Thursday, November 15, 2012

No shame

You may not be old enough, or theological enough, to remember Harvey Cox. A big deal in the 60's.

His final book:
He views the religion’s first three centuries as the Age of Faith, when followers simply embraced the teachings of Jesus*. Then came the Age of Belief, in which church leaders increasingly took control and set acceptable limits on doctrine and orthodoxy. But the last 50 years, Cox contends, welcome in the Age of the Spirit, in which Christians have begun to ignore dogma and embrace spirituality, while finding common threads with other religions.

Narcissistic and upchuckingly moronic. It is the perennial, perhaps foundational, Protestant delusion: the simplicity and purity of the original.

*No one who knows anything about Church history could possible write anything so stupidly inaccurate. 

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