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the pernicious evil of fundamentalism

this is unbelievable – no, it’s not: how many right-wing conservative, and literalist “pastors” believe in chastisement and submission, because “the Bible tells me so”

These people will say that they are using Biblical injunctions, but this is NOT practising Christianity.

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Finding Christ Today

Let us find Jesus crucified not on the cross of yesterdays old wood but in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Palestine, Ethiopia, Mali, etc.

Let us find Jesus not in a Garden long lost, but sweating blood in the furnace of clerical child abuse and church homophobia.

Let us find Jesus not broken in bread and wine but torn apart as he sifts with the poor for food through the garbage on India’s rubbish heaps.

Let us find Jesus tortured not in some kangaroo court of old but in Guantanamo Bay and America’s Death Rows.

Let us find Jesus raised not in an Easter Garden but in what we do to help challenge and change corruption and to heal the casualties of this long struggle against evil.

(the Open Episcopal Church)

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