Shuck and Jive

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Friday, April 25, 2008

O My Goddess

For those who get their theology from Letters to the Editor in the Johnson City Press, here is the lesson for today:

God is masculine
There was an ambivalent feeling as I read two articles on the Opinion/Editorial page of the Johnson City Press edition of April 16. Since I am a Christian, I read with interest “Direction of America” (by J.G. Daniel) and I believe kudos should be extended to the writer.

On that same page however, there was an article by Cokie and Steve Roberts which included a questionable paragraph (with a nonbiblical statement). The gist of my objection is in the following excerpt: “Even though God clearly created baseball ... she clearly made some mistakes.”

In my opinion, every Biblebelieving Christian would claim that the pronoun should be mas
culine, not feminine. A reference to our heavenly father should not be distorted or be made in jest.

The preceding paragraph was not written to be captious, but instead to rectify an inaccurate assertion.

Johnson City

At the risk of being captious, Mr. Arnold may need to connect with his Inner Goddess.

Parvati nursing her son Ganesha.