Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dustin the Heretic

Today we had another session of our Alpha course at my church--for those not in the know, it's a "back to basics" discussion style Bible class, frequently populated with thinking agnostics. After the lesson, one of my partners and crime and I discussed how relieved we could feel comfortable speaking freely because everyone else was just as big of a heretic as we were.

In a room of seven people, we had one monotheist and nobody who believed in scriptural inerrancy.

I would say that next week we would deny idea of an eternal soul, but we already have an elder who wrote a book on that. (This is a shocking statement--the crux of the belief is that eternal life is a gift, from God, unto his children. The damned do not suffer, but simply do not get returned to life.)


Blogger Gibbie the labrat said...

I did Alpha, twice. I thought it was my kind of christianity. But I am troubled by the requirement of absolute belief. You have to believe in X, Y, and Z to belong to this branch/sect of christianity. Anyway, I like the anglican guy. But i'd like to see the proof that Jesus actually existed. Ie other sources than the bible.

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