Friday, 25 May 2012
I DON'T BELIEVE :
1. Don't believe that the Bible is the literal word of God.
2. Don't believe in the Fall/Redemption model of Christianity.
3. Don't believe in the virgin birth.
4. Don't believe in the physical resuscitation of Jesus body.
5. Don't believe in the three tiered universe (and therefore the ascension).
6. Don't believe that sex is a sin.
7. Don't believe that people should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, creed, or sexual orientation.
8. Don't believe that religion should control people using fear and guilt.
9. Don't believe that Jesus is the only path to God.
10.Don't believe that Jesus is divine in a way that others are not.
11.Don't believe in the judgement - personal or collective.
I DO BELIEVE :
1. Do believe that the Bible should be interpreted as poetry and metaphor. (Taking into account the individual authorship and the cultural and historical context of each piece of writing.)
2. Do believe in original blessing. (God's good creation.)
3. Do believe that God is love.
4. Do believe that God is compassionate.
5. Do believe that we should work towards "The Kingdom Of God" on earth (ie. not just a reward in heaven).
6. Do believe that "The Kingdom of God" is characterized by justice, equality, understanding, and peace.
7. Do believe that God is immanent and panentheistic.
8. Do believe that homosexuality is a legitimate expression of God's good creation.
9. Do believe that women are equal to men.
10.Do believe that people are free to worship God in any way that they see fit.
11.Do believe in life after death for everyone.
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