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Response to noel711 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 10:53 PM

11. Aye, there's the rub.

The great irony is that same vehemence can be found in both the Darwinist and the GOP brand of (small "C" christianity.

Did they never study the levels of literary works? The story level, the symbolic, the metaphoric, and later- finally-that "Spiritually Linguistic" level. Music. Poetry. The Fine ARTS. Art. Theater. The Classical composers, how did they ever write those notes? isn't it all from a place of inspiration within? Frankly isn't all Inspiration divine?

It is easy to see what is ugly, cold, mean, heartless, but isn't it easier and a lot more pleasant to see wonder? The taste of a juicy peach, a lemon, an orange, a grapefruit.
The birds and their birdsong. Humor, the frog, the cat, the giraffe, the hippo. Scents, oh yeah, lavender, cedar, skunk.

and its ELCA. We're an experiment in progress. Our new pastor began as a nun, she completes the work and will be ordained this winter. Our congregation is such a great mix of backgrounds. A few grumble, but then we're Lutherans, we fear change and yet what did Marty bring? Love it.

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