[Uucf-bible] Marriage and the Bible
urbsqu at cowboy.net
Wed Sep 8 17:02:01 EDT 2004
I really appreciate your response -- and yes, I feel the same way too!
I just finished leading the complete series of sessions on John
Buehrens' book "Understanding the Bible" and it was awesome. The
group is even going to do a Sunday service soon! I couldn't be more
elated. I have discovered such a richness through them over these
past few months, and hate having to deal with all that's out there on
a daily basis. But it is moments like these that make this work all
Your many websites are a valuable resource to people like me who don't
want to deal with hunting for them. However, I know I need to have
some tangible tools, and this is ever so helpful.
Abundant Blessings to you too!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathleen Kopitsky" <sliksky at rcn.com>
To: <uucf-bible at lists.uua.org>
Sent: September 8, 2004 3:21 PM
Subject: [Uucf-bible] Marriage and the Bible
> Sigh----Please excuse me if I am a bit cranky. As a life long
> get really sick with the use and misuse of scripture....any
> Especially when they are used to deny me my human rights. I have
> of the arguments all of my life. Blah!
> A basic problem: The core foundation of interpretation of
> between liberal religious folks and non-religious liberal folks is
> fundamentally different. It is nearly impossible for the two to
> alone converse. A verse by verse, tit for tat, is useless.
> religious folks may consider the Bible the unalterable revelation of
> now in ink, not to be changed and taken literally, forever and ever,
> More liberal religious folks may look to the Bible for inspiration,
> considering the Spirit of the work; paying more attention to the
> not the particular individual words. We could line up verses for
> against many issues. What then do we have? Individuals who can
> verses of the Christian Scripture, while they miss the fundamental
> of God's love. Curious.
> OK---that said, check out the following websites for a good
> of numerous Bible verses related to gay issues:
> Apologies if I am sounding harsh. I have sat for days listening
> arguments in the Massachusetts State House related to this issue.
> been attacked numerous times by 'church people'. I do not have
> describe what it is like to have my beloved scriptures used against
> my family. Sigh.
> As a UU I am concerned that our current federal administration is
> to turn our country into a theocracy, which I believe is not a good
> especially for liberal religious folks. I may be more frightened
> want to admit. I am not convinced that in the halls of our
government is an
> appropriate place for the Chrisitian Scriptures. Why not the Koran?
> not......any other scripture?
> Is there no other way to argue the issue of gay marriage?
> Abundant Blessings.
> Kathleen Kopitsky
> Ministerial Candidate, UUA
> Married my sweetheart of 11 years on May 17, 2004 at 10:30am.
> Thank you, God.
> sliksky at rcn.com
> May peace prevail on Earth.
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