent end has been drawn out by the prayers of
those who don't want it to happen in their time. The older I get the
more I see people wanting the end to come in their time and with it
comes this sence of impending doom. Perhaps this is how
interpretative quilting came about.
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, Haaike Barnard
> Question: It is interesting to read the references and cross-
references among a variety of religious meta-narratives such as the
Bible, the Qur'an, the AGJC, and others, and the
resultant "integration" is even more interesting. But my question is
actually a simple one, and it touches on essential hermeneutics - Do
these various writings allow, suggest or even imply permission to do
this kind of interpretative quilting? This is like taking my family
narrative and "interweaving" it with another family narrative in
South Korea in order to construct a "meta-view" of "humankind". I
don't see the logic or need for this kind of thing here. It seems to
me that one can construct any theory at any time by doing this.
After a while it becomes so vague and thin, because it is so
stretched, that the result is not truth or authentic insight, but
> Jsut wondering...
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> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:45:43 PM
> Subject: [reluctant-messenger] Re: Who is GOD the Father and who is
> --Wow Chester, this is pretty much how I beleive. You just put it
> much better words our shalll i say you studied way more then me,
> I am still just a child in Gods eyes moving fast. But as a man that
> does read the word of God I do have a interesting scripture that
> to me as I read your input so I will share it. But as far as I am
> concern this was well written by you. Thanks for sharing such
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