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söndag, juni 08, 2008
95 teser - inför en ny reformation?
Ett svar på Luthers teser - idag?

Hittade hur som helst en sådan lista, skriven av Matthew Fox, tidigare katolik och dominikan, som till slut blev nedtystad av Vatikanen, numera anglikansk frispråkig präst - här är bara ett litet utdrag.

Inte minst företeelsen "Sycophants" är tänkvärd... ;-)

*Ideology is not theology and ideology endangers the faith because it replaces thinking with obedience, and distracts from the responsibility of theology to adapt the wisdom of the past to today’s needs. Instead of theology it demands loyalty oaths to the past.

*Loyalty is not a sufficient criterion for ecclesiastic office—intelligence and proven conscience is.

*No matter how much the television media fawn over the pope and papacy because it makes good theater, the pope is not the church but has a ministry within the church. Papalolotry is a contemporary form of idolatry and must be resisted by all believers.

*Creating a church of Sycophants is not a holy thing. Sycophants (Webster’s dictionary defines them as “servile self-seeking flatterers”) are not spiritual people for their only virtue is obedience. A Society of Sycophants — sycophant clergy, sycophant seminarians, sycophant bishops, sycophant cardinals, sycophant religious orders of Opus Dei, Legioneers of Christ and Communion and Liberation, and the sycophant press--do not represent in any way the teachings or the person of the historical Jesus who chose to stand up to power rather than amassing it.

*Vows of pontifical secrecy are a certain way to corruption and cover-up in the church as in any human organization.

*Original sin is an ultimate expression of a punitive father God and is not a Biblical teaching. But original blessing (goodness and grace) is biblical.

*The term “original wound” better describes the separation humans experience on leaving the womb and entering the world, a world that is often unjust and unwelcoming than does the term “original sin.”

*Fascism and the compulsion to control is not the path of peace or compassion and those who practice fascism are not fitting models for sainthood. The seizing of the apparatus of canonization to canonize fascists is a stain on the church.

*The Spirit of Jesus and other prophets calls people to simple life styles in order that “the people may live.”
Dancing, whose root meaning in many indigenous cultures is the same as breath or spirit, is a very ancient and appropriate form in which to pray.

*To honor the ancestors and celebrate the communion of saints does not mean putting heroes on pedestals but rather honoring them by living out lives of imagination, courage and compassion in our own time, culture and historical moment as they did in theirs.

*A diversity of interpretation of the Jesus event and the Christ experience is altogether expected and welcomed as it was in the earliest days of the church.

*Therefore unity of church does not mean conformity. There is unity in diversity. Coerced unity is not unity.

*The Holy Spirit is perfectly capable of working through participatory democracy in church structures and hierarchical modes of being can indeed interfere with the work of the Spirit.

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postat av Charlotte Therese Björnström @ 16:45  
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  • 11 juni, 2008 20:48 sa Blogger Maria

    Mycket spännande. Jag tror att reformation är någonting som måste vara pågående, men så är jag ju också lutheran ;o) (ja, jag vet, även vi har stelnat, men drömmen lever). Kloka ord var det iaf!

     
  • 11 juni, 2008 21:15 sa Blogger Charlotte Therese

    Maria,

    Välkommen hit!

    Ja, nog måste förnyelsen pågå...

    Det är som vatten i en bäck - det blir dåligt om det är stillastående - men om det rinner på förblir det friskt.

    Charlotte

     
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