What sprigs of fresh air that are not bound and chained by churchanity!
"God is unfolding through our consciousness and our self consciousness...."
One should seek out also Matthew Fox and Tom Harpur ....
"My thoughts have evolved on this over the years because I believe we are given our minds to use. It is a very sacred gift and human reason is tremendously important. It is very unfortunate whenever religious people turn their back on reason as if it wasn't God's highest gift to us. I have tried to use my mind and the more I thought about the scriptures the more I read and studied them the more I realized that myth is not like a fairy tale; myth is way of telling a truth that can only be told by means of a story. It embodies it and preserves it and it appeals to the imagination and to the spirit of a person in a way that factual and literal things cannot. There's a reason it says in the Bible that, "The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." Literalism deadens the meaning, but the spiritual sense gives life, and that is from St. Paul. That became the operating principle that I began using more and more as I tried to understand the scriptures and make them relevant initially to my congregation and then eventually to my students and later on to a larger audience via my work at the newspaper"
The Pagan Christ
Thanks Seoc and Prev for reminding me of such enlightened souls this morning.
Rev. Matthew Fox, a liberation theologian and progressive visionary who was silenced by the Vatican and later dismissed from the Dominican order, is an Episcopal priest, founder of the University of Creation Spirituality, and author of 24 books, including Original Blessing and One River, Many Wells.