A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Perils of Conformity

This was a quote I gleamed off of Fr Jake's site. It identifies a problem with the drive to conformity that the right seeks. "Any insistence to agree on everything sounds like a call to build a new “Tower of Babel.”

In the story, unity of language and purpose led to pride, with the people patting themselves on the back for being so smart. (So) God decided to destroy the tower and to confuse our language in order to keep us mindful that only God creates anything of lasting significance.
Differences remind us that God alone is sovereign – not you, me, theologians or doctrines. Divergent ideas and actions, even heretical ones, will not destroy us, our faith, or Our Lord. But they will lead us to ask more questions, find new answers, correct old errors..."

1 Comments:

At 8:45 PM , Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

after reading what I wrote in my previous post I realize it was a tad snippy. My appologies. That'll teach me to have a shot of J&B and post.

 

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