Comment of the Day 2
Apparently, a couple of guys are having some kind of online back-and-forth about pomo and Christianity, or whatever they think it is or will be or whatever. The guy whose writings are copied in the above link is one Peter Rollins, who's put out a book about how we ought to NOT talk about God. In my view, if this how he think who should talk about Him, then his book is only only worth using in an outhouse.
For me religionless Christianity operates without any metaphysical guarantees. There is doubt, complexity and ambiguity throughout. And so there can be no final foundational claim to an external source ensuring that everything will work out well in the end (one can, of course, hope that there is).
So, what does any of that mean? Take a guess; after all, they're pomos, to them the reader is more important than the writer.
Seriously, I think he's saying that he doesn't know if there is a God or not. Consider further...
'I have been reborn, transformed, renewed by God, but then again I wonder who, what or even if God is.'
So, a God who may not even exist has transformed, renewed, and reborn someone? Does that make any sense to anyone?
Instead of saying 'I am not sure God is there in my day to day life but I know that God really is there' (i.e. everything is ultimately going to be o.k), I am more prone to say that Christianity allows us to claim, 'God is here in our midst, although I am not sure God exists' (i.e. God is what we live here and now without guarantee that God is 'out there'). While the former justifies faith via a metanarrative the later lives Christianity as a meganarrative (a grounded story)
So, Christianity lets us say God is here, even if we don't know if God is really here, or there, or anywhere? And does his definition of God here...
God is what we live here and now without guarantee that God is 'out there'
...strike anyone else as being merely an empty collection of words without real substance or meaning?
And saddest still, this 'thinker' has been teaching in Youth With A Mission schools. As a former YWAMer myself, I find this insulting and sickening. YWAM's flirtation with WoF was bad enough, but if they continue to allow this heretic to fill their students with this nonsense, than they do not deserve to be supported.
I'm still waiting for these pomos to finally get the integrity to admit their atheism.