Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Epiphanies - Part II

My friend Paul posted this comment today regarding the Donnie Darko - er, Davies - video:

"OK, so I found Donnie’s repulsive music video. "The Bible Says" video is now on Donnie's band's site.

Here’s an alternative view of what the Bible says:

Last summer, I closely followed Soul Force's Equality Ride. The stories from the participants brought tears to my eyes and opened up my checkbook."

I spent a good deal of time today looking at Soulforce's website. It is a powerful, logical, loving commentary from a gay and Christian viewpoint, about how the interpretation of the Bible can change without the true message of God being slighted. While I am not a religious person, I do still believe in some form of God or another, and have always been frustrated with the fact that while the Bible has a lot of historical truth and moral guidance, the parts most often quoted by the radical, extremist right have never jived with my own experience and beliefs. This group has made such sane, solid representation of the idea that modern-day interpretation of the Bible - not the Bible itself - is where we run into trouble with any "gay vs. Christian" roadblocks.

This could very well be an epiphany for me.

Whatever your beliefs, non-beliefs, etc. - it's definitely worth a visit. I've added their website to my "Links" list.

Paul - thank you.


Paul said...

Gosh, thanks for the shout out.

Now that we've had a rather full day of discussing religion, should we move on to politics? Or the weather?

Matt said...

I think I'll go back to some fluff posts for a while ...

Paul said...

Fluff? Fluffer?

What are we talking about here?

Matt said...

No, no, no ... "fluff", you know, boring thoughtless personal posts with pretty pictures and stuff.

john said...

Hi Matt, I'm going to visit the website.
Sorry I haven't been around in awhile. I've been bogged down with studying. I miss your posts!!