Shuck and Jive

Opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent the views of the congregation I joyfully serve. But my congregation loves me!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Amendment A Passes

I noticed on the official PCUSA website that amendment A has passed. This was the 'shut your eyes, cover your ears, and scream the creed at the top of your lungs in front of an entire group of people to show your love for Jesus' amendment.

I was the only blogger I know of beating the drum against it.

I suppose most people thought I was overreacting. Maybe so.

I hope no mischief will come of this amendment. It was designed for mischief, make no mistake about that. I felt it was a slap in the face of one of the few truly progressive congregations in our denomination.

This amendment arose from the presbytery in which one of its congregations was taken to church court for admitting into membership a person who embraced reason. Gasp.

We wouldn't want a person like that in our churches. For as we all know...

Yes this is an actual church signboard, not a fake one, from a church in Arkansas. Thanks to Monkerstein for posting it. It was first posted here.

Truer words were never more ironically spoken.

Meanwhile, the Episcopalians sack a priest because they reason that it is illogical to believe in two mythological deities at the same time.

So I continue to bang my head against Peter's rock. The rock solid superstition of institutional religion that regards peddling theological antiquities, the forced regurgitation of slogans, and ecclesiastical rule-making as its greatest triumphs.

Why do I do this?

Because I think it is supposed to be about the endless quest for truth and goodness.

And I enjoy the covered dish suppers.