I don't typically celebrate Passover but I have done so a few times with
Jewish friends. It was a good experience.
Hosting or attending a "Seder" type dinner among Christians can be
intended as neither mockery nor mimicry but might be a sincere form of
intellectual exercise to align one's belief in both Jehovah of the Old
Testament with the Risen Jesus of the new. Neither Jew nor Gentile should
proclaim exclusivity to worship and learn whom, where, what or how they may.
Mutual respect and tolerance would do nice things for everyone -- and our skin
can be thick enough to let everyone more or less have their own approach to
Does it matter that there is no evidence that the Exodus ever happened? That it
is now the historical and archeological consensus that the story is a fiction
developed in an attempt to unite Israelites as a people?
Karen-We get it. You're an atheist.
Mick,You seem to have taken my comment as a gratuitous poke of a
stick. Maybe I should have waited until I was less annoyed before writing, but
my question was a sincere one: Does it matter if something is true?According to a DN editorial today, truth is a social principle to be
encouraged. "[It affects] personal morality, and [it affects] our political
morality." I couldn't agree more.
Karen R.,"....my question was a sincere one. Does it matter if
something is true?"______________________________Not for
the purpose of honoring and celebrating tradition. The Exodus and the
resurrection of Jesus, both celebrated just this last week by respective
believers, endure from generation to generation despite scientific skepticism
that either event actually happened exactly as popular belief tells it.
I am gay. I grew up Mormon and I am grateful for all the moments when I shared
spiritual moments with others. After I was out it was all gone! I am not
blaming, it just happens that way. I may be gay, but it hasn't taken away
how much I love sharing a belief in God with others. I was really frustrated
because people just don't open up and I found myself backing a co worker
into a corner so I could tell her how I felt about God.She is Mormon. I
don't tell them what to believe! I just want to hear their sincere beliefs.
It builds anyone up!I had a wonderful experience among some catholic. they
shared!Believe me! There are some true spiritual experiences waiting for
you if you allow others to share their faith. It doesn't mean that you
believe the same things. There is power that comes from peoples deep belief in
God!I have to believe different. I know God is fine with who I am! People
back away. Most people don't know how much I believe in God