Tuesday, February 22, 2005
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Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. —Rainer Maria Rilke
Isn't it great to know that you're in good company?! (... actually, I think as a socialist I fared worse than you did, probably because I tend to quibble with the questions so much I rarely checked "strongly" ;)
And isn't it good to know that the Bible supports the flat-tax?!
Hmmm...now where could you have stumbled onto that?
I'm actually a secular humanist too.
And, Pilgrim, I think that flat-tax thing is in Hezekiah.
I find it interesting that having no opinion costs you more points than totally disagreeing. I also find it interesting that a Biblical worldview involves being utterly polarized on every issue. This scares me.
I've never taken one of these that actually had a correct answer before. That is so handy. I guess it's time to go back, rethink my incorrect answers, and sign up for a brainwashing -- er, worldview -- weekend.
I took the test a few months ago and found out I was only 35% Christian. And in some areas, I was negative percent Christian. Wow.
I'm enjoying reading your entries, by the way.
Interestingly, I was listening to a tape by Walter Brueggeman last night in which he challenged the group of almost-outta-here pastors he was speaking to to engage in moral discourse, something hardly anyone does today. Some -- the Church amongst them -- treat everything as settled; others just avoid the discourse (and possible confrontation) entirely. To really engage in moral discourse, look for the principles and how to faithfully interpret them for today, that's vastly subversive, courageous and important for the Church.
And, hey, Brueggeman said it, I believe it, that settles it ;)
Brandon, eventually blog-life comes full circle. The feminarian (.. I suspect, at least?) might have picked up this treasure in my blog, but I think I first read about it elsewhere and was recently reminded of it in yours :D
Pilgrim's right - I got it from her. But actually I was just about to post the New Pentagruel article, as well. I'll stop copying you now, Brandon. : )
Nah, don't stop copying me. How else would I know if what I was writing was cool?
Hello! I'm new to your site, love it already although I must admit to experiencing dry heaves and hives while visiting this particular link. Nothing like the marriage of America and Christianity to set me off! When I recover, I intend to find out how far the mighty ex-fundamentalist has fallen - keeping my fingers crossed for secular humanist!
I thought I would be somewhere near liberal-evangelical, like the feminarian's introductory description. It turns out that I have a Socialist Worldview. Can someone tell me who these guys are? They sound like they believe George W Bush is the real Pope and that govt. is the real church? Would that be a true understanding of this web site's religion?
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