Okay so today, I found this goodie on tumblr: Liam Neeson and Aslan.
Now, I am not gonna say that Aslan isn’t an allegory for Christ. But I have many problems with that Liam’s statement AND the author’s “CONCERNS.” First of all, Aslan can be Buddha? Okay, really? Really? I guess Liam hasn’t read the Narnia series or doesn’t remember the politics in them. Look Aslan is a type of Jesus, and he’s also a right wing authoritarian figure. Prince Caspian is basically a story about how democracy is bad, Aslan is “good but dangerous” hint hint hint. If you read any C.S. Lewis, especially his Space Trilogy, the guy leans heavily pro-war and conservative. Does the Buddha represent any of these values? Um no, because not every religious founder is viewed by their religion the same way. It’s like Liam is taking what he has learned from Christianity, and applying it to another religion, rather than seeing it, speaking of it on its own terms. Narnia is clearly a theistic story; Buddhism is a non-theist religion.
On the concern, and the argument that C.S. Lewis is an “intolerant” Anglican. Look, really? That’s dumb. Have you even read the newspaper headlines with Anglicans and Episcopalians? (please read the links if you don’t know what’s up) While Lewis was politically conservative, he was theologically liberal. He is what we call a universalist, that Jesus died for everyone, and that while Jesus is savior, if you worship Tash or practice another religion, you are saved through Jesus’s death and resurrection. This is the conclusion of several of Lewis’ own writings, including The Last Battle. Whether we disagree with Anglicans is a different issue, but to make claims about Anglican theology and history, without any familiarity, well, is just bad theology!
It’s just after 4 pm PST in Seattle, and this is your rapture update.
It is just after midnight on June 7th in Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. Guess what, no sign of the rapture. No comment yet from the failed prophet himself, Steve Fletcher. I’ll do one more update tomorrow morning, but I’m calling this one busted. Guess his “Bible lock” isn’t as accurate as he thought…
- June 6 Rapture? (theonerd.com)
After yesterday’s tragic tornado in Moore, OK, I was waiting for some pastor to say something asinine on the internet. Well, that honor goes to “Pastor” John Piper.
The tweet has since been deleted.
Seriously? It’s hard to believe that you were a pastor! Not helpful. At all.
And for all those that favorited this tweet, you are being led astray by a false teacher. You should be ashamed of yourselves!
I can think of several verses that are way more helpful that this drivel you posted. Maybe it’s time to stop the bad attempts at theology when a natural disaster strikes. You sure have enough of them under your belt!
I’ve started reading The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach To Christian Theology by Kevin J. Vanhoozer. As I read the book, I will be posting quotes and thought (well, that’s the play anyway…)
So it’s no secret that I have a Master of Divinity. It’s also no secret that I don’t work in a church. As it stands right now, I feel that I’m discerning my future ministry.
As I was browsing through my Facebook timeline today, I stumbled across this article from the Washington Post, Seminary graduates not always ministering from the pulpit. One thing I found interesting is the percentage of MDiv grads that expect to go into full-time church ministry.
About 41 percent of master’s of divinity graduates expect to pursue full-time church ministry, down from 52 percent in 2001 and from 90-something percent a few decades ago, according to the Association of Theological Schools, the country’s largest such group.
Interesting article, and nice to see that there are more people out there like me.
According to Bachmann, our nation has experienced judgment twice on 9/11…
This is some of the worst of the bad theology out there, in my not so humble opinion.
Please, make the stupid stop!
And this comes after a recent study that shows a belief in an angry God is associated with poor mental health…
I’m just sayin’!
HT: Right Wing Watch
I posted this the other day on Tumblr and thought I would share it here.
All I have to say is ugh…