Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sydney Anglicans could learn a lot about humility from GLBT Christians

You know Bill... I had the priviledge of attending the annual GLBT Multifaith Service last night. It was supported by the Uniting Network, MCC, Dayenu and Acceptance, and is a listed event in the June Sydney Pride Festival. I was blown away by the humility these people displayed in their worship. It was nothing like the hardline judgmental arrogance displayed by Sydney Anglicans when putting down GLBT people ...or anyone else who dares to think differently?

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved? -Carl Sagan

This is basic theology, friends. You might wish to concede the point on a global flood (although I wouldn’t personally – the approach itself betrays a certain attitude to Scripture) but that doesn’t mean you have to accept Mascord’s argument. Disagreements about the historicity of the flood are exactly that, disagreements over historical claims. Disagreements over being “born” gay are an entirely different category. That Mascord, who taught philosophy at Moore College for many years, seeks to equate the two arguments is particularly disappointing - David Ould Sydney Anglican

As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Worse than hypocrisy is shamelessness. Knowing something is wrong, refusing to repent and openly and flagrantly continuing to practice that which is wrong. This is sinning defiantly - “with a high hand”. It is an attitude of unrepentant shamelessness that needs to be repented of even more than the sinful actions- Phillip Jensen

Until you have suffered much in your heart, you cannot learn humility. ― Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

Sydney Anglicans learning humility...

1 comment:

  1. You have quoted some fine brains in this tribute to the humility of Sydney 'Anglicans'. I am the most humble and brilliant of them all. As a believer in the Great Flood, I humbly believe it was Our Loving Father's intention to drown all homosexuals. I say that with Calvinist Love, profound intelligence and humility.