Tuesday, January 5, 2010


The chorus of an Old Crow Medicine Show tune contains the following line: “We’re all in this thing together, walking the line between faith and fear.” I’ve learned that the only people I really care to hang with are people with the humility required to admit their doubts. And when we admit our anthropomorphized, split personality conception of Superhero/Supertyrant God doesn’t hold up – doesn’t “work” - we’re bound to “flirt” with atheism. I’ve heard and read and shared reams of apologetics for God, and have come ‘round to seeing it all as a waste of time and energy. If God is God, then God doesn’t lose an ounce of sleep over this – that is, if God is both the source of all Truth and Creator of all that is including the human power of reason, then it seems that God should fully expect human doubts re: the existence of an unseen “Spirit” with personality in a world containing mind-numbing pain and suffering, a world where proof of God is simply not possible. I’m increasingly drawn to an elusive/mystery-filled conception of the divine as the combination of God-isms in the scriptures: God is love, spirit (life), goodness and light (truth). This God “works”, AISI, but certainly not in the way the God-in-a-Calvinist-box assumes. ~ Rob Hunter

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