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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Agnes writes of a God Beyond Morality

In the ongoing debate about the role of moral rules in the life of faith, Agnes gives a definition of God that is centred neither in moralism NOR on any insipid view of God as a therapist.

I think God just IS and I'm not sure that implementing rules to encompasses something so broad is a way of worship. I'm more inclined to believe that to see the best in who and what we experience is our way to God no matter how bad it is. I think that is a very hard thing to do but I do believe that is true spiritual liberation.

I must admit it's only one interpretation and not the literal word of God. It's also very idealistic but if the concept of God is not idealistic then what is the point of recognising a supreme being.

Faith to me is believing that when we are down and out or feeling very isolated, then at least we can accept that we are created in God's image and here because we are here for a purpose and therefore important and loved.

The church to me does not often offer God to those who are at their least not unconditionally. Its more about collecting souls. Souls who belong to God not employees of the church. It's only a point of view.

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