Monday, June 13, 2005

Testicular Fortitude: Part Deux

This guy does not need neuticals. American Theologian Matthew Fox paid homage to Martin Luther by nailing an updated version of Luther's 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Cathedral last Wednesday. In it, he addresses his concerns about the injustices and power abuses he sees in the Vatican under Pope Benedict XVI as well as apathy in the Protestant Churches.
"Jesus said nothing about condoms, birth control or homosexuality," says one of the Theses. Fox said it is time for Christians to choose who the Church will follow: an "angry exclusionary God or the loving God who opens the path to wisdom."

Among his other theses are: "God is both Father and Mother" and "Religion is not necessary, but spirituality is."

German camera crews recorded the nailing of the theses to the church door and continued to roll as curious tourists read them - some proclaiming their agreement.
Fox is no stranger to Ratz, who tangled with him in the 80s a result of which was JPII's banishment of Fox from the Dominican Order and subsequent conversion to the Episcopalian church.
"At this critical time in human and planetary history, when the earth is being ravaged by the violence of war, poverty, sexism, homophobia and eco-destruction, we need to gather those who offer a future that is one of compassion, creativity and justice to stand up and speak their conscience together as never before. Religion ought to be part of the solution, not the problem."
Suffice it to say, I doubt Fox supports the Christian Coaltion's homage to Hitler.

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