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llibrariann has commented on (3) products.

Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back by Frank Schaeffer
Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back

llibrariann, October 3, 2007

A human version of "Old Yeller". There is no doubt that Schaeffer is a good writer, but it is sad to read about the rich heritage thrown away, destroyed by a deadly disease. How unfortunate that there is no end to the story, just a continuation of the spread of the illness.
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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

llibrariann, August 6, 2007

Oh, great, another excuse to tear out more pages of the Manual. One look at our changing cultural mores would indicate we need every good foundation we have. But that's OK. This much-maligned Book has already told us this would happen and what the results would be. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus." ( Some of It's last words on the subject)
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Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism by Michelle Goldberg
Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

llibrariann, May 2, 2007

It is very hard to describe the taste of a banana, and even harder if you've never eaten one. Ms. Goldberg's book reminds me of that example. Whatever leaning toward dominionism fundamental Christians may engage in, the leaning does not find a foundation in the book most claim to hold as the main manual for their life style. What Ms. Goldberg may not be aware of is that true fundamental Christians (who have even separated themselves from other Christians on this issue) view themselves as belonging to another Kingdom and only here as an ambassador of their leader, Jesus Christ. This belief comes from I Corinthians.

Just like most ambassadors, when living conditions in the visited country become uncomfortable, efforts are made to change the things that can be changed to relect the country of origin. It certainly would be a difficult task, perhaps an unethical one, to make radical changes in a country not one's own. If things beome intolerable, ambassadors are usually called back to point of origin. The analogies go on and on and certainly give a better understanding than Ms. Goldberg's assumptions.
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