Monday, June 15, 2009
Proclamation not Protection:
"If we keep up this legalistic, doctrinal attitude, nothing will be possible in TEC -and we will head toward something much worse than financial bankruptcy - spiritual bankruptcy .
If we keep arguing about what is right in these terms we only delay our demise.
People who think they are protecting the faith are only delaying the death of the body they think they are protecting....
....We need proclamations folks - not protection.
We need adventurous souls not absolutely (there are none anyway) correct ones.
To look carefully means we have to exercise judgment - not keep citing Bible or creed as a way of avoiding judgments ourselves.
Knowledge about history, theology, and geography is only the beginning of wisdom.
It is the wisdom of the holy community we seek and that means we have to have people thinking about the future as well as trying to protect what they presume to be the correctness of the past.
Because we are all human we are going to be in a mess if we believe there is an absolute correctness. There ain't no such thing. It only is approximate at best!"
Walter Cameron Righter
June 15, 2009