“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

a fractured faith

(Amarillo) More and more of late, I've been wondering how "Christianity" can continue to be considered by anyone who is honest with herself to be a single, cohesive philosophy. Does any basic theology remain that is shared by everyone who calls himself a Christian, from the Pope in Rome, to the evangelical megachurch compounds, to the Jabez-ites, to the old-school Methodist church I attend? They all seem so very different, and so at odds with one another.

And then there is this nightmare, from a Christian group with whom we are not unfamiliar in the Panhandle of Texas: