Originally Posted by Matt Algren
As much as I recognize and respect the fact that not everybody here is a Christian, I'd love to be able to talk about my faith without having to start with the basics. The only thread around here in recent memory that deals with religion/faith/the Bible is one started with the purpose of poking fun. (And I don't mean that as an attack. Lord knows I'm in for some poking fun from time to time.)
I, too, miss the days when we talked theology and/or spirituality around here. I remember when both udog and Andy (both Calvinists
) could spend more time theologizing here. I was in awe of their knowledge of Scripture and the biblical languages and their ability to put questions of religion into context. I enjoy the Budhist and pagan/wiccan positions expressed here, because all of this comes from the force of the universe, call her what you will. I especially like to hear good news over and over again about how I am loved, cherished actually, by that same power we struggle to understand (all except the atheists, Rick?). I learn from Rick and others, too. They seem even more tuned into the human condition sometimes than we more religious types are. I feel we need all the voices of good will here that we can muster. I will try not to be so absent and so silent in future.