A smattering of random thoughts that I have decided to put out there for all to read. Because a diary just isn't public enough
That is an amusing photo-but amusement slides toward the baffling when I examine the original site. The Sacred Sandwich proclaims scriptural inerrancy and infallibility within a web-savvy retro format. I am particularly perplexed when this consummate purveyor of postmodern irony lashes out: "It is our position that the postmodern church has become too enamored with the world and all its trappings. They have slowly displaced the authority of the Scriptures with manmade traditions, cultural influences, and business practices that appeal to our earthly senses." Just who is appealing here to "earthly senses?" It seems to me that fundamentalist Christians, who are after all capable of insights that the rest of us should hear, always end up in some kind of self-contradiction--often at heart a love/hate relationship with modernity. They want a scientistic faith with no scientific accountability. Am I being too harsh? I agree in part with the portrayal of the church as overly-accommodating. Or maybe I should just appreciate the fun part.
Just for the record, I'm not in any way siding with that site's theology or views on religion, science or society. I like funny captions on old-timey photos. I enjoy that site in much the same way as I enjoy Tom Cruise films. I just ignore the parts that make me break out in hives. Myself, I'm a bit of a Luddite, so I'm sometimes guilty of longing for the "good old days", I admit.
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