Monday, February 14, 2005

Take the power

to set you free
Kick down the door and throw away the key
Give up your needs...
Your poisoned seeds
Find yourself elected to a different kind of creed
"Money Can't Buy It" © 1992 Annie Lennox

One quick note before I turn in, hoping to get a decent night's sleep for once. I know I rag on the Fundies and have ot remind myself that there are mainstream "Evangelical" Churches that aren't radical right politicos. I also know that there are people within the Evangelical/Fundamentalist movement who are good Christians in every sense of the word.

There's something special about people who are on a "higher"spiritual plane (for lack of better terminology), and by using the word spiritual I'm not referring exclusively to members of organized religion or those who are overtly devout/frum. Maybe it's a degree of self-actualization, a better relationship with the world, a combination of both and/or something altogether different. I don't know. What I can tell you is that when it comes to "testifying" and/or expressing your faith (something considered key to Evangelical faiths), the best way to do it is by living it. People recognize when someone is settled, comfortable with themselves and "right with G-d" - it shows in how they act and how they treat others (and how unthreatened they are by the beliefs of others). Those subscribing to other ideologies are very comfortable around these people because they see us for who we are just as we see the light that shines from them.


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1 comment:

Faithful Progressive said...

Ol cranky:

Enjoy your site--great name, posts & links.

I linked & tried to address your last post about Evangelicals here: Finding the Path to Peace: Thich Nhat Hanh & Hans Kung.