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Apparently, one can be an Anglican priest and also a Hindu. The article states:
Mr Hart believes that his change to Hinduism would be “read in the spirit of open exploration and dialogue, which is an essential feature of our shared modern spirituality”.
He also said that he would continue to celebrate as an Anglican priest when he visited England, but he would also visit a Hindu temple while there. “My philosophical position is that all religions are cultural constructs,” he said. “I am acting out God’s story in local terms.”
I’m getting pretty tired of this caca de torro.
I guess I shouldn’t throw away my application to the Jedi academy after all! Sigh. Maranantha!
10 thoughts on “Inclusive as…”
Jesus is Lord.
I was married to an Indian Christian for 8 years and have two Anglo-Indian sons. As a result I am a huge fan of Indian cinema. I would never want to disrespect another person’s religion, but let me tell you, when I watch those films and I am exposed to the religious philosophies behind them, I am so utterly glad to be a Christian.
So many of the characters in those films are portrayed as helpless victims of their circumstances, bound by destinies predetermined by the “gods” and the Karma of a previous life. I’m glad to know that my destiny is to overcome.
Give me Jesus.
I’m your biggest fan Padre!
Inclusivity has come to mean we simply accept all for who they are, what they do, and how they believe. We embrace them with an “I’m ok, you’re ok” mentality. This is gross error.
Inclusivity as properly understood means that we invite everyone to Jesus regardless of who they are, what they have done, and how they believe. When they finally do come to Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life (a very exclusive way) he promises he will not drive them away. He will begin to heal them. He will now begin to transform them and be formed in them as they partake of the divine nature. And the new follower of Christ has allegiance to only one master – the Lord Jesus.
Are we tolerant of those who do not embrace Jesus? You bet! Do we love them? Absolutely! Can we be friends? Yes. But we must not have them think that all ideas are equal and all roads lead to paradise.
So Christianity is both inclusive and exclusive. It inclusively invites everyone to taste and see that the Lord (the one true Lord – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is very good. God is not a respector of persons. All may come to HIM. But it is to HIM that they must come. It is in this way that Christianity is exclusive. Jesus is THE only way.
Glory alone be to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning so it is now and so shall it ever be, world without end! Alleluia! Amen!
This is indeed a very sad and tragic thing that a priest in the COE would think that he can serve pagan deities along side the one, true God.
Didn’t God have something to say to Israel about this in the Old Testament?
I’m resonating with scott and ange. Thanks for the tribute Jazzy. Google the Latin phrase and you’ll find something cool. It comes from St. Benedict. I noticed you’ve turned off your comments–keep groovin’.
What Indian films do you speak of?
Devdas, Veer- Zaara (although it has a happy ending) Shakti, Dil Se, Monsoon Wedding, Lagaan.
I didn’t care for Shakti at all and would not recommend it. Devdas I feel is a must see and although it is very tragic I love Dil Se.
What a wonderful post, Scott Eaton. Thanks be to God.
this is just not right…
Jazztheo – you are too much.